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Pelican Aids Chinese Earthquake Relief Efforts with Flashlights and Protective Cases

June 12, 2008
Responding to the urgent need for dependable emergency equipment, Pelican Products Inc. has delivered hundreds of lighting tools and many of its protective cases to the Sichuan Police Department and China Red Cross personnel in the Sichuan Province.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts S.C. Trooper

June 11, 2008
A white South Carolina state trooper who was seen on a dashboard video hitting with his patrol vehicle a black suspect fleeing on foot in Greenwood County last year has been indicted on a federal charge of violating the suspect’s civil rights.

Surfer Finds Bundle of Marijuana on San Diego Beach

June 8, 2008
A surfer found more than 70 pounds of marijuana washed up on a San Diego-area beach early Wednesday morning, sheriff's deputies reported. The surfer called the Sheriff's Department shortly after 6:30 a.m. after he spotted the bundles of marijuana on the rocks on the beach south of Seagrove Park, bundled in packages weighing 1 kilogram each (2.2 pounds) and two burlap sacks.

Dallas Detectives Battle Metal Thieves

June 6, 2008
"This crime is a commodity, profit-driven crime, with the price of copper so high that people are willing to risk arrest to do the crime," said Dallas police Lt. Richard Dwyer, who commands the four-detective unit that investigates metal thefts.
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S.C. Trooper of the Year: Family’s Sacrifices Paved Officer’s Path

June 6, 2008
• Born in a refugee camp in Austria, where his parents fled from Cold War-era Hungary while Beres was still in his mother’s womb • Immigrating to the United States with only the kindness of a Connecticut church to keep his family warm and fed • Eating a lot of buttered bread and collecting cans to turn in for money to buy food and second-hand clothing “He is a shining example of not only what a trooper should be, but what a man should be,” said Cpl. Paul Brouthers, Beres’ supervisor.

Activist Group Says Calif. Gang Member Should Not Serve Life Sentence for Kidnapping Committed When He Was 14

June 5, 2008
Nunez and co-defendant Jose Diego Perez, 29 – both members of the violent 18th Street gang in Los Angeles – were arrested April 25, 2001, after they kidnapped Delfino Moreno, 34, from in front of his Santa Ana home.

Illinois Police Chief Charged in Prostitution Scam that Netted $400K

June 5, 2008
Scott Fitts, 40, the police chief of Grant Park for 14 years, was arrested outside his home in Manteno and arraigned in federal court in Springfield on 10 counts of wire fraud, making false statements to federal investigators, income-tax evasion and illegal structuring of financial transactions, said U.S. Atty. Rodger Heaton, who oversees the Central District of Illinois.

Man Killed in Standoff with New Orleans SWAT

June 5, 2008
Long before the tear gas canisters blasted through his family's flood-ravaged house, before he taunted police in a 10-hour standoff -- before he died in an exchange of gunfire with officers early Wednesday -- Eric Minshew fought a years-long battle for his own sanity.

Mass. Police Can be Compelled to Take Lie Detector Test

May 30, 2008
Saying public confidence in law enforcement must be protected, Massachusetts' high court ruled yesterday that police officers can be forced to take lie detector tests during internal investigations into possible criminal activity.

Off-Duty NYPD Cop Kills Thug, Wounds One to Prevent Robbery Attempt at Posh Chinatown Condo

May 29, 2008
An off-duty NYPD detective shot one razor-wielding robber dead and badly wounded another at a luxury condo building in Chinatown Wednesday night, police said.
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