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Aunt Argues Charlotte Cop Killing Suspect Mentally Unfit for Trial

July 21, 2009
The picture of a disturbed and occasionally violent Demeatrius Antonio Montgomery emerged during a hearing to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial in the 2007 shooting deaths of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton.

Reputed Gang Member, Wanted for Attack on L.A. Deputies, Arrested in Mexico

July 21, 2009
An alleged Whittier gang member wanted in an attack on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies nearly nine years ago has been arrested in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.

Chester, Pa., Police Kill Shooting Suspect in Confrontation

July 21, 2009
A man wanted in a shooting in Ridley Township was shot and fatally wounded overnight when he pointed a gun at a police officer in Chester, Pa., authorities say.
In September, the LAPD opened the new Rampart Station further west of the original station built in 1966 that was the setting of the Rampart scandal. Photo courtesy of Ucla90024 (Wikimedia).

Judge Lifts LAPD Consent Decree

July 20, 2009
U.S. District Court Judge Gary A. Feess has terminated the consent decree federal officials forced on the LAPD in 2001 in the wake of the Rampart corruption scandal, the Los Angeles Times reports.
(L-R) David Dumke, Chairman of the Wisconsin State Use Board; Mary Hardtke, Executive Director of Headwaters, Inc.; David Lurio, President of Elbeco, Inc.

Elbeco Receives Wisconsin Award For Work with Disabled

July 18, 2009
Elbeco Incorporated has received the 2009 State Use Program Partnership Award for its work with Headwaters, Inc., a not-for-profit work/rehabilitation center that helps people with developmental and physical disabilities find gainful employment. Elbeco and Headwaters partnered on a contract to provide the State of Wisconsin with correctional officer uniforms.

Jersey City Police Hold Hospital Vigil for Critically Wounded Officers

July 17, 2009
Police this morning continued to hold vigil at a hospital for two officers critically wounded in a gun battle Thursday. Officer Marc Dinardo was shot in the left side of the face and Officer Michael Camacho was shot in the neck. Thursday's shootout left six other officers injured and two armed robbery suspects dead.

Five New Jersey Officers Wounded, Two Suspects Killed in Daylight Gunbattle

July 17, 2009
Staked out in an unmarked cruiser on Reed Street in Jersey City, police Lt. Michael Kelly and Detective Marc Lavelle waited patiently for two people last seen in a red Ford Focus, the suspected getaway car in a near-fatal shooting last month.

California Tax Board Says Legal Pot Could Raise $1.4 Billion

July 17, 2009
California could see a nearly $1.4 billion per year increase in state revenues were it to legalize marijuana, the state Board of Equalization says in an analysis of pending legislation to to do that.

Court Records Detail Minnesota Somalis' Path to Terrorism

July 17, 2009
First-ever details of Minnesota men training with terrorists in Somalia -- learning to fire weapons, building training camps -- came to light in court documents released Tuesday. One of the two Somali men indicted for providing support to those terrorists pleaded guilty months ago and has been cooperating with the FBI, according to those same documents.

Border Agents Reporting Record Drug Seizures

July 17, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting record drug seizures for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2009, which ended June 30. The agency seized 3.3 million pounds of drugs.
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