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The Mob Museum releases summer program

FILE: The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas is pictured. (KSNV)
FILE: The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas is pictured. (KSNV)
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School is out and one local museum has the thing to keep kid's brains turning.

The Mob Museum released its programming schedule for the summer season.

Programs include learning how technology impacts cold case detectives, the history behind the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and more.

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Mysteries Solved: How Tech Changed the Game for Cold Case Detectives

  • Tuesday, June 6
  • 7 - 8:15 p.m.
  • Detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s (LVMPD) Cold Case Team will discuss how advances in DNA technology and genetic genealogy have given them powerful new tools to solve crimes. Metro’s Cold Case Team has solved a number of decades-old homicide cases in recent years, bringing long-denied justice to victims and their families.

A Family Affair: Up Close and Personal with the Mob

  • Thursday, June 22
  • 7 - 8 p.m.
  • When Alan Geik was growing up, the men seated around his family’s dinner table often included some of the most feared killers and high-powered racketeers of the 20th century. He regarded these jewelry thieves, casino operators and one-time Murder, Inc. assassins as uncles and family friends. Their names frequently made headlines, men such as George Gordon, Charlie “The Bug” Workman, Ruby Kolod and Michael “Trigger Mike” Coppola. Geik gathered their stories and reflections over several decades for his latest book, “Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Schultz.” During this intimate look at organized crime, Geik will share his memories of the cast of notorious characters and stories they told him about their criminal exploits.

Fifty Years of Fighting Crime: The Story of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

  • Wednesday, July 12
  • 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Mob hits, dangerous fugitives, casino robberies and the most horrific act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. Over the past 50 years – since the merger of the Las Vegas Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department – the officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have dealt with the darkest moments in the community’s history. A panel of current and retired Metro officers will share insights and stories reflecting on the triumphs and challenges the state’s largest law enforcement agency has faced over its 50-year history.

DEA Agents and Drug Lords: The 50-Year War on Illegal Drugs

  • Thursday, July 27
  • 7 - 8:15 p.m.
  • Marking the 50th anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a diverse panel of former agents will share stories of undercover intrigue and dangerous operations from the agency’s tumultuous history. Former President Richard Nixon established the DEA on July 1, 1973, consolidating the drug-related work that was being done by several federal agencies. Over the past five decades, the DEA has engaged in a vast array of operations to stem the tide of drug trafficking in the United States and around the world.
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