According to the police, Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee, was a victim of elder abuse, including elder financial abuse. I am in the process of creating a course called “Elder Financial Abuse” for my Financial Crimes suite of classes that I am trying to get domiciled at a university. My “Elder Financial Abuse” class will provide students of financial crimes with tools, resources, and strategies to help detect, prevent, and stop financial elder abuse.
Click here for a news article on the elder abuse of Stan Lee.
Click here for more information on my “Elder Financial Abuse” Financial Crimes class. (Note: This class is under development and is in the beginning stages of course construction. More information, such as the syllabus, required reading, recommended reading, et cetera will be added soon!)
Over the years there have been numerous physical and procedural safeguards put in place to reduce loss prevention. Thirty-five years ago, the “ink tag” was introduced to retailers. The concept is genius–attach a device to a garment that, if tampered with, will release and indelible ink onto the garment; thereby, ruining any benefit of stealing the garment.
Since most people who shoplift do so for personal use or the economic benefit of selling the item(s) on the street, this “benefit denial” approach has been shown to be quite effective. These ink tags can be tied into the merchandise inventory alarm control system, so that if the thief tries to steal the garment so they can remove the ink tag elsewhere, the alarm will trigger.
Read more about the history and evolution of the ink tag at Loss Prevention Magazine here:
On Tuesday, May 07, 2019, my youngest son, Noah, his girlfriend, and their friend were interviewed by CBS Sacramento about the later start time for Vacaville High School.
The Puppycide Database Project compiles and tracks police violence towards animals. According to the website, “[R]ecords are currently included involving cats, squirrels, birds, elephants, tigers, emu, apes and mountain lions, just to name a few.”
Obviously, sometimes it is necessary for the police to kill animals, such as when a viscous dog attacks or when dangerous animals escape from the zoo and pose an imminent threat to human life. Unfortunately, there are many instances of unwarranted and cowardly shootings of family pets by police. Many of us consider our pets to be part of the family, and it is important that police violence against animals, especially pets, is documented.