Crimes & Criminals

Who Dunnit?

Alleged killer of Natomas librarian had history of threats toward librarians

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 20:10
Ronald Seay, the man accused in the deadly ambush shooting of a Natomas librarian last week, had been arrested multiple times for causing disturbances in libraries in the St. Louis area before moving to Sacramento this fall, Missouri officials told The Sacramento Bee.

Full article here.

What Do You Think of Reading Books as a Punishment?

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:29
From an article in The New York Times, a judge imposes juveniles to read from a list of books and report on their reactions.

  • A Virginia judge handed down an unusual sentence last year after five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse with swastikas and the words “white power” and “black power.”

    Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided, the youths should read a book. But not just any book.

  • Armed Man Shot While Attempting to Enter NC Public Library

    Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:43

    WILMINGTON, NC -- A Wilmington, North Carolina, police officer shot a man downtown Thursday afternoon after police received a report of a “subject with a gun.”...

    According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer, the man being pursued apparently fled through the parking deck. When he attempted to run into the New Hanover County Public Library across Chestnut Street, he was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy who works there.

    Rare Books Stolen by Suicide Librarian Returned to Sweden

    Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 18:51…

    Two 17th-century books stolen by an employee at the National Library of Sweden in the 1990s were returned today at a ceremony in Manhattan. Cornell University and a New York bookseller — neither of whom had knowledge of the thefts — handed the volumes over to the FBI after an investigation by the agency determined they were stolen.