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May 2008 Issue

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Cover Story

The Aggrieved: Survivor Maureen Faulkner

By David Griffith

Maureen Faulkner knows the truth, and she wants everyone else to know it. Danny Faulkner was a good cop, a decorated officer who loved his job, loved his family and friends, and loved serving his community. And Mumia Abu-Jamal was, and is, a cold-blooded killer who was motivated by his pure hatred of all cops to murder her husband.

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Features

Countdown to TREXPO East 2008  

Mark your calendar for the TREXPO East 2008 conference and expo, which returns to the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, Va., August 26–29, 2008. With a conference, professional training sessions, a trade show featuring specialized equipment and services, and a range day, TREXPO East offers something for everyone.

FN's SCAR Rifle Offers Heavy Punch, Light Recoil  

Available in two versions—5.56mm and 7.62mm—the SCAR was developed to meet specific SOCOM requirements, but it would make an excellent SWAT rifle.

Rapid Transit  

With only two wheels and a gyroscope balance system, Segway's Personal Transporter (PT) was a hard sell for some as a viable patrol vehicle. But it's certainly caught on in the last few years.

Get Ready to Read the Riot Act  

Regardless of the actors involved, when an angry protest hits the streets of your city, you will be called upon to maintain the peace and prevent or stop violence.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Can the Average Cop Thrive in the Age of Specialization?  

There is no shortage of inducements to work specialized units. Cool tools, flexible schedules, prestige, and the ability to work at something one is truly interested in are but a few of the perks.


Columns

Justice Denied  

In 1982, when Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, Maureen Faulkner believed that she would soon see justice for her husband. But over the last 26 years she has seen nothing but injustice.

Blind Ambition  

“If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero One of the early impressions I had upon graduating from the academy was the need to start studying for the sergeant’s exam that I would be eligible to take in three years. Tucson was a fast growing city and its constant growth was making it a great agency for promotion.


Reviews

Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8 Revolver  

The S&W 327 Tactical Rail Revolver is best suited to be used by the lead penetrator of a SWAT team, especially since this revolver carries as many rounds of ammunition as the average .45 ACP 1911.

Police Product Test: Propper Defender Jacket Series  

Propper's Defender line of outerwear can be used separately or alone, depending on your needs. One great piece is the Delta waist-length jacket.


Departments

Incognito Clothing  

5.11 worked directly with multiple teams of law enforcement professionals to develop the new Covert Casual Shirt, launched in spring 2008. The 5.11 Covert Khaki and Covert Casual Shirt join 5.11's popular covert Undergear Holster Shirt, Casual Leather Belts, and classic Denim Jeans.

Crimes Against Tourists  

There is a long recognized relationship between tourism and crime. Much of this can be attributed to "vacation behavior," a general carefree attitude that translates into carelessness and leaves the tourist vulnerable.

Shots Fired: Manchester, New Hampshire 09-08-2003  

As the three met near the front of Kilbreth's patrol car, two red flags immediately registered with the officer.

Cuffing with Useful Force  

Tragically, the lives of many officers have been lost at the hands of suspects who attacked without warning as the officer attempted to apply handcuffs. Fortunately, there is a safer way to gauge a suspect's resistance while effectively controlling him.

Topics of Conversation  

Crooks often commit multiple crimes. When you make an arrest and get ready to begin interrogating, you will normally administer the four-part Miranda warning. But if you want to ask questions about more than one crime you think your suspect committed, do you have to inform him of all possible topics of discussion? The short answer is, "No."

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