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Calif. Gov. Approves Release for 81% of Convicted Killers

September 8, 2011
So far, Gov. Brown has upheld 207 of the parole board's 253 decisions to release convicted killers, as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate to the state reduce overcrowded prison populations.
<p>Photo: U.S. DOJ.</p>

Holder Says He Didn't Know About Fast and Furious

September 8, 2011
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he and the "upper levels of the Justice Department" were not aware of the Fast and Furious initiative that resulted in the supplying of Mexican drug cartels with firearms.

'Officer, I just stole this car,' Man Tells Calif. Cop

September 7, 2011
A motorist pulled alongside two Los Angeles Police officers at a light at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, giving them perhaps the easiest arrest they'll ever make.

LAPD: Avoid Flashy Displays of Gold

September 7, 2011
Gold prices have reached an all-time high and are fueling a crime spree in the precious metal. Police nationwide are seeing an uptick in robberies and burglaries related to gold prices, which peaked at $1,891 an ounce last month.

Off-Duty Atlanta Cop Fatally Shoots Burglar

September 7, 2011
Officer Robert Livsey was at home waiting for an HVAC repairman. The officer was planning to move into the home next month with his fiancee, Kimberly Taylor. Apparently, the burglar entered through a window around 8:45 a.m.

Denver Cops Fired Over Beating Get Jobs Back

September 7, 2011
After going through a civil appeal process, Officers Devin Sparks and Randy Murr have been reinstated by the Denver Civil Service Commission. The city's manager of safety, Ashley Kilroy, said she disagreed with the decision, and added that she stood by the decision to terminate the officers.

N.Y. Man Accused of Releasing Pit Bulls on Officers

September 6, 2011
Officers responding to a domestic dispute at a Rochester, N.Y., home faced two charging pit bulls, allegedly released by a man who refused to respond to repeated attempts to contact him.

Shirtless 'Samurai' Arrested on Indiana Interstate

September 6, 2011
A shirtless "samurai" told an Indiana police officer he was "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" prior to his arrest in the middle of a busy Indiana interstate while wielding a 35-inch sword.

N.C. Deputy Assaulted While Helping Drowning Man

September 6, 2011
A Davidson County (N.C.) Sheriff's deputy attempting to save a man drowning in a lake was punched by the man's brother. While patrolling the High Rock Lake area of Lexington, deputy Tim Smith was notified by a family member that a 21-year-old man had gone underwater.

Mass. Officer Shot Multiple Times During Jewelry Heist

September 6, 2011
The shooting, which occurred during a robbery at Musto Jewelers, comes about eight months after anther jewelry robbery in which a veteran Woburn Police officer was fatally shot.
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