A Deck Even Ellusionist Doesn't Carry

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jerry lazar
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A Deck Even Ellusionist Doesn't Carry

Postby jerry lazar » August 20th, 2008, 2:04 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/08/20/car ... index.html

TROY, New York (CNN) -- While inmates in jails across New York pass the time by playing card games -- poker, gin rummy and solitaire -- they may also be helping crack cold cases.

Thousands of decks of cards featuring cold cases have been distributed in New York jails.

The idea is simple: Each of the 52 playing cards contains information about a murder, a missing person or another unsolved crime.

Inmates know information law enforcement agents don't, and as corrections officers can attest, inmates love to talk as long as it's not about their own crimes.

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Re: A Deck Even Ellusionist Doesn't Carry

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 20th, 2008, 2:12 pm

Nice - trivial persuit ala "The Usual Suspects". :(

let's file that under 'bad idea'
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: A Deck Even Ellusionist Doesn't Carry

Postby Magic Newswire » August 26th, 2008, 12:00 am

Nice idea adapted from the cards distributed to soldiers in various world wards. Most recently, theIraqi Most Wanted Cards issued in 2003 when US soldiers were looking for Saddam and his minions.

I have several decks of these that I was sure would be useful in building a timely routine, but never was inspired to make it happen.


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