Technology: Using the Urban Dictionary to Solve Gun Crimes
By Grace Stevens
Detectives sometimes use Urban Dictionary to translate slang when investigating deadly gun crimes.
Pole, strap, gat, drill, stick, glizzy and metal are all words used to describe guns.
A “stain” is another word for a robbery, according to Andy McDermott, a former Aurora detective who led multiple gun investigations during his police career.
“Some of it is stylization, or it’s cool, kind of like an ‘in thing’ to have these different words for firearms.
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