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LAPD SWAT Officer Killed While Serving in Afghanistan

March 30, 2010
The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning its first officer to be killed in combat in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb took the life of a highly regarded SWAT team member.

Inside the Michigan Militia Investigation

March 30, 2010
Federal authorities had been monitoring members of a Michigan-based Christian militia for some time but were forced to “take them down” over the weekend after learning of an imminent threat against police, the U.S. attorney leading the prosecution said today.

Anarchist Black Bloc Protests Portland Police Shootings

March 30, 2010
The group, calling itself Black Bloc, first gathered about 5 p.m.in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue. Protesters then began marching toward the Willamette River, chanting slogans and carrying signs.

Nine Members of Michigan-Based Militia Charged with Planning Police Murders

March 29, 2010
The indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court today claims that the Hutaree planned to kill an unidentified member of local law enforcement and then attack the law enforcement officers who gather in Michigan for the funeral.

POLICE-TREXPO West Courses Certified for P.O.S.T. Credit

March 26, 2010
POLICE-TREXPO West is proud to announce that California P.O.S.T. (California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) has officially certified the conference program that will be offered next week, March 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Hall A, in Long Beach, Calif.
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Indian Military to Weaponize World's Hottest Chili

March 23, 2010
After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.

Broward Deputies' Tear Gas Flushes Out Knife-Wielding Man

March 16, 2010
Deputies with the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office used tear gas to end a standoff with a suspect who had threatened officers and was seen with a knife, the Miami Herald reports.

Florida Man Follows Through On Threat To Harm Himself After SWAT Arrives

March 11, 2010
The Lee County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office SWAT unit brought a crisis negotiator to the home of a distraught man who had threatened to harm himself and later shot himself while barricaded in a bathroom.

Safariland Adds Two New NIJ-06 Models to its Family of Armor Solutions

March 4, 2010
Safariland has released two additional armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

SF Police Commission Nixes TASER Use

March 4, 2010
The San Francisco Police Commission has denied a proposal from Chief George Gascon that would have given patrol officers the option of using less-lethal electronic control devices to reduce officer-involved shootings.
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