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Chicago Officers Protest Manpower Shortage, Call for New Top Cop

September 15, 2010
"We've got to show the public that the reality on the street is we are desperately short-handed,'' the report quotes Officer David Garza as saying. "There has been a lot of times when people call for back up and it takes five minutes.''
Photo courtesy of Tru-Spec.

Tru-Spec Introduces Xtreme Tactical Uniforms

September 15, 2010
The tactical response uniform pant and shirt are made with 50/50 nylon cotton rip-stop with SuperFabric external knee and elbow pockets. A tri-pocket on the lower left shirt sleeve has a document window for displaying ID as well as slots for pens and pencils.

'Funny Smell' Leads Miami Officer to Marijuana Lab

September 14, 2010
After responding to a burglary call, a Miami police officer was outside the home working on his report, when he noticed a "funny smell" that let him to a marijuana growing operation.

Juarez Car Bomb May Have Been Meant for Authorities

September 14, 2010
Federal police used a controlled explosion to detonate the device, which was found in a vehicle in the city. Tovex, a water gel explosive often used in mining, was also located inside the car.
Tags: Car Bombs

Border Agents Fire Into Mexico, After Attack From Traffickers

September 14, 2010
The agents were returning fire, after they came under fire from Mexico. Several Border Patrol agents were seizing the marijuana using patrol boats, prior to the brief shootout.
Photo courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Florida Deputies Handcuff 7-Foot Alligator

September 13, 2010
The 7 1/2-foot gator then violently rolled several times, hitting the wall and breaking off chunks of stucco. Once the gator stopped rolling, the deputies were able to secure its mouth with electrical tape and it's hind legs with handcuffs.

Suspect Who Shot N.C. Deputy Had Lengthy Criminal Record

September 13, 2010
Short, in 1989, was the target of a two-state manhunt for a murder charge that was later dropped. He allegedly carjacked a 73-year-old women that year and escaped from jail while being held on that charge.
Info graphic via FBI.

Violent Crime and Property Crime Fall Again, FBI Says

September 13, 2010
Violent crime fell an estimated 5.3 percent drop in 2009 from 2008. Property crime fell for a seventh straight year with an estimated 4.6 percent decrease.

Salt Lake City Officer Cleared In Shooting of Soldier

September 13, 2010
Brandon Barrett, 28, was shot wearing full fatigues and armed with almost a dozen high-capacity magazines. He had been classified as a deserter.

New York Imam Says Proposed Mosque Site Is Not 'Hallowed Ground'

September 13, 2010
"It's absolutely disingenuous, as many have said, that that block is hallowed ground," the report quotes Rauf as saying. "So let's clarify that misperception."
Tags: 9/11
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