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Gunmaker and Shop Settle with D.C. Sniper Victims

September 16, 2004
The United States manufacturer of the rifle used in a sniper shooting spree in the Washington, D.C.-area in 2002 and the shop that lost track of the weapon have agreed to pay a collective sum of $2.5 million to victims.

N.H. Police Issue Thank-You Notes

September 9, 2004
In an effort to encourage safe drivers along a dangerous stretch of road, the Rochester Police Department is giving thank-you notes to some law-abiding motorists, instead of tickets.

5.11 Tactical Begins LEO Photo Contest

September 2, 2004
If you’re a law enforcement officer who wears apparel from 5.11 tactical, you can win up to $1,000 for your best photos of yourself and your colleagues wearing the company’s clothing.

Bratton Denies Taking a British Police Position

August 26, 2004
Despite being asked to consider a job as Metropolitan Police Commissioner at London’s famed Scotland Yard, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton says he won’t be leaving his United States post anytime soon.

Bush Plans to Increase Reservists’ Benefits

August 19, 2004
President George W. Bush has announced plans to enhance education benefits for active-duty National guardsmen and reservists, who currently receive considerably less money for education than their enlisted counterparts.

Driver Stops Cop to Claim Own DUI

August 19, 2004
A Vermont man motioned for a police cruiser to pull over and asked the police chief inside to take him in for drunk driving.

Mortgage Program Helps LEOs Buy Homes

July 15, 2004
A new program called Neighborhood Champions is designed to allow police officers to more easily purchase houses in the communities where they work.

ABA Seeks End to Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms

June 24, 2004
Some laws intended to combat crime are not effective or simply unfair, such as requiring minimum prison terms for small-time drug offenders, says a study from the American Bar Association.

Heat Wave Coincides With Rise in Crime

June 17, 2004
Some neighborhoods in Cincinnati and its surrounds are reporting a spike in violent crime since temperatures rose earlier this week.

Man Attacks Town With Armored Bulldozer, Kills Self

June 10, 2004
A local welder destroyed several buildings in the small resort town of Granby, Colo., with his custommade armored bulldozer before turning a gun on himself while still in the makeshift tank.
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