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Descriptive Criminal Names

A news story about the Ho-Hum Bandit has Grant musing about the odd names that law enforcement officers give to criminals at large, usually based on their appearance or behavior, like the Barefoot Bandit, the Mummy Bandit. Or how about the Bad...


gassing  n.— «Prison inmates who spit on, or throw urine or feces at police officers and jail staff, could face extra prison time under a bill heard Friday in the House Judiciary Committee. Law enforcement agencies report the...


 n.— «L-E-O: Law enforcement officer.» —“Slang used by the Rainbow Family” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Wash.) July 3, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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