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Agencies Prepare for Busy Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23, 2005
While families travel across the country and gather together for countless helpings of turkey, cranberry sauce, and Aunt Millie’s eggnog, police officers brace themselves for the beginning of the busy holiday travel period, often punctuated by party revelers speeding and driving under the influence.

Lawsuit Challenges Handgun Ban in San Francisco

November 10, 2005
Gun owners and advocates wasted little time Wednesday in challenging San Francisco's newly enacted prohibition on handgun possession by filing a lawsuit in the same court that tossed out a local handgun ban 23 years ago and vowing to, if necessary, use shotguns to protect themselves.

Police Equipment Recovery Award Nominations Open

October 27, 2005
Law enforcement and rental companies have been working together to prevent theft and recover stolen equipment. In recognition of these efforts and many success stories, an annual award was established in 2004 by the American Rental Association (ARA), ARA Insurance Services, and the National Equipment Register (NER).

Wis. Center for Problem-Oriented Policing Awarded Funds to Develop LEO Resources

October 6, 2005
Funds are being awarded to the POP Center in Madison, Wis., to support the POP Center’s operations and the development of additional resources for America’s law enforcement community, including problem-oriented guides for police.

Judge Overturns Ban on New York Graffiti Party

September 2, 2005
A judge ruled in favor of a fashion company that wished to showcase 20 graffiti artists’ work on mock subway cars on a public street. The decision overturned a ban New York City officials had imposed amid concerns of promoting vandalism.

NYC Transit Agency Implements New Security Plan

August 25, 2005
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced plans to implement a $200 million security system that would use closed-circuit cameras and motion detectors to monitor the city’s subway, bus, and commuter lines for possible terrorist attacks.

Crime Rises in National Parks

August 12, 2005
Park rangers deal with a lot more than guided tours and picnicking bears nowadays. A spike in crimes in national parks puts them in harm’s way more often than most people realize.

Identity Theft Victims Struggle to Set Record Straight

July 28, 2005
Results of a new survey of 1,097 identity theft victims show that 28 percent of respondents have not been able to restore their identitites, despite trying for more than an average of a year.

K-9s Train in Robot Test Arena

June 16, 2005
Bomb and drug sniffing dogs train regularly at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) arena designed to test urban search and rescue and explosive ordnance disposal robots.

"Runaway Bride" Charged for Lying About Disappearance One Week Before Wedding

May 27, 2005
Jennifer Wilbanks is charged with filing a false police report claiming she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted. She admits she lied about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance one week before her scheduled wedding. But her attorney says she didn’t commit a crime.
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