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Sheriff Arpaio Elected To Sixth Term

November 7, 2012
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term Tuesday in what was his closest race. Arpaio defeated challenger Paul Penzone, a veteran Phoenix Police officer, and Mike Stauffer, a Scottsdale Police lieutenant.
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Calif. Retains Death Penalty, Softens Three Strikes

November 7, 2012
California voters sent a mixed message to public safety Tuesday by retaining the death penalty, softening three-strikes sentencing for violent felonies, and increasing penalties for human trafficking.
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Maryland Police Lose Bargaining Rights

November 7, 2012
Voters in Montgomery County, Md., stripped the Fraternal Order of Police's Lodge 35 of some of its bargaining rights by approving the Question B measure.
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Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana

November 7, 2012
Voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, setting up a showdown with the Department of Justice. Also, Massachusetts became the 18th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
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Ballot Measures 2012: Death Penalty, Legal Marijuana, Bargaining Rights

November 6, 2012
Today, voters in three states will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana and in California will consider reshaping sentencing for violent offenders.

Video: Ind. Cop Demoted for Appearing In Hip-Hop Video

November 6, 2012
Gary (Ind.) Police Chief Wade Ingram demoted one of his patrolmen who appeared with his cruiser in a YouTube video with people flashing guns and gang signs.

Calif. Cops Shoot, Kill Naked Man

November 6, 2012
A busy Fremont neighborhood was jammed Monday morning as police investigated a deadly officer involved shooting, where two officers fatally shot a 37-year-old San Jose man who police say was naked and chasing his wife with a knife.

Slain Missouri Trooper's Life Partner Fights for Survivor Benefits

November 6, 2012
The life partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper killed on duty in 2009 has filed a lawsuit after he was denied surviving spousal benefits by the Missouri Department of Transportation and Retirement System (MPERS).

USC Upgrades Security After Halloween Shooting

November 6, 2012
In the wake of last week's shooting on campus, USC on Tuesday announced a new set of heightened security measures, including visitor restrictions and mandatory identification checks on anyone seeking to enter the main campus between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Video: Woman Must Wear 'Idiot' Sign for Driving on Sidewalk

November 6, 2012
A Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection with a sign stating, "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."
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