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Killer of Florida Corrections Officer Scheduled for Execution

January 6, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott signed the death warrant after the Florida Supreme Court in December rejected Muhammad's challenge to chemicals used in the state's execution procedure.

Detroit Chief Says Armed Civilians Would Reduce Crime Rate

January 3, 2014
If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.

Crowds Flock to Legal Marijuana Stores in Colo.

January 2, 2014
From Telluride to Denver, thousands of people cheerfully stood in lines for hours to buy legal marijuana after presenting nothing more than identification.

S.C. Officer Attacked During Domestic Dispute

January 2, 2014
A Rock Hill, S.C., man involved in a domestic dispute with his mother came to blows with a police officer on Wednesday, punching the policeman in the mouth, scratching his face, digging his fingernails into his skin and wrestling with him on the ground before he was cuffed and taken to jail with a bloody lip and swollen face.
<p>The law is named for Clark County Sheriff&#39;s Dep. Suzane Hopper who was murdered by a criminally insane subject in 2011. (Photo: Clark County Sheriff&#39;s Office)</p>

Ohio Enacts Law to Create LE Database of Mentally Ill Subjects

January 2, 2014
Three years after Clark County (Ohio) Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was ambushed and killed by a deranged man, a new rule went into effect Wednesday requiring courts to notify police about violent offenders with a mental illness.

Video: Phoenix Officer, Maricopa Posse Member Shot by Robbery Suspect

January 2, 2014
"Sharp and the officer got into a struggle," said Tommy Thompson, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman. "Seeing the struggle, the driver of the truck attempted to assist the officer. Ultimately, Sharp was able to take control of the officer's gun, and he used it to shoot both the officer and the man who came to his aid." 

Video: Dallas Lawyer Killed After Reportedly Ambushing Police

January 2, 2014
Dallas police shot and killed a lawyer from a prominent Dallas firm Thursday after police say he reported a burglary at his Uptown apartment and opened fire on officers.

CBP Officer Dies at Texas Port

January 2, 2014
A Customs and Border Protection officer died Sunday while on the job at a Texas port.
<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

Homicide Rate Drops 18% in Chicago

January 2, 2014
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the Chicago PD on Wednesday.
<p>AR-15 rifle (Photo: Mark W. Clark)</p>

Mayor-Elect Nixes Patrol Rifles for Boston PD

January 2, 2014
"Mayor-elect Walsh is opposed to the AR-15 rifles," his spokeswoman Kathryn Norton said in a short statement. "Unless otherwise convinced by the Boston Police Department, he does not think they are necessary."
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