Category Archives: Deep Thoughts

Found an iPad – Not Giving it Back

Some people make it too easy.

I was walking through an alley and found a bag. It must have fallen out of someone’s car. Inside I found some Medicare brochures, a pack of gum and-

An iPad

I have no way to plug it in to charge it, but now I’ll at least have a way to post to the website about my travels. Right now I’m setting up shop under the Whittier St. bridge, but I totally plan on finding a warmer spot in the near future.

The other dudes around here are fine, but they’re not always too happy to see me. I think they can tell I’m not one of them.

Every once in a while a truck comes around and drops off some food. I haven’t been around for that, but if it happens I’ll keep you posted.

Homelessness in the US

Homelessness is a complicated subject when it comes to crime. It has been shown previously that homelessness is a strong predictor of criminality. I don’t know why this is the case. It could be that homeless people simply have no options other than crime in order to fulfill basic human needs. It could also be that the over-representation of the mentally ill in the homeless population could cause an increased tendency toward criminality. It could also be that people are homeless because they have committed crimes in the past and cannot get jobs because of their criminal records. Homelessness might also just drive people crazy.

I don’t know if any of that is true. I’m really interested in this topic. Does anybody have any insights into the reason why so many people who are in jail have also been homeless at one time or another? Why do so many homeless people have criminal records? As someone who writes about crime for a living, I feel that it’s my duty to understand every aspect of criminality.

Help me out.

I need some insight.

Citizen Investigation in Action

Capital Offense takes an ordinary man, Kurt Stevens, and throws him into a mystery that he needs to solve using whatever means necessary. That scenario is becoming more and more believable. For example, in Seattle it is now possible for private citizens to track someone’s movement on the freeway by requesting data on a license plate. Link is here:

http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/948188-129/goes-quote-data-seattle-police-washington

Privacy concerns aside, this is a venue for regular people to become detectives in their everyday lives. The more power that we have to investigate, the more power that we have to end the violence in our lives.

Don’t forget to check out the latest chapters of Capital Offense at www.capitaloffensebook.com.