Tagged: Tom Nolan

With fewer officers, police use technology to fight crime

Police departments are relying on technology as they find themselves with fewer and fewer officers because of deep budget cuts. GPS, social media, and closed-circuit cameras are just a few of the technologies now being used by police departments. Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminal justice at BU’s Metropolitan College and a 27-year veteran […]

Tom Nolan available for comment on gun control

Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan and the wounding of his press secretary James Brady. Brady suffered a severe head wound and was left partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He and his wife, Sarah, went on to become ardent advocates for gun control and fought for stricter […]

Rodney King beating — 20 years later

March 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles Police Department. The beatings, which were videotaped by a bystander, showed footage of¬†LAPD officers striking King several times while he was on the ground. Portions of the video were shown on news broadcasts across the US and the world. […]

Police officers killed in the line of duty

January has seen 14 police officers killed in the line of duty across the U.S. Boston University criminology professor and former Boston police officer¬†Thomas Nolan comments on this alarming trend. “It’s all about guns (in a society in which many are already predisposed toward violence). The ease of access to firearms for the unhinged, deranged, […]