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Tensions Between Occupiers and Police Intensify In U.S. Cities

November 14, 2011
Tensions between Occupiers and police intensified over the weekend in Portland, Oakland, Denver, and other U.S. cities as municipalities stepped up their efforts to remove the protesters from city property. Several officers were assaulted by protesters during the incidents.

Atlanta Police Clear Park, Arrest 52 Occupiers

October 26, 2011
The 52 Occupy Atlanta protesters arrested early today at Woodruff Park gained release on $100 signature bonds, following a judge's ruling. Police cleared Woodruff Park at about 12:45 a.m. after two weeks of protests, and Occupiers ignored lawful orders to disperse.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Want Charges Dropped

October 17, 2011
Attorneys representing the approximately 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters who have been arrested in the past month are demanding that prosecutors dismiss the charges against them. The lawyers are threatening to take all the cases to trial, if charges aren't dropped to further clog an already jammed court system.

NYPD's Costs Reach $2 Million on Wall Street Protests

October 11, 2011
The New York Police Department so far has spent almost $2 million, mostly in overtime costs, to patrol lower Manhattan in recent weeks, as Wall Street protesters gear up for another week.

Video: Nearly 800 Wall Street Protesters Arrested Blocking Brooklyn Bridge

October 3, 2011
NYPD officers on Sunday arrested nearly 800 Wall Street protesters who refused to disperse from the traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge after repeated warnings. Several NYPD videos show protesters ignoring officers using bullhorns.

NYPD Cops Tell Wall Street Protesters To Disperse

October 3, 2011
NYPD officers using bullhorns order Wall Street protesters to disperse from blocking traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 1, prior to arresting almost 800 demonstrators.

NYPD Inspector Pepper-Sprays Wall Street Protesters

October 3, 2011
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper-sprays Occupy Wall Street protestors, as officers roll out crowd control measures on Sept. 24.

When Crowds Turn Into Violent Mobs

July 8, 2011
Flash mobs first gained popularity with their synchronized dancing, mega-pillow fights, and the like. It now appears that the thugs have interjected their own version of flash mobs: large roving bands of predators hunting their next prey.

Major Special Events Planning

April 25, 2011

Once the event starts, anything can happen. In other words, don't fight Murphy's Law but instead, embrace it as your credo; anything that can go wrong, will. The best time to handle a problem is before it ever starts, so incorporating contingency planning is critical to a successful event.

Off-Duty Maryland Officer Arrested After Assaulting City Cop

April 4, 2011
An off-duty Howard County (Md.) Police Department officer was arrested outside of a nightclub early Sunday, after assaulting a municipal officer who was attempting to disperse a rowdy crowd.

Video: Miami Beach Police Respond To Beach Confrontation

March 29, 2011
Late Monday night, the Miami Herald posted YouTube videos online showing Lt. Douglas Simon arresting a woman later identified as Sara Greenback who police say was kicked out of a Funkshion Fashion Week concert on the beach for "unruly behavior."

Beach Confrontation In South Miami

March 29, 2011
Miami Beach Lt. Douglas Simon is captured on video arresting a woman, after slamming her to the ground.

Seattle Police Vehicles, Substation Vandalized During Protest

February 19, 2011
The crowd chanted, "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" and marched for three hours. Protesters threw water bottles at a police barricade and vandalized police vehicles. Officers used pepper spray on the crowd.

Oakland Riot Strategy and Tactics (Part 2 of 2)

July 29, 2010
I was particularly impressed by the "collapsing containment" tactic that effectively took ground away from rioters. What I was most impressed with was the disciplined professionalism by all the officers I saw.

Oakland Riot Strategy and Tactics (Part 1 of 2)

July 27, 2010
I watched as police response, low key at first, transformed to counter the crowd that had turned into a riotous mob. I was highly impressed by the professional, organized and disciplined police response.

Oakland Police To Receive Crowd Control Training

June 18, 2010
The department hopes to avert a replay of rioting that occurred in January 2009, after Mehserle was arrested, then released on bail.

Maxsell Corp. Will Distribute EV Rider Scooters

May 5, 2010
EV Rider's MAXscooter is powered with a 500-watt motor and can travel at speeds of up to 15mph for 20 miles before needing a charge. The removable battery can be re-charged on board or in another location.

Times Square Evacuated After Police Find 'Amateurish' Bomb In SUV

May 2, 2010
The NYPD's bomb squad, wearing protective gear, broke into the vehicle and discovered an "amateurish" explosive device that had malfunctioned.

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.

Crime Scenes: To Preserve and Protect

February 1, 2010

Preserving a crime scene sometimes means wrestling a grieving man to the ground so he can't disturb the DNA evidence on his murdered wife.

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