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    City Cops Unveil New Crime-Fighting Tools

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police have a new crime-fighting tool, thanks in part to the city's thugs. Police bigwigs yesterday unveiled their Mobile Investigative Response Vehicles, two huge, technologically trumped-up vans that will enable detectives to do more police work at crime scenes instead of schlepping back to the office. Each cost $485,000 and was funded by assets forfeited by criminals and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Can Good Cop Work Overcome the Loss of Stop-and-Frisk Database?

    Can Good Cop Work Overcome the Loss of Stop-and-Frisk Database?
    NEW YORK CITY - The NYPD can no longer maintain its controversial stop-and-frisk database of innocent New Yorkers, a blow to city leaders who say it was vital to combatting crime. Gov. Paterson signed legislation yesterday eliminating the database of information about people stopped then released by cops, saying it was "not a policy for a democracy." Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Officer Tearfully Describes Night He Found Two LEOs After Bomb Blast

    Officer Tearfully Describes Night He Found Two LEOs After Bomb Blast
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A police detective broke down in tears Thursday as he told jurors in a murder trial about finding the bodies of two officers after a bomb went off in a bank. "I knew he was dead," Detective Nick Wilson testified, referring to his police captain, who had been in the bank lobby trying to dismantle the bomb. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Officer Launches $1.2M Defamation Suit Against YouTube

    Officer Launches $1.2M Defamation Suit Against YouTube
    TORONTO -- A Toronto police officer nicknamed "Officer Bubbles" on YouTube over an incident during the G20 summit has launched a $1.2-million defamation suit against the website. Const. Adam Josephs received the nickname after an online video surfaced of him telling a protester she would be arrested if any of her bubbles touched police officers. Josephs is not suing over the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +22
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    Elizabeth Smart Recounts Horrific Details Of Kidnapping

    Elizabeth Smart Recounts Horrific Details Of Kidnapping
    Note to Readers: Readers should be aware that Elizabeth Smart’s testimony contains graphic depictions of sexual abuse. Elizabeth Smart on Monday gave an unflinching account of herself as a 14-year-old girl who, after being kidnapped and raped, quickly arrived at a decision that ensured her survival. Now 23, Elizabeth testified that within hours of being abducted from her bed on June ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -11
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    Calif. Officer Wounded, Police Search for Shooter

    Calif. Officer Wounded, Police Search for Shooter
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Long Beach police anti-gang detective was shot and wounded as he drove in a squad car with another officer, police said Sunday. Some 60 to 70 officers spread out in the MacArthur Park area early Sunday and were searching for an unknown number of suspects who fled in a car, spokesman Sgt. Rico Fernandez said. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -12
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    Florida Deputies Arrest 33 On Drug Charges

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies have arrested 33 people on charges of dealing prescription medications. Officials say those arrested on Thursday range in age from 19 to 74 and are from different socio-economic backgrounds in all parts of Hillsborough. Records show that some of the people got the pills legitimately and sold them. Others went "doctor shopping" for them. Deputies ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +18
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    CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self

    CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self
    LIMON — A standoff that began with the fatal shooting of a Limon police officer ended late Wednesday when the suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At a post-midnight news conference, State Trooper Heather Cobler said that officers were serving a warrant at a residence at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park at about 6:10 p.m. when the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -63
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    Sheriff's Deputies Injured in Rare Airboat Collision

    Sheriff's Deputies Injured in Rare Airboat Collision
    BROWARD COUNTY, FL - A rare airboat collision left two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies hurt, one badly, and a tour boat wrecked Wednesday in a stretch of the Everglades in northern Broward County, authorities said. The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. in a shallow, well-traveled section about four miles south of the Palm Beach County line. The sheriff's airboat was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Vests Are Bulletproof, Not Foolproof

    Police Vests Are Bulletproof, Not Foolproof
    CLAIRTON, PA - A surprising number of officers killed and injured each year were wearing bulletproof vests that gave them comfort and mobility but left key body parts uncovered and vulnerable, national statistics show. The bullet that tore through Clairton police Officer James Kuzak's body Monday struck him in the left shoulder, just beyond the coverage of his protective vest, a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    City Not Commenting on Pursuit Policy Violations

    City Attorney Roxann Cotroneo refused to comment Tuesday on whether two recent police chases violated the Harlingen Police Department's pursuit policy, which was released to the Valley Morning Star on Tuesday. Cotroneo said she cannot discuss whether police officers violated the pursuit policy during an April 10 police chase that resulted in a car crashing through the wall of a San ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Woman Steals Cop Car, Sends Police on High-Speed Chase

    Woman Steals Cop Car, Sends Police on High-Speed Chase
    A Rockingham woman stole a sheriff's office car and led two agencies on a high-speed chase from the Cordova area to Horseshoe Road off U.S. 1 Saturday. Courtney Chance, 30, of 105 Walnut Lane, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with multiple counts including two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, larceny of a motor vehicle, fleeing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -9
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    Happy 236th Birthday Army

    Happy 236th Birthday Army
    When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies. They had no unified chain of command, and although Artemas Ward of Massachusetts exercised authority by informal agreement, officers from other colonies were not obligated ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Dash Cam: Police Pull Over 7-Year-Old Driver

    Dash Cam: Police Pull Over 7-Year-Old Driver
    CASEVILLE, MI - His stepfather and mom say they are just as dumbfounded as anyone else about why their 7-year-old took the car keys and went for a 20-mile ride trying to get to his biological father's house. Now, the boy, who was safely stopped by police Monday morning outside of Caseville -- and found barefoot and in his pajamas in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    Police: Texas Man Dumps Young Son By Highway

    SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) — A father abandoned his 4-year-old son along a West Texas highway, and the injured boy spent several hours alone in the dark before a passing motorist picked him up, police said. Carlos Rico, 22, stopped his car along a cactus-lined stretch of Interstate 20 near Sweetwater at about 3 a.m. Tuesday and "threw the boy out of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -42
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    San Jose Police Mount Cameras on Officer's Heads to Record Exchanges

    San Jose Police Mount Cameras on Officer's Heads to Record Exchanges
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Grainy cell phone images are often used against cops accused of using excessive violence. Now, officers are being armed with their own cameras. The so-called head cameras are the latest technology to come from TASER International, Inc., makers of the stun guns popular with law enforcement. "It's like the helmet cam you've seen on X Games," said ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -12
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    SWAT Team Captures Georgia Cop Killer

    SWAT Team Captures Georgia Cop Killer
    The man who shot and killed Chattahoochee Hills Police Lieutenant Mike Vogt surrender today after a SWAT team surrounded his home. Robert Cook, 44, will now face murder charges after he shot Vogt with a high-powered rifle during a traffic stop. Cook was drinking in the middle of the road when Vogt arrived in his cruiser. After Cook was asked for ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +53
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    Court Date Set for Horrorcore Rapper Facing Capital Murder Charges

    Court Date Set for Horrorcore Rapper Facing Capital Murder Charges
    LONGWOOD, CA - An aspiring "horrorcore" rapper from California who was charged with killing his girlfriend and three others is scheduled to be in a Farmville court. Richard "Sam" McCroskey faces capital murder charges in the Sept. 18 deaths of his girlfriend, 16-year-old Emma Niederbrock; her parents, Presbyterian minister Mark Niederbrock and Longwood University professor Debra Kelley; and Emma's 18-year-old friend ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -10
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    Police: EMT's Killing Not Linked to His Refusal to Aid Dying Woman

    Police: EMT's Killing Not Linked to His Refusal to Aid Dying Woman
    NEW YORK CITY - An FDNY emergency medical technician accused of ignoring a dying pregnant woman while on his break last year was shot to death early Sunday near a tony SoHo nightclub, police said. A gunman hopped out of a car and pumped two bullets into Jason Green, 32, moments after he and a pal were turned away by a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -13
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    Girl, 1, Dies After Being Left in Hot Car; No Charges Filed

    MIRAMAR, Fla. -- Police say a 1-year-old girl is dead after being left for several hours in a hot car. Miramar police in South Florida say Kimberly James was found Sunday afternoon after services ended at Holiness Born Again Church, where her father had been inside. Detectives believe the child was in the car about three hours. She was taken to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -16
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