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<p>Photo courtesy of DEA.</p>

DEA: Meth Lab Incidents Rose 39% In Four Years

November 20, 2012
Meth remains a growth industry with heavy demand across the country that has required increasing law enforcement resources to handle. The increasing popularity of meth's cheap, euphoric high appears to be replacing more pricey street drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

4 Calif. Men Arrested In Terror Plot

November 20, 2012
The FBI has arrested four Southern California men who planned to join a "violent jihad" and attack U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/10957255@N08/4815002512/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Chris Yarzab</a></p>

Report: More Californians Driving Drugged Than Drunk

November 20, 2012
A survey of drivers by the California Office of Traffic Safety found that 14% tested positive for impairing drugs (both illegal and prescription), while 7.3% tested positive for alcohol. Of the drugs, marijuana was the most prevalent at 7.4% of drivers.
<p>Charts via FBI LEOKA report.</p>

FBI: 72 Officers Feloniously Killed In 2011

November 19, 2012
Seventy-two officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2011, compared with 56 from the year before, the FBI announced today.

Video: Milwaukee Cop Attacked by Clown

November 19, 2012
A Milwaukee Police officer used physical force to arrest an activist dressed as a clown, after the man punched him outside City Hall. Video taken by a passing motorist of the fight has gone viral.
<p>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

LAPD Chief Seeks To Fire 4 Cops In TASER Incident

November 19, 2012
Four Los Angeles police officers are under scrutiny after one TASERed a handcuffed woman while joking with others at the scene, according to interviews and law enforcement records.
<p>Photo: Glendale PD</p>

Family of Fallen Ariz. Cop Given Discounted Benefits

November 19, 2012
The family of deceased Glendale police Officer Brad Jones was about to lose its health insurance through the city one year after the 27-year-old father of two was killed on the job.
<p>Photo: Tucson PD</p>

Ariz. Sgt. Shot In Head Critical

November 19, 2012
A Tucson (Ariz.) Police sergeant was shot in the head, after responding to a residential alarm early Sunday morning.

Video: Burglary Suspect Pinned by Cruiser at Pa. University

November 19, 2012
A 44-year-old man plans to sue Drexel University and its campus police force for seriously injuring him with a police car during a pursuit last year. Video footage shows a Drexel police officer pinning Johnson against a wall with his patrol car.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/87957708@N00/8029982204/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>joelogon</a></p>

Mandatory Body Armor Policies Increase

November 19, 2012
A rising number of law enforcement officers are required to wear body armor after two consecutive years in which police were being killed by gunfire with increasing frequency, a new Justice Department study has found.
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