Artistic view of a cosmic rays shower. Credit: ASPERA/Novapix/L.Bret
In money laundering, the process of making currency transactions to reduce a larger amount of money into negotiable instruments of less than $10,000 each.
Cop Speak by Tom Philbin, 1996.
Sneaking a look at someone’s ATM information in order to rob the account later.
Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act. Crafted in the 1970s to damage organized crime.
Mentally unbalanced people who falsely admit to committing murder. They will often say that it was “rays from outer space” that made them do it.
Vintage NYC Subway Token at Atomic Kommie Comics.
Someone who steals from sleeping riders on subway stations.
In New York City, One Police Plaza, police headquarters.
The three kinds of aggressive behavior exhibited by serial murderers in childhood that are predicative of sociopathic behavior and homicide: bed-wetting, cruelty to animals and fire-setting.
Telephone lines that mob informers use to reach their FBI contacts.
Bridge of Sighs, 1905 at Shorpy.
The 41st Precinct in New York City.
A police technique of rolling a flashlight across a doorway of a dark room to illuminate the interior.
In survival tactics, imaginary lines that fan out funnel-like from a doorway into a room.
A walkway between the courthouse and the old city prison in Manhattan called the Tombs.