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September 2003 Issue

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Cover Story

The Enemies Within

By Dean Scoville

It seems a quaint idea now, but before 9/11, the leading culprits for launching major terror attacks on American soil were hate groups and other domestic terrorists. These people are flat dangerous, especially to law enforcement officers who might get in their way.

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Features

"Dark Blue"  

"Dark Blue" is yet another mindless entry into the "Cops Are The Real Criminals" genre of what passes for Hollywood filmmaking these days.

War on Wise Street: Aftermath: Overture to Disaster  

The sequence of events leading to the police fatalities on Feb. 20 began on a cool Wednesday morning, one day prior to the Wise Street shootout.

War on Wise Street: Aftermath  

After the gunsmoke had cleared from the Feb. 20 police shootout in Alexandria, La.'s Sonia Quarters neighborhood, the Alexandria Police Department was physically and emotionally wounded.

Alexandria’s SRT team fought a pitched battle on this property. Gas drove the gunman from the white house, and he was killed in an exchange of gunfire. His body has been marked out of photo.

War on Wise Street  

Alexandria (La.) PD’s Special Response Team was executing a detailed plan to serve warrants and search for evidence to connect Anthony Molette, 25, to recent ambush attack. Intelligence gathered before the assault told them that Molette would not be home. It was wrong.

Sweat Suits: Ballistic Vests  

The bad news is, regardless of comfort, you need to wear your vest. The good news is, the manufacturers of ballistic vests and other innovators are working on ways to make wearing a vest more bearable.

A retired K-9 and his handler’s current partner can usually coexist without much trouble. Just expect a little jealousy and some confusion on the part of the retired dog as he gets used to his new status.

Retiring Your K-9  

Watching your best friend and partner retire can be very difficult; some say traumatic. He’s been by your side every day for years and you’ve put your lives on the line for each other. Now you have to give up that closeness on the job.

How to...Start a WMD Unit  

In the days following 9/11, many citizens wondered aloud if their local public safety agencies were prepared to protect them if their communities were attacked. Unfortunately, until recently, the answer to that question was often, No.


Columns

Another Great Police Resource  

If you need information on law enforcement vendors and their products, you’ll find it on our Website.


Reviews

Les Baer Custom Thunder Ranch Rifle  

A solid hit with a .308 or .223 will, as Clint Smith is fond of saying, "Really change your channel."


Departments

The Hammer's Falling  

Sometimes the best tool available to a cop is a well-turned phrase.

Cops and Civil Liability  

Not everything that causes evidence to be excluded will expose you to civil liability, and not everything that can get you sued will result in suppression of evidence.

The Kershaw Boa can be opened using the thumb stud on the blade or the assisted-opening system on the spine of the handle.

Kershaw Knives Boa  

In the world of knives, Kershaw is one of the names that is synonymous with quality. Not only are the company's knives some of the finest available, but they are reasonably priced and rugged enough for hard duty.

Structure Searches  

Thousands of times a day in this country peace officers search homes, businesses, schools, and other structures for hidden offenders. Structure searches can turn into a high-risk assignment for the officers performing them.

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