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TASER CEO Clarifies Chest Shot Guideline

October 27, 2009
TASER CEO Rick Smith says he is surprised by the uproar, which was caused by an article in the Arizona Republic, and that the targeting model was not changed because the company sees greater risk of cardiac events from chest shots.

Mass. Man Charged With Alleged Terror Plot to Attack U.S. Shopping Malls

October 21, 2009
A 27-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged with conspiring with others to support and plan violent jihad in and outside the United States, including terror plots to attack U.S. shopping malls and U.S. military in Iraq.
Photo via th3ph17 (Flickr.com).

'Last Samurai' Arrested After Attacking Officer

October 20, 2009
A suicidal Pennsylvania man who threatened to torch his apartment attacked a SWAT officer with a Samurai sword, and then was taken into custody when that officer used his Taser to subdue him, the Daily Times reports.

Original S.W.A.T. Cancels Tactical World Cup, Sues Operator's Edge

October 16, 2009
Original S.W.A.T. Footwear Co. has canceled the planned Original S.W.A.T. Tactical World Cup and initiated a lawsuit against partner Operator's Edge, who could not deliver the event, according to the company.

Man Arrested In RV After 8-Hour Standoff

October 12, 2009
The wife of the suspect told police their two children (ages 9 and 12) may be with the man. Police were not able to convince the man to surrender, despite phone calls, public-address messages and flash-bang grenades.
Image via U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Walker at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan<div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19743256@N00/2224073271/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mateus27_24-25/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/mateus27_24-25/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">CC BY-NC 2.0</a></div>

Police Sniper Ends Standoff With Armed Man

October 6, 2009
Renardo Antonio Flores, 32, fled to the backyard of the house with an assault rifle, after officers used flash-bang grenades and tear gas in the house. It was there that a Pleasant Hill police sniper shot him.

Propper Honors Wounded Warriors at IACP Conference

October 1, 2009
Propper International, manufacturer of high-quality garments for military, tactical, and law enforcement use, will be raising money for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Denver, Colo., October 3-7.
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Marine Tuf-Cloth by Sentry Solutions NTOA Tested and Recommended

October 1, 2009
Sentry Solutions, a dry lubrication manufacturer for the military, law enforcement, firearms, and outdoor sporting markets, has received an overall score of 4.95 out of a possible 5 for its Marine Tuf-Cloth in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program ratings.

Orange County SWAT Rescues Baby During Standoff

September 30, 2009
The Orange County (Fla.) SWAT unit rescued an 8-month-old baby from the home of a suspect accused of battering a pregnant woman in an Orlando home before sending tear gas into the property, WESH.com reports.
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Protesters, Police Clash at Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

September 24, 2009
Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.
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