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Mistake of Law: To Err Is Human  

February 27, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

In a series of cases, the court has upheld searches and seizures made by officers who were mistaken in their understanding of the facts they confronted, or as to the law to be applied.

<p>Oakley Det Cord Ballistic eyewear. Photo: Oakley SI</p>

Police Product Test: Oakley Det Cord and Tombstone Eyewear  

February 26, 2015

By A.J. George

Oakley recently took a giant leap into the future with the debut of its Prizm lens technology. These lenses, made from a patented formula of lens tints, are designed from the ground up to make the absolute best shooting and tactical glasses to date.

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Police Product Test: 221B Tactical Maxx-Dri Vest  

February 26, 2015

By A.J. George

221B Tactical was founded by a cop and everything they make is designed to make cops more functional and comfortable on duty. The company's flagship product, the Maxx-Dri vest, addresses many of the problems common with body armor.

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Robbery in Progress  

February 25, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

As you approach the store's entrance, you realize the clerk is being robbed at gunpoint. As far as you can tell, no one else is in the store. You also note that there are two people getting gas at the pumps and there are no other people around.

We Need the Blue Alert  

February 25, 2015

By Jon Adler

Now that we have buried NYPD heroes Det. Wenjian Liu and Det. Rafael Ramos what is being done to augment protections for all of our nation's other blue warriors? Now is the time to institute the National Blue Alert.

There's a Person Behind the Badge  

February 25, 2015

By David Griffith

The court has established that law enforcement officers are human and make mistakes and cannot be convicted of a crime for making an objectively reasonable mistake.

Enough is Enough!  

February 25, 2015

By Chuck Canterbury

Those in our profession have always been in harm's way. But over the past several years and especially over the past few months, we have seen the effect that irresponsible rhetoric can have in exacerbating the current climate of mistrust and transforming it into violence targeting police officers. We have to say, with one voice, "Enough is enough!"

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Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

February 6, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Jack McVicker

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

<p>Photo of SWAT Tac gloves: StrongSuit</p>

Police Product Test: StrongSuit Tactical Gloves  

January 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Founded in 2009, StrongSuit is a relatively new glove company. Gloves are all they make and they take great pride in their simple yet successful business model.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Missing 4-Year-old Boy  

January 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

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