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Target's Crime Lab

Discussion in 'News' started by lord_casek, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,078 Likes Received: 1,008
    Target sets sights on hard-to-crack cases
    I got an unusual assignment this week -- Target's crime lab. Yes, I'm talking about that Target, the national "upscale discounter," as they style themselves in the information package the company hands out to reporters.

    Turns out Target has one of the most advanced crime labs in the country at its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was initially set up to deal with things like theft, fraud, and personal injury cases in their stores. Now, Target also helps law enforcement agencies nationwide solve crimes, even murders. Target has worked with the Secret Service, the ATF, and the FBI, to name a few.

    Target does the work for free, seeing it as a kind of community service. It doesn't advertise its crime lab services, but word started spreading and law enforcement agencies started asking for help. Some government agency labs aren't as well-equipped as Target's. In other cases, Target can get results faster because of logjams in agency labs.

    Target's lab is run by an ex-FBI agent and boasts a staff of forensic experts. They spend a lot of time analyzing video from surveillance cameras in their own stores.

    The day we visited we looked at how they helped crack a murder case using video from a convenience store security camera in Minneapolis. The Target team cleaned up the image of the shooting suspect, but that wasn't enough to identify him. Then they figured out what kind of car he was driving, even though you could barely see the vehicle through the store's window on the surveillance tape. It was the stuff of CSI.

    Police put these pieces together to help identify the murderer. He's now serving a life sentence in prison.

    http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.c...d-to-crack.html



    weird, huh?
     
  2. grc

    grc Member

    Joined: Feb 9, 2006 Messages: 974 Likes Received: 0
    very weird
     
  3. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    Outsourcing to Target? That's some shit I wouldn't have thought of.

    "And our Blue Light special is ballistics today....you pay for the lab costs on the first bullet, and the second one is on us!"

    The world is a strange place.
     
  4. vacuum cleaner

    vacuum cleaner Senior Member

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  5. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,078 Likes Received: 1,008
    uh huh...fat lazy cunts.


    i bet the profile people right off the bat.
     
  6. Godless

    Godless New Jack

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0
    I wouldnt think that this is even legal. Just because they have the expensive toys, doesnt mean that they should be trusted in using them to decide someones fate.
     
  7. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

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    fbi, cia, nsa......
     
  8. swedish erotica

    swedish erotica Banned

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006 Messages: 1,758 Likes Received: 2
    target will own you. :yuck:
     
  9. spectr

    spectr Guest

    watch out for those target police raiding your house at 6 in the morning.
     
  10. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  11. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    further merging and inter-working of the corporate-federal system in implementation of various agendas
     
  12. Lonesome Cowboy Bill

    Lonesome Cowboy Bill Member

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    I bought my dvd player, my softball glove and xmas lights at target...
     
  13. Soup

    Soup Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2002 Messages: 4,425 Likes Received: 283
    Target thought it was a good idea to build a crime lab, then didn't need it....

    wow.
     
  14. lord_casek

    lord_casek 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jan 24, 2006 Messages: 27,078 Likes Received: 1,008

    well, most likely it was on the agenda to 'not need it'.
     
  15. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    stealing a pillow is a very serious crime
     
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