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    Former Detroit Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Robber

    Former Detroit Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Robber
    DETROIT - A former Detroit police officer -- who was acquitted in 2004 of federal civil rights violations -- shot and killed a man on Detroit's east side Wednesday morning during a robbery near his home, police said. Matthew Zani was questioned by investigators about the shooting, his lawyer Frank Eaman said Wednesday. The incident, which happened about 1:10 a.m. near ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +44
  • -57

    Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test

    Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police have identified the applicant who died during testing. The Sun's Frederick N. Rassmussen filed this report: The 29-year-old man who collapsed and died after finishing a 1.5-mile run as part of his application to become a Baltimore police officer was identified Saturday as Gilnord Charles. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Charles had passed the civil ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -57
  • +51

    Semper Fidelis! Happy 235th Birthday Marines

    Semper Fidelis! Happy 235th Birthday Marines
    NEW YORK - As we celebrate the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps today, on the eve of Veterans Day, it is fascinating to explore why the smallest branch of the armed forces holds such a big place in American society. To start, Marines historically have taken disproportionate casualties, a trend that has continued during the global war on terror. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +51
  • +40

    Bikers Protect Procession Of Tuscon's Youngest Victim

    Bikers Protect Procession Of Tuscon's Youngest Victim
    TUSCON - Mourners at the funeral of Christina-Taylor Green were greeted by more than a thousand sympathizers who lined North Shannon Road for a quarter-mile south of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Many wore white, and many had responded to an Internet call to counter the possible appearance of an out-of-state hate group. They arrived on nearly 200 motorcycles, on foot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
  • +17

    DOD Police Take Down Another Active Shooter in Texas

    DOD Police Take Down Another Active Shooter in Texas
    FORT BLISS, Texas — A person opened fire Monday at a small grocery store on Fort Bliss, injuring two people before being killed by responding officers, the commander of the West Texas Army post said. Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr. declined to discuss the conditions of the victims or other details of the Monday afternoon shooting. Simonelli said the area was ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +17
  • -63

    Trijicon Drops Bible Lines From Scope

    Trijicon Drops Bible Lines From Scope
    Rifle scopes bearing references to the New Testament no longer will be issued to American troops, and scopes already in service will have the references removed. Military optics manufacturer Trijicon Inc., of Wixom, Mich., apparently concerned that a Pentagon review of the situation could lead to a loss or interruption of its multi-million dollar contract for the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -63
  • -53

    Calif. Court Overturns Ban On Felons Owning Body Armor

    Calif. Court Overturns Ban On Felons Owning Body Armor
    A police advocacy group has criticized an appeals court judgment last week overturning a law that prevented violent felons from owning body armor, saying the ruling will put officers and the public in danger. The decade-old ban was enacted after the 1997 North Hollywood shootout, a confrontation between police and two heavily armored bank robbers that injured officers and civilians. The ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -53
  • -18

    Trooper Faces String of Charges After Drunken Evening

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts State Police trooper and Army war hero was arrested after a chaotic scene unfolded early yesterday morning when he allegedly drove drunk and crashed his car on his Dorchester street, pointed a gun at an off-duty Boston police officer, and then ran into his house and fired his gun into a ceiling. He came outside and was ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -18
  • -69

    Department Pays Man Who Gave Officer 'The Bird'

    Department Pays Man Who Gave Officer 'The Bird'
    OLATHE, KS - There is no doubt about it — people can legally give police officers the finger and tell them “f...you.” It isn’t polite, but the Olathe Police Department found out recently that responding with a ticket can be costly. In the latest in a long line of such cases nationwide, Olathe last week agreed that its insurance company would ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -69
  • -15

    New Study Suggests Alcohol Is 'More Harmful' Than Heroin, Cocain

    LONDON - Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in medical journal the Lancet. The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former UK chief drugs adviser who was sacked by the government in October 2009. It ranks 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society. Tobacco and cocaine ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -15
  • -42

    Homeless Good Samaritan Left for Dead on NYC Street

    Homeless Good Samaritan Left for Dead on NYC Street
    NEW YORK – The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body. One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads to look, others stopping to gawk. One ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -42
  • +12

    Illinois Gov. Puts Prison Early Release Program On Hold

    Illinois Gov. Puts Prison Early Release Program On Hold
    Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended a program that allowed hundreds of inmates to be released early by earning credit for good behavior. Quinn said Sunday that his office will review the Illinois Department of Corrections' "meritorious good time" release program, which came under fire after an analysis showed some inmates with past convictions for drunken driving, battery and weapons violations spent ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +12
  • -25

    Sheriff Dies Weeks After Collision With Grandson

    Sheriff Dies Weeks After Collision With Grandson
    GRIFFIN, GA — Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart died early Sunday, likely from complications from injuries suffered in a car crash last month, the county coroner said. Coroner Sonny Foster said Stewart was pronounced dead at 4:09 a.m. Sunday. He was 63. Stewart had been in the hospital since the wreck on June 23 and likely died of "complications that he ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • +17

    Grandma With Gun Fatally Shot By Police

    Grandma With Gun Fatally Shot By Police
    YUBA CITY, Calif.—The son of a grandmother fatally shot by Yuba City police says his mother was likely startled when a census worker and officers showed up after dusk. Police said they were called at 9:04 p.m. Thursday after a census worker reported a man with a gun answered the door of a Yuba City home. The census worker reported residents ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +17
  • +76

    Nurse Saves Life of Injured Motorcycle Officer

    Nurse Saves Life of Injured Motorcycle Officer
    CARY, NC - Traffic was thick but fluid Friday evening when Jessica Elliott saw a Cary motorcycle police officer accelerate toward the Morrisville-Carpenter Road and N.C. 55 intersection. From three cars back, Elliott in her GMC pickup saw his life flash before her eyes in a blink. As Officer Chad Penland sped through the intersection with sirens and lights blaring, a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +76
  • -44

    500 Inmates Will Be Released Due to Sheriff Layoffs

    500 Inmates Will Be Released Due to Sheriff Layoffs
    FRESNO, CA - Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said Tuesday she will close three floors of the jail and release up to 500 inmates early to help her solve a budget problem. Mims plans to lay off 69 correctional officers by Feb. 8. In recent days, the jail has released more than 150 inmates early in anticipation of the closed floors, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -44
  • -15

    Wife Bites Off Husband's Tongue During Goodnight Kiss; Sings Christmas Carols

    Wife Bites Off Husband's Tongue During Goodnight Kiss; Sings Christmas Carols
    WAUWATOSA, WI - A 79-year-old man had his tongue bitten off by his wife after he tried to give her a goodnight kiss. Victim Willard Lueders was able to mumble to emergency dispatchers that he needed an ambulance at his home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. When police arrived at the house his wife Karen, 57, threw coffee at the officers. They were ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -15
  • -10

    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown

    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire and police teams say city policy and budget cuts are to blame for emergency teams watching from shore while a 52-year-old man apparently took his own life in the Bay Area surf near San Francisco on Memorial Day. The San Jose Mercury News says Alameda police and firefighters responded quickly to a 911 call about an attempted ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -10
  • -28

    Favor Turns Foul When Pa. Police Dog Attacks Girl

    Favor Turns Foul When Pa. Police Dog Attacks Girl
    MCKEESPORT, Pa. — A Pennsylvania officer's good deed backfired after his K-9 bit a 6-year-old girl who missed her bus to school and was offered a ride in the police cruiser. Police in the western Pennsylvania town of McKeesport say the dog lunged at the girl Wednesday morning and bit her in the stomach when the girl's mother opened the back ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -28
  • +38

    Injured NJ Officer Thanks Her Friends, Family and Hero

    Injured NJ Officer Thanks Her Friends, Family and Hero
    PARAMUS, NJ - Are you ready for this? From her hospital bed, Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan sent a message to everyone praying for her recovery -- and thanked her backup, Officer Ryan Hayo: “I may not have survived had u not gotten there so fast,” she wrote. “Not much time to [c]hat,” Morgan posted on the “Thoughts & Prayers for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +38
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