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    Three Officers Shot in Apparent Ambush

    Three Officers Shot in Apparent Ambush
    ROSWELL, N.M. --A man accused of wounding three Roswell police officers and killing two other people had been released from jail less than two hours before the early Monday shooting spree, a detention center official said. Chaves County Detention Center administrator Alfonso Solis said David Vega, 47, was arrested for a petty misdemeanor involving a domestic dispute shortly after 11 p.m. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -65
  • -50

    ACLU Wrong, Police Right In Holding of Videotaping Teen

    ACLU Wrong, Police Right In Holding of Videotaping Teen
    NEWARK - Khaliah Fitchette better hope she never trips and falls on a public sidewalk when somebody is walking nearby with a cell phone. I’m sure the “fotog” would love to record the embarrassing event – and maybe even put the video on YouTube. It would be the passerby’s way of exercising his “First Amendment” rights. Fitchette is the Newark teenager ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -50
  • +51

    Court Rules Police Can Pull Up Suspects' Saggy Pants

    Court Rules Police Can Pull Up Suspects' Saggy Pants
    ST. PAUL, MN - White Castle, weed and baggy pants. It has all the elements of a comedy, but throw in a concealed handgun, a suspected drug deal and a wardrobe malfunction, and it's a Minnesota Court of Appeals case that even compelled a judge to quote an "American Idol" audition. St. Paul police officer Kara Breci and her partner spotted ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +51
  • -112

    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent

    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent
    CHICAGO - Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM has issued an apology after taking the comments of a four-year-old child out of context in relation to a shooting in the area. The child tells a reporter that the shootings don’t scare him and that, when he grows up, “I’m going to have me a gun.” This makes the child seem to aspire to ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -112
  • -77

    Woman's False Alarm Led to State Trooper's Death

    Woman's False Alarm Led to State Trooper's Death
    HOWELL, NJ — As eight state troopers created a wall of blue in a Freehold courtroom gallery, Diana Hoffman was presented a list of offenses that authorities allege led to Sunday’s death of New Jersey State Trooper Marc K. Castellano. Explaining the charge of false public alarm brought by his office, Executive Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Richard Incremona told Superior Court ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -77
  • +51

    America's Toughest Sheriff Hosting 'Mugshot of the Day'

    America's Toughest Sheriff Hosting 'Mugshot of the Day'
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - He is known for dressing inmates in pink underwear and feeding them green baloney. And now America's toughest Sheriff has come up with a new initiative to give the public a voice in law enforcement - an online Mugshot of the Day competition. Arizona-based Joe Arpaio, known for his uncompromising stance on crime, is letting the public ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +51
  • +23

    Ga. Police Upgrade to .40-Caliber Sidearms to Counter Criminals

    Ga. Police Upgrade to .40-Caliber Sidearms to Counter Criminals
    DeKALB, Ga. — Gangs and drug traffickers have ditched their pistols for assault rifles and other military-style firearms, leaving police outgunned. To beef up its arsenal, the DeKalb County Police Department is trading in its 9 mm handguns for .40-caliber weapons, which are more effective. Last week, the County Commission approved the purchase of 1,200 Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handguns to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +23
  • +19

    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits

    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits
    Several Iowa sheriffs' offices reported receiving 10 to 20 times as many weapons permit applications on Monday as they do most days. Monday was the first day government offices were open since Saturday, when a law took effect that requires sheriffs under most circumstances to issue permits to carry concealed weapons. Sheriffs previously had greater discretion to deny or restrict such ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +19
  • -26

    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station

    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station
    TOLEDO, OHIO -- At least seven people have been confirmed dead after two bands of strong thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through the area late Saturday into early Sunday morning. Areas from Fulton County to eastern Wood County were hit hardest in the severe weather which is being blamed for widespread damage to homes, vehicles and even a high school. Lake Township ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -26
  • +55

    PD Backing Up Cop Shown Throwing Woman to Ground

    PD Backing Up Cop Shown Throwing Woman to Ground
    MIAMI, FL - Police chiefs in Florida have defended an officer who was filmed slamming a woman into the sand during an arrest. Video footage of Sara Greenback's arrest became an internet sensation after it was posted on YouTube. The 25-year-old was slammed to the ground in a wrestling-style move by Lt Douglas Simon after she was thrown out of a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +55
  • +60

    Journalist Comes to Defense of Police Salaries

    Journalist Comes to Defense of Police Salaries
    BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - The suits at The Star-Ledger made a huge display of reporting last weekend that New Jersey police salaries are the highest in the land. To paraphrase a man who puts his life on the line every day to protect his community: Does a bullet feel any different if it's fired in, say, Lyndhurst, than it does in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +60
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    Officer Forced to Shoot Stalking Mountain Lion

    Officer Forced to Shoot Stalking Mountain Lion
    KEARNEY, NE - Jolissa May-Werner is a self-described animal lover. Of the eight officers on her day shift at the Kearney Police Department, she's one of the few who doesn't hunt. But that didn't stop May-Werner, 39, from bagging her first big game — a young male mountain lion prowling well inside a southwest Kearney neighborhood Monday morning. “I did not ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
  • +32

    Dashcam Released of Lakewood Cop-Killer's Slaying

    Dashcam Released of Lakewood Cop-Killer's Slaying
    SEATTLE - Deliberations are scheduled to continue Wednesday in the shooting inquest of the Seattle police officer who killed Maurice Clemmons, the man investigators say was responsible for the shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers last November. Seattle officer Ben Kelly fired seven shots at Clemmons and hit the suspect four times, a homicide detective testified Tuesday. When police found ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +32
  • +46

    Secret's Out: Trijicon Inscribes Bible Verses on Scopes

    Secret's Out: Trijicon Inscribes Bible Verses on Scopes
    A Michigan weapons company is under fire for branding thousands of rifle scopes used by U.S. soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan with passages from the Bible. U.S. military rules prohibit any service member from proselytizing while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, which are primarily Muslim nations. Trijicon, a sighting manufacturer based in Wixom, Mich., has several multimillion-dollar contracts with ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +46
  • +136

    Sheriff Joe: I'll Arrest Immigration Protesters

    Sheriff Joe: I'll Arrest Immigration Protesters
    WASHINGTON - The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he's "not going to put up with any civil disobedience" when the state's new immigration law takes effect. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that if protesters want to block his jail, he'll put them in it. The Arizona law, which takes effect Thursday, requires officers enforcing other laws ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +136
  • +6

    Case of Arizona Deputy's Shooting Reopened

    Case of Arizona Deputy's Shooting Reopened
    PHOENIX — Arizona officials on Monday reopened the investigation into a deputy's explanation of how he was shot in the remote desert south of Phoenix amid speculation it was a hoax timed to enflame the debate over illegal immigration. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office announced its decision Monday after two nationally known forensic pathologists raised questions about a wound the deputy ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +6
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    Clip-On Cameras May Be Wave of the Future For Law Enforcement

    Clip-On Cameras May Be Wave of the Future For Law Enforcement
    WATAUGA, TX - The first recording equipment police officers carried were voice recorders attached to the shoulders of their uniforms. Then came video cameras mounted in patrol cars. And now in Watauga and other jurisdictions in the state, police officers are wearing clip-on video cameras. In recent weeks, three Watauga motorcycle officers have been equipped with Vievu cameras to record traffic ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -7
  • -13

    Judge Rules Man Within Rights to Record Traffic Stop

    Judge Rules Man Within Rights to Record Traffic Stop
    HARFORD COUNTY, MD - In a decision that could make it easier for citizens to record police officers in Maryland, a Harford County judge ruled Monday that state police and prosecutors were wrong to arrest and charge a man for taping his own traffic stop and posting it on the Internet. Circuit Court Judge Emory A. Plitt Jr.'s ruling helps clarify ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -13
  • -21

    Police Notified of Superheroes Patrolling Seattle Streets

    Police Notified of Superheroes Patrolling Seattle Streets
    SEATTLE - Vigilante justice has come to Seattle, and the caped crusaders drive a Kia. Seattle police say a group of self-described superheroes have been patrolling the streets at night trying to save people from crime. They call themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement and say they're part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime fighters. The national website -- cited ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -21
  • +55

    Sheriff Removes Hoops from Jail; Donates to Church

    Sheriff Removes Hoops from Jail; Donates to Church
    BARTOW, FL - First he switched the jail menu to dish up cheaper food. Then he changed the TV options to up educational viewing and curb sports and violence. Now Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is rejecting basketball; he had inmates uproot the jail's hoops. "This is a county jail; it is not a gymnasium," Judd said today. "It's not some ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +55
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