Crime Fighting

Crime Fighting

See also Sleuthing.
Batman
devotes his life to fighting Gotham City’s criminals. [Comics: Berger, 160]
Canadian Mounties
(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) corps which gained a romantic reputation for daring exploits and persistence in trailing criminals. [Can. Hist.: NCE, 2367]
Dragnet
radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
Earp, Wyatt
(1848–1929) law officer and gunfighter of American West. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
Kojak
hard-boiled, Manhattan plainclothes detective. [TV: Ter-race, I, 445]
Lone Ranger
arch foe of criminals in early west. [Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143–144; Comics: Horn, 460; TV: Terrace, II, 34–35]
McGarrett, Steve
implacable nemesis of Hawaiian wrongdoers. [TV: “Hawaii Five-O” in Terrace, I, 342]
Ness, Eliot
G-man successfully subdues Prohibition gangsters. [TV: “The Untouchables” in Terrace, II, 402–403]
Peel, Sir Robert
(1788–1850) reorganized British police; established Irish constabulary. [Br. Hist.: Flexner, 276]
Purvis, Melvin
gunned down Dillinger outside Chicago theater (1934). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 464]
Scotland Yard
Criminal Investigation Department of Metropolitan Police. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 97]
Starsky and Hutch
plainclothes L.A. detectives break cases and hearts. [TV: Terrace, II, 317]
Superman
invincible scourge of crime. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
Texas Rangers
19th-century constabulary thwarting villains. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
Tracy, Dick
comic book cop. [Comics: Horn, 206–207]
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To restore confidence of the people in the crime fighting institutions, strong and decisive action must be taken against those who act against the law and the Constitution.
Bruce Wayne's mansion has apparently aged along with the character in all those years of crime fighting.
The artists have also joined crime fighting networks such as the Mandume Ndemufawo Women and Men Network against crime, the Cultural group for Women and Men against crime, and the Khomas Region Voluntary Crime fighters.
Summary: The Lebanese Army launched a phone application Friday that tries to involve users in crime fighting, allowing people to report suspicious vehicles, abductions or other security events.
In Crime Fighting Devices, crime prevention is explored, along with surveillance methods, the crime lab, satellites and tracking, how a scene is secured once a crime has been committed, and how to deal with danger.
LIVERPOOL will be the crime fighting capital of the UK with the arrival of the national Crimestoppers conference.
Crime fighting agencies will meet with members of the public to discuss the crime issues that need to be tackled in their area and to build confidence in the work that they do with the police to make communities safer.
Described as "the most sophisticated crime fighting tool" available, the Eurocopter EC 135T2I, will be based at RAFStAthan and patrol the skies of SouthWales, including the Gwent police force area.
She congratulated the efforts of the crime fighting partners in the North East, who together have helped bring about a 27% fall in robbery and a 26% reduction in burglary in the region over the last two years.
Now West Midlands Police are using the idea in a crime fighting campaign called Operation Momentum.
One major difference between Bratton's tenures in the nation's two largest cities is that Giuliani's top priority was crime fighting - Villaraigosa so far has spent more time emphasizing issues such as education and transportation.
She is a good match for the energetic Stephanie Plum, who slapsticks her way through detection and crime fighting no matter how many of her cars are blown up or employers' businesses she burns down.

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