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The Crusader  

June 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Educating America about the effects of violent entertainment on children is Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s second mission.

The Key to Auto Theft  

June 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

As the mercury begins to rise, so does the crime rate nationwide. Auto theft is certainly among those warm-weather crimes of opportunity, and one that routinely spikes around this time of year. One of the easiest auto theft techniqes to detect is the use of shaved keys.

Eyes Wide Shut  

June 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Many Americans have failed to learn the real message of that day. We were not attacked by a small band of zealots with box cutters but an ideology that still thrives in the world and must be defeated before there can be peace.

Shots Fired: Rapid City, South Dakota 04/18/2003  

June 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

Officer Spencer O'Bryan had been with the Rapid City Police Department for more than four years when he got off work at 3 a.m. on April 18, 2003.

Blade Tech MLEK Folding Knife  

June 1, 2006

By Scott Smith

Years ago, I needed a holster for a Novak-built STI International 1911. I searched high and low to no avail. Then I learned that a small Washington-based company called Blade Tech was making custom holsters out of Kydex. I sent them my STI, and they made an excellent holster that fit it perfectly.

Anticipatory Search Warrants  

June 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

Can you get a search warrant in advance that will authorize you to enter and search for the suspected items once the designated time arrives or the triggering event occurs? According to a 2006 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the answer is, yes.

Backing Up is Hard to Do  

June 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

Ask risk managers to tell you what causes the majority of vehicular accidents, and they will all sing the same tune: "Backing Up Is Hard To Do."

Killer Stops  

June 1, 2006

By Dean Scoville

There is probably no more misunderstood law enforcement duty than traffic enforcement. Cops who perform this duty often think of it as tedious and futile. And the motorists who are pulled over for traffic violations feel like they are being picked on and tapped for fines that fill local government coffers.

How to Crack Down on Street Racing  

June 1, 2006

By Shelly Feuer Domash

Street racing of automobiles has been an American tradition since the early 1950s and probably long before. It’s not hard to imagine the first owners of Model T Fords staring each other down as they ran their “Tin Lizzies” down the rutted roads of the early 20th century. But the hey-day of street racing was the “I Like Ike” era when kids in souped-up Chevys and Fords would race for car titles and teenage glory.

Lighting The Way  

June 1, 2006

By Scott Smith

More than 25 years ago I enlisted in the Air Force Reserve as a security policeman. Back then a duty light was the two “D” cell, right angle light. If you were able to track down the straight version, man you were on the cutting edge of light technology. It wasn’t long after I arrived back home to my unit that we got really high tech with the arrival of the Mag Lite. This was like introducing the centerfire cartridge to an infantryman.

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