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New Crime Museum Pays Tribute to Natalee Holloway, Offers Travel Safety Tips

New Crime Museum Pays Tribute to Natalee Holloway, Offers Travel Safety Tips

May 30 marks the anniversary of the date that the world heard about Natalee Holloway, a missing teen from Alabama who, along with 100 of her classmates, had taken a trip to Aruba to celebrate their high school graduation. While her body has never been found, and in January 2012 she was officially declared dead, her story rocked the nation and helped raise awareness about missing persons. Alcatraz East, a new crime museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is paying tribute to her on the anniversary of her disappearance.

 

Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge - December Grand Opening

Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge - December Grand Opening

What Does OJ’s Bronco, A Whiskey Still, a Shooting Simulator, and Tennessee’s Electric Chair All Have in Common? They Are All Sharing a New Home!

Alcatraz East, a new crime museum, announces their grand opening in East Tennessee on December 16, 2016. The museum, which will give visitors the behind-the-scenes story to our nation’s crime history will be a must-see for all ages. Crime and investigation has always been a popular topic; from books, to television shows, and movies, people are intrigued with how crime happens and cases are solved. Now, these enthusiasts are in luck, with our nation’s history of crime, justice and the law enforcement coming together at Alcatraz East.

5 Ways Identity Monitoring Helps People Avoid Disasters

5 Ways Identity Monitoring Helps People Avoid Disasters

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, around 7 percent of people over the age of 16 are victims of identity theft. Most of the identity theft comes in the form of an unauthorized person using someone’s personal information to open accounts, file taxes, and make purchases. Whether personal information was leaked as a result of a company data breach or was a result of a lost or stolen purse or wallet, it can become a disastrous situation for those who go through it.

The Most Notorious Bronco is heading to Pigeon Forge!

The Most Notorious Bronco is heading to Pigeon Forge!

Alcatraz East Crime Museum to display famous white Bronco from the OJ Simpson police chase

Navy SEAL Sniper Aims to Help Armed Citizens and Law Enforcement Improve Firearm Skills

Navy SEAL Sniper Aims to Help Armed Citizens and Law Enforcement Improve Firearm Skills

Bestselling author Chris Sajnog releases new instructional shooting book in wake of recent armed attacks

According to research conducted by the University of Chicago, approximately 32 percent of the adult population in the U.S. either own a firearm or live in a home with someone who does.  There is a critical need for quality training so that firearms may be used safely and with confidence. Leading the movement to provide expert firearms instruction is Chris Sajnog, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL instructor and bestselling author of How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL. Chris aims to teach armed citizens everything they need to know about using firearms safely and effectively with his new book, Navy SEAL Shooting, which goes on sale August 31, 2015.

Crime Museum Adds To Collection from Aurora Theater Shooting

Crime Museum Adds To Collection from Aurora Theater Shooting

The Crime Museum, located in Washington DC, has acquired items that one of the theater shooting victims wore during the shooting

 

Last week the jury in the trial of James Holmes found him guilty on all counts of first-degree murder, helping bring some closure to the surviving victims and families. Working with one of the survivors, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment has acquired the jacket and purse worn during the vicious attack. The items will be put on display at the Crime Museum, in keeping the museum’s mission to stay as current as possible.

“We always try to work with victims whenever possible to share their stories and experiences,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum.  “We are thankful that we are able to work with this survivor and keep victims at the forefront of what happened at the theater that night.”

Crime Museum Offers Drone Building Workshop

As part of the new Wildlife Trafficking exhibit at the Crime Museum, they will be offering a Drone Building Workshop in partnership with the Kashmir World Foundation

 

In recent years, many people have heard of “drones” being used in various places around the world. Yet many people are not quite sure what they are and their practical uses. The Crime Museum, in partnership with the Kashmir World Foundation, is giving visitors a hands-on approach to learning the important role drones play in illegal wildlife trafficking around the world.