Law Enforcement Scenario Analysis

March 22, 2019

75 year old woman held for fatally stabbing a 7-year-old in Basel

SITUATION A seven-year-old boy was stabbed on the way home from school in Basel City,  Switzerland. Prosecutors said a 75-year-old Swiss woman was arrested after she turned herself in for the "terrible" attack on Thursday afternoon. The primary school pupil was found alone on a street by a teacher and...

 

March 20, 2019

Gang wars or Nuclear threat? Brazilian gang fires on trucks carrying nuke fuel

SITUATION A drug gang attacked a convoy of trucks carrying nuclear fuel on a highway in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday. As the convoy drove past a community controlled by the drug gang,  armed men opened fire on the convoy. There was an exchange of fire between the armed...

 

March 14, 2019

Gambino Mob Boss Frank Cali assassinated in Staten Island, NY

SITUATION The Gambino family is one of five mafia families that have long been seen as running Italian-American organized crime syndicates in New York. The others are the Bonanno, Colombo, Genovese and Lucchese families. The head of New York's Gambino crime family, Francesco "Frank" Cali, was shot to death near...

 

March 12, 2019

Marielle Franco: two Rio ex-officer arrested for murder of Councilwoman

SITUATION Marielle Franco, a 38-year-old Rio de Janeiro City Council member and a prominent figure in left-wing politics who frequently spoke out against police violence and corruption within the city, was assassinated last year by an unidentified gunman in an attack that also claimed the life of her driver. Two...

 

March 11, 2019

17-year-old kills teens in grandparents garage sets bodies on fire

SITUATION In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old man allegedly killed two Indiana teenagers in his grandparents' garage and then set their bodies on fire inside their car. Connor Kerner was arrested on Saturday for the murders of 19-year-old Molley Lanham and 18-year-old Thomas Grill. Kerner, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was charged with two...