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Calif. To Enforce Handgun Micro-Stamping

May 20, 2013
A hotly contested California gun-control law that was passed in 2007 is finally ready to be implemented, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said last week. The requirement that every new semiautomatic handgun contain "micro-stamping" technology would allow police to trace a weapon from cartridges found at a crime scene.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishphiladelphia/3332433846/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Jeff Meade</a>/Flickr.</p>

$60M Bail Set for Former Philly 'Top Cop'

May 20, 2013
A former Philadelphia Police officer once named a "top cop" who sat next to Michelle Obama at a State of the Union address now faces 32 charges, including promoting prostitution, human trafficking, and rape.

Video: Colo. Sheriffs Sue To Overturn Gun Laws

May 20, 2013
Nearly nine of 10 Colorado sheriffs have signed onto a lawsuit seeking to overturn a trio of new gun-control laws signed into law in March. Of the state's 64 sheriffs, 55 support the lawsuit announced Friday that's spearheaded by Weld County Sheriff John Cooke.

Indicted Ex-Miss. Chief Faces New Charges

May 20, 2013
A former Mississippi police chief arrested in March for allegedly demanding cash or property from suspects in exchange for leniency faces nine new counts, the FBI announced Friday.

Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot In Calif. Station

May 20, 2013
Alhambra (Calif.) Police officers fatally shot a man who pulled a large kitchen knife out of his backpack in police headquarters on Friday morning. Officers shot and killed Tony Nim, 35, at about 7:30 a.m. Nim died at the scene.
<p>Photo via Instagram.</p>

N.Y. Cop 'Torn Up' Over Hostage's Death

May 20, 2013
A Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University student and her armed captor during a standoff has struggled to deal with the accidental death, according to a police source close to the officer.

FBI HRT Operators Killed In Training Accident

May 19, 2013
Two members of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) died Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach. Special agents Christopher Lorek, 41, and Stephen Shaw, 40, had served the FBI for 17 years and eight years respectively.
<p>Photo courtesy of Horry County Sheriff.</p>

S.C. Deputy Dies From Fire-Related Illness

May 19, 2013
Deputy Tim Causey, a 25-year veteran, had been hospitalized since March, when he responded to a devastating fire at the Windsor Green community in Carolina Forest.
<p>Photo courtesy of Phoenix PD.</p>

Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Kills Ariz. Officer

May 19, 2013
Officer Daryl Raetz, 29, was struck at about 3:30 a.m. while processing a DUI suspect with several other officers at 51st and Cambridge avenues. The driver fled the scene.
<p>Photo courtesy of Streamlight.</p>

Streamlight Upgrades ProTac Lights

May 18, 2013
Streamlight Inc. has upgraded the lumen light output of its compact ProTac tactical lights, including the ProTac 1L, ProTac 2L, ProTac 1AA, and ProTac 2AA. All four upgraded lights now feature Streamlight's new Ten-Tap programming that enables users to select among high/strobe/low (the factory default setting); high only; or low/high.
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