The Homicide Victims’ Families’ Rights Act was signed into law recently by President Joe Biden. Did it go far enough?
The Cold Case Problem
Cold case homicides have become a national problem. In recent years, homicides continue to surge and case clearances continue to drop. What has made matters worse, is the rocky start of the the FBI’s new National Incident-Based Reporting System or NIBRS for short. Many cities, including both Los Angeles and New York City, did not report homicide data to the FBI in 2021. In 2023, the FBI announced that it will make an ‘estimation’ of crime statistics. That’s not a good plan.
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Is the Long Island Serial Killer Case Ice Cold?
By: Joseph Giacalone
Is the Long Island Serial Killer case ice cold? Yes. There has been little movement in the case. That’s all that we know. At this point in the investigation, it might be a good idea to release everything they have. Did the police record any of those call with Melissa Barthelemy’s sister? I have lots of questions. Continue reading “Is the Long Island Serial Killer Case Ice Cold?”
My name is Joseph Giacalone and I am a retired Sergeant SDS from the NYC Police Department. I will be starting a new blog that will cover Cold Cases, Missing Persons, Historical U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and various topics relating to law enforcement.
In addition, I will discuss some of the stories from the Bronx Cold Case Squad. I am a firm believer that the Cold Case Squad plays one of the most important roles any police department can have. You, are the last liaison between the victim’s family and the department. A role my detectives and I took seriously.
If you’d like to know more about me, head over to the About Me page.