Hardcore Investigative News! The Official Newsletter Of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists
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Editor- Ralph Thomas

June 10th, 2007 Edition


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Investigative Articles

Researchers Develop 100% Accurate Electronic Face Recognition
Researchers claim they have perfected a system that uses computers to accurately identify images of people's faces, which could aid in the apprehension of criminals in public places such as airports that use surveillance cameras, according to a study released.

High Technology! Solar Powered iPhone Coming Soon?
A patent application suggests that Apple is working out a way of powering portable devices with the sun. Owners of Apple devices such as iPods and iPhones may soon be able to charge them up by leaving them out in the sun.

Inside an FBI Computer Forensics Lab
By Kevin Poulsen

The experts at the FBI's newly accredited Regional Computer Forensics Lab in San Diego have already helped solve murders, child porn cases and robberies. They're among the best in the nation at pulling evidence from hard drives, cellphones and memory cards.

Trends! Public Safety Goes Private
Demand for Private Security Professionals Skyrockets

"Osama bin Laden has probably been the biggest boost for private security and investigation employment ever," remarks Kirk Barner. A Sacramento-based private investigator for 18 years, Barner is experiencing incredible demand for his services since 9/11. "I have more offers than I could possibly accommodate." By Jennifer Corkery

Diplomatic Immunity
By Jonathan L. Rudd, J.D.

Today, more than any other time in this nation's history, investigators are required to handle incidents involving foreign nationals. Such encounters are generally routine; however, at times, they can become convoluted due to differences in custom, language, and law.

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PI Profile Robert Gater
Robert Gater's office is at the end of a long hallway in the basement of a Bank Street building. It's a neat, tidy office, business-like and professional looking. It's also a shrine to Indiana Jones. Gater, a private investigator, has Harrison Ford's face over all the walls, on dozens of books and magazines covers, a small army of movie figurines carefully arranged on on a bookcase, and even an Indiana Jones' trademark fedora, bullwhip and handbag.

2,300 Missing Persons Reported Every Day
Reports of missing persons have increased sixfold in the past 25 years, from roughly 150,000 in 1980 to about 900,000 this year. The increase was driven in part by the country's growing population. But the numbers also indicate that law enforcement treats the cases more seriously now, including those of marginalized citizens.

Civil Liability and Criminal Prosecution in Federal Court for Police Misconduct
By Richard G. Schott, J.D.
Te law enforcement profession comes with many risks, most of which are knowingly accepted by its members. As in many other occupations, lesser-known, more subtle risks also are inherent in law enforcement. When officers are involved in a physical struggle or violent confrontation, they run the risk of sustaining injury or even death to accomplish their law enforcement mission.

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Visual Search - A Primer for the New Search Age?
Traditionally, visual search has referred to strictly image searches. Search engines simply scanned the web for keywords in the ALT attributes attached to images, similar to a text search. Lately, however, visual search has begun to embody the entire presentation of search results.

Multiple Exposure Method in Digital
Photography of Fingerprints

by Alan Chaikovsky, Uri Argaman, Alex Balman,
Laser Sin-David, Avner Barzovski, and Uri Yaalon
Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS),
Israel Police, National H.Q., Jerusalem, Israel
Forensic latent fingerprint photography, performed with evidence that has a substrate that is not uniform in terms of shape, color, and so forth, requires the use of various techniques. This report will introduce the multiple exposure method using digital photography and computerized image processing using layers methodology.

Technology-Can Yahoo save Microsoft?
It's got to be strange to be Bill Gates right now. If anyone should be able to look back on a career with satisfaction, he should. The co-founder of Microsoft is retiring later this month to devote his energies to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leaves behind not just one of the world's most profitable and influential corporations but two entire industries. Before Gates started Microsoft 30 years ago, computers were things delivered by forklift, and software was free. Today, PCs are as ubiquitous as cellphones, and software is a quarter-trillion-dollar business.

Interview Clues Words ! That Leave an Investigative Trail By Vincent A. Sandoval, M.A.
Leading article on what words to look for and listen for in an investigative interview from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

New Search Engines
An article that reviews new search engines coming into the web market place.



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Industrial Espionage Countermeasures
Very good English presentation on information theoft prevention and industrial countermeasures. A youtube video.

Presidential SUV With Gun Mount Video

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Blast From The Past
The Minox Spy Camera By Ralph Thomas

A part text and part video presentation of the Minox Spy Camera collection from the Spy And Private-Eye Museum with Ralph Thomas

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Inside A Surveillance Van
Good video presentation of inside a surveillance van and the surveillance equipment use.

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This isa part text and graphics review and part video review of the CovertTek Stationary Covert Video Camera line that has covert cameras and DVRs built into normal every day products with motion activation and time and date staamping with Cody Woods.

Curbside Investigator Podcast!
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News Stories

Private investigator linked to owner of escort service
Documents obtained by the Deseret News show that a private investigator who tailed the Salt Lake County district attorney worked in tandem with a man accused of running a prostitution ring.

Repossession business booms with poor economy
The economy may be hurting many businesses, but one Suncoast company can't keep the business away. We're talking about the Repo man.

Process Server Killed While Delivering Divorce Papers
A process server was slain, and two children were taken to a hospital after a confrontation in Loveland. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said the person who died was serving divorce papers and a restraining order at the home of 45-year-old James Scott Whitler on Wednesday night. Whitler was arrested in connection with the slaying.

Pellicano case a cautionary tale for PIs
The story of Anthony Pellicano, the rogue private investigator from Hollywood, has put a bad light on the field of private investigations.

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Bodyguard files $350000 claim against ex-Yukos official RIA Novosti, Russia
MOSCOW, May 27 (RIA Novosti) - A former bodyguard filed a compensation claim Tuesday for eight million rubles ($350000) against ex-Yukos official Leonid ...

Bounty hunters under investigation after Lakewood killing
LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A group of bounty hunters is under investigation by police and the state after they shot and killed a wanted man in Lakewood Thursday afternoon.

Man says private investigator threatened to kill him
Police were called to a downtown attorney's office Monday afternoon after a confrontation that allegedly saw a local private investigator threaten to kill a man.

Last Minutes Calamity In Robbery
Whti the addition of one little shoping cart, a robbery turns into a wacky cirus act. See the video!

Actor Sues Dog the Bounty Hunter Producers
NEW YORK, May 23: Boris Krutonog, a Russian-born actor who says he created the A&E reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter, has sued the show's producers for at least $5 million that he claims they owe him in royalties, salary and other compensation, according to an AP report.

Dreams of a worldwide wireless Web
Sitting on the porch at Finca Torrenova, his 800-acre retreat on this Mediterranean island, Martin Varsavsky ticks off the credentials of the group of Internet entrepreneurs finishing lunch at a nearby table.

Teen Nabbed For Naked MySpace Photos
Meet Alex Phillips. The Wisconsin teenager is facing felony child pornography charges for allegedly posting naked photos of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend on his MySpace page. When contacted by police about the two images, Phillips, 17, balked at removing the pictures of the girl.

Email scam threatens death if you don't pay up
It's called the "Hitman Scam" and it uses fear to collect cash. It's an email that starts by saying someone you call your friend wants you dead, and it doesn't stop there. The email continues, threatening your life if you don't send them thousands of dollars.


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