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The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 by Jeffrey Toobin
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Apr 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: greed, journalism, mayhem, nonfiction, true-crime, wish-it-had-been-fiction
Read in April, 2011

Did you know that Target has its own crime lab? It's not in some closet in the back of a Target store, of course. It's a high-security private lab at the corporate headquarters. Target knows that police need to catch murderers and rapists and arsonists more than they need to catch shoplifters. So the company has its own fingerprint experts and investigators who gather the evidence and turn it over to police. If the shoplifters are stealing thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, operating as part of a gang, or working over a wide area, then cops are interested.

Also, did you know that taser comes from "Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle," a children's book published in the early 1900s? NASA researcher John Cover, who patented the taser in 1974, enjoyed the Tom Swift series.
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message 1: by Jan C (new)

Jan C A lesson to always leave your gloves on when you go to Target.

Manu I was also thinking of good ol' Target after finishing the boon ;)

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