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The 5 Biggest Miranda Myths  

Some myths that have sprouted from Miranda have shown so much inertia that the Supreme Court has had to keep coming back to try to knock them down. Here are five of the most persistent.

The Myth of the Unarmed Man  

If you don't believe media bias plays a role in how Americans interpret use of force by law enforcement, try this simple test. Do a Google search for "police officer kills unarmed man." I did and I got 179,000 results. Searching for "unarmed man attacks police officer," I got this message: "No results found."

Understanding Graham v. Connor  

Findings from Graham v. Connor will certainly be considered in the deadly use-of-force decision in Ferguson, Mo. Which is why every American law enforcement officer should have a sound understanding of the Graham case and what it means.

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Beyond CIT  

When it comes to the mentally ill, many police departments are finding themselves reluctantly cast as community "caregivers of last resort." Two agencies in Southern Arizona have developed a better way to respond.

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Inside the Mind of a Cold Case Detective  

The first thing a good investigator, especially a cold case investigator, needs to know is that you can't base your conclusions on past experiences because those experiences are not foolproof. The only way to solve a decades-old murder is through hard work.

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Sister of Officer who Collapsed and Died Last Week at Traffic Stop Killed in Auto Accident

She was the sister of Robert Blajszczak, 40, who collapsed Oct. 20 during a traffic stop and died Sunday. He was a seven-year veteran of the department and worked with Summerville's Traffic Division.

NYPD Officer Wounded in Hatchet Attack Cheered by Comrades as He Leaves Hospital

Officer Kenneth Healey, his head and right arm bandaged, was wheeled out of Jamaica Hospital about 3:30 p.m. as 200 uniformed officers clapped and cheered and members of a police bagpipe band played Irish tunes.

Miami Officer Arrested, Charged with Protecting Drug Dealer

Miami officer Jose Maldonado-Dick was arrested Wednesday after reporting to work. He's been charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking and two counts of being unlawfully rewarded while working as a cop.

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Police Rifles: Why We Carry What We Do

Chief Michael C. Koval of the Madison (Wis.) Police Department recently wrote a post on his blog in response to commentary in a...

Law Enforcement's—and Society's—Only Hope

Today, for the most part, the best and the brightest in law enforcement still run directly toward the violence and the trouble...

The Reality of Police Retirement: Live Lean or Keep Working

Are you doing your retirement planning in the briefing room or through the patrol car window? It may be better to seek a financial...

   
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