The Trench Reynolds Report

Without truth there is no justice

Once again, much like last year, headlines are making the rounds gain exaggerating the numbers of how many school shootings there have been this year. This year the number being tossed around is that there have been 47 school shootings this year and the stat has been brought to us by the same people who …

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In the wake of the tragic loss of life at Umpqua Community College, the debate has stirred up again whether or not naming the killers is giving them the fame that they craved. As I’ve said in a previous blog post I believe that the killers should be named so they don’t become more legend …

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I found this infographic about non-lethal alternatives to firearms interesting. Your mileage may vary. I especillay find it interesting that in some states TASERs and stun guns are banned but firearms are permitted. For instance in my state of North Carolina you can carry a gun with a concealed carry permit but TASERs are only …

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Report: 173 law enforcement officers killed on duty in 2011: In the last days of 2011 a statistic was released that said 173 local and federal police officers were killed in the line of duty as of 12/28/2011. That’s 173 men and women with friends, families and colleagues. That’s 173 people who were murdered while …

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Camden Named 2nd Most Dangerous City in America: I thought Camden, New Jersey would have been a lock to ‘win’ the not so prestigious title of America’s most dangerous city. After coming in 2nd to last year’s champion, St. Louis, Camden went on to lay off half of its police and firemen. As expected crime …

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Shaking things up…: Oodle CEO Craig Donato has taken to the official Oodle blog in order to once again defend the AIM Group study on craigslist crime that Oodle funded. In it Mr. Donato once again stands by the statistics that the AIM Group cited. The problem is that the tech community has slammed Oodle …

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Dear Jim Buckmaster and Craig Newmark: An open letter about crime and Craigslist: In this blog post from AIM Group head honcho Peter M. Zollman he defends the study that the AIM Group made where they called craigslist a cesspool of crime. Mr. Zollman says a lot of the things I’ve been saying and Mr. …

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Something has been bothering me ever since craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said that craigslist is safer than the city of Oakland, California. Now I’ll admit I can be slow on the uptake sometimes, and this is one of those times, so bear with me. It hit me that comparing craigslist to Oakland is like comparing …

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In his most recent blog post Oodle CEO Craig Donato responds to the accusations made by Jim Buckmaster and others about the recent study by the AIM Group commissioned by Oodle. In his blog post Mr. Donato basically says three things. The first is that he believes the crime stats cited by the AIM Group are solid. …

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