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San Diego Government Pension Initiative Faces Petition Hurdle

September 19, 2011
There has likely never been a more aggressive and contested petition drive in San Diego history than the one under way to put an initiative before voters that would end guaranteed pensions for most new city hires and give them 401(k)s instead.

Ga. Parole Board to Determine Fate of Convicted Cop Killer

September 19, 2011
Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles is now meeting to determine whether to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis or allow his execution set for Wednesday to go forward as planned. Davis sits on death row for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, Mark Allen MacPhail.
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4 NYPD Cops Punished for Tossing Ball with Young Boy

September 19, 2011
"I don't think throwing a football to a 7-year-old boy is misconduct," said Officer Catherine Guzman, a 17-year veteran of the force. "It was the Fourth of July, it was 96 degrees out, and we were interacting with the community. Everybody was happy," she added.

Whistleblowing Officers Allege Corruption, Cartel Ties in Border Agencies

September 19, 2011
Two former law enforcement officers allege that they cannot get anyone to investigate allegations that the Mexican drug cartels have corrupted U.S. law officers and politicians in the El Paso border region.

St. Louis Police Recapture Jail Escapee Who Made Own Nunchucks

September 19, 2011
Pollard had escaped Friday after fighting off more than a dozen correctional officers with nunchucks.
<p>New Castle County (Del.) Police Sgt. Joseph Szczerba.</p>

No Bail for Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Delaware Sgt.

September 16, 2011
Sgt. Joseph Szczerba, 44, had responded to a call for a disorderly person in the Penn Acres community. Szczerba, an 18-year veteran, chased a man on foot. As the two struggled, the man stabbed the officer in the neck.

Point Blank's First Tri-Compliant Ballistic Armor Package Passes NIJ Testing

September 16, 2011
Point Blank's FIIIA ballistic package is the latest NIJ .06 ballistic system that meets FBI and DEA testing protocols with a 9mm 124-grain FMJ V-50 exceeding 2,000 feet per second.

Arizona DPS Officers Ambushed by Smugglers, No Casualties

September 16, 2011
Shots were fired at DPS officers as they were working with the U.S. Border Patrol on a human- and drug-smuggling operation in Vekol Valley early Friday morning.
<p>Screenshot: Detroit Free Press.</p>

Video: Michigan Man Escapes Cuffs, Squad

September 15, 2011
A 26-year-old suspect can be seen wriggling free from his handcuffs and climbing out of a locked West Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Police cruiser in a raw video released by the department.

Texas Cop Shot by Suicidal Man

September 15, 2011
Officer Kevin James was shot in the arm after responding to the 8:43 a.m. call. A second call came in at 8:50 a.m. reporting that two people had been shot. The officer arrived shortly afterward, and was immediately met with gunfire.
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