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December 2003 Issue

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Cover Story

Seven Days in Baghdad

By Mark G. Stainbrook

Smoke still rolled on the horizon and sporadic gunfire could still be heard around the city when I was ordered to report to the Palestine Meridian Hotel for reassignment. We were in the fabled city of Baghdad, and it was a chaotic mess.

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Features

PepperBall booth with prototype less-lethal machine gun intended for the military.

IACP 2003: Best of Show  

A show like IACP often involves about a thousand or more exhibitors, hawking a wide variety of products and services.

The Canon PowerShot G5 is a tough 5-megapixel camera with a deep menu of features and capabilities and a DIGIC processor.

Instant Imaging  

Today, instant law enforcement photography has taken a quantum leap with the adoption of digital cameras by many departments.

How to...Cope with the Press  

In retrospect, last year’s sniper crisis is as much an anomaly as it is a brilliant case study, holding surprises that would have rattled the most veteran of public information officers PIOs. But while it is impossible to anticipate every media situation, a few guidelines do exist.

Getting Justice for Lisa  

When violent crimes are committed in Boulder, they often involve UC students. One such crime was the brutal abduction and gang rape of a young woman that we'll call "Lisa."


Columns

A Message of Hope  

In post-war Iraq, the only order will come from the work of good cops.


Reviews

Springfield Armory's Mil-Spec 1911  

Whenever I handle a basic 1911 pistol, either an original commercial Colt from 1918 or a more modern gun, I'm quickly reminded of just why this elegantly simple gun has been the darling of so many millions of fighting men over the decades.


Departments

Combined Attack  

Law officers who face multiple (potential) opponents are in a perilous, if not deadly, situation. The proper response to multiple offender confrontations can be summed up as follows: avoid, evade, and counter.

Wilson/Ralph Model 15 Tactical Knife  

Thanks to the work of Ryan Wilson and Darrell Ralph, the Wilson name, long known for quality firearms, is now on a superior line of knives.

Eyewitness Identification  

A pretrial identification procedure is considered too unreliable if it is "so impermissibly suggestive as to give rise to a very substantial likelihood of misidentification."

Camel Jam  

Some countries' cops have to deal with unique problems.

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