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ATN Introduces Gen 3 Night Vision Riflescopes for Law Enforcement and Military

June 30, 2008
American Technologies Network, Corp. (ATN) has introduced the ATN MARS series of night vision weapon sights; the MARS 4X-3P and the MARS 6X-3P, both offer a new ATN proprietary feature; a two-color manual brightness of the aiming reticle.

Chicago's Top Cop Draws Flack for Blaming Parents for Gang Shooting that Wounded Their Child

June 27, 2008
When Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis stepped in front of reporters and news cameras and blamed the parents of 8-year-old Josue Torres for his shooting, a few jaws in the public-relations world may have dropped. The approach of blaming the parents while their child was still in intensive care with two gunshot wounds was received by some as harshly insensitive.

Chicago Mayor Slams Supreme Court's Second Amendment Ruling

June 27, 2008
Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago has called the Supreme Court's overturning of the Washington D.C. gun ban "a very frightening decision" and vowed to fight vigorously any challenges to Chicago's ban. The mayor, speaking at a Navy Pier event yesterday, said he was sure mayors nationwide, who carry the burden of keeping cities safe, will be outraged by the decision.

Three Children Rescued During Dallas SWAT Standoff

June 27, 2008
A SWAT team called to a standoff at a southeast Dallas home early Thursday freed three children from inside and arrested two assault suspects. Detectives arrived in the 8700 block of Slay Street in Pleasant Grove about 4:35 a.m. to serve three felony warrants at the house. They saw movement inside, but no one answered the door

Supreme Court Rules Americans Have Right to Own Handguns

June 26, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.

Federal Prosecution of Illegal Immigrants Soars

June 19, 2008
The Bush administration has sharply ratcheted up prosecutions of illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year, with increases so dramatic that immigration offenses now account for as much as half the nation's federal criminal caseload.

Oakland Police Raids Net Arrests of Reputed Gang Leaders

June 18, 2008
Oakland police arrested on Tuesday the alleged leader of a violent West Oakland gang and more than 30 of his accomplices who authorities linked to several homicides and a series of restaurant takeover robberies as well as carjackings, drug and weapons trafficking.

Louisiana House Votes for Castration for Sex Offenders

June 14, 2008
he House gave lopsided approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow chemical or physical castration as a punishment for some sex crimes. On a 69-14 vote, House members approved Senate Bill 144 by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, sending it back to the Senate for approval of House committee changes.

Sheriff Arpaio Must Give Court Statement in K-9's Heat Death

June 7, 2008
After months of fighting to avoid being interviewed, Sheriff Joe Arpaio must give a deposition in the case of a Chandler officer whose police dog died last August while trapped in a hot patrol vehicle, a judge has ruled.

N.C. Legislature Considers Bill to Give Sex Offenders More Time

June 5, 2008
A bill before the North Carolina legislature would toughen sex crime penalties, sending some violent offenders who target children to prison for at least 25 years and then monitoring more of them by GPS satellites when they do get out.
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