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N.Y. MS-13 Member Gets 35 Years for Gang Murder

June 29, 2011
A U.S. circuit court judge sentenced a New York MS-13 gang member who goes by the moniker "Joker" to 35 years in prison for the murder of a fellow 16-year-old, female gang member. Edwin "Joker" Henriquez, a member of La Mara Salvatrucha ("MS-13") on Long Island, pleaded guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Olivia Melendez Mendoza ("Melendez") in Old Westbury, N.Y.
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Ex-Ga. Cop Charged In Drug Conspiracy

June 29, 2011
Former Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Police officer Floyd B. Sawyer has been charged by federal officials with drug trafficking conspiracy, extortion, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and lying to federal agents.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Ruger.</strong></em></p>

Ruger Introduces SR40c Pistol

June 29, 2011
The Ruger SR40c pistol has a 3.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.85 inches. The pistol weighs 23.40 ounces. The pistol is 4.61 inches high with a 1.27-inch-wide grip (across safety levers).

Seattle Officer Left Rifle on Cruiser Trunk

June 29, 2011
A Seattle Police officer will face an internal investigation for leaving a semi-automatic patrol rifle on the lid of his cruiser's trunk in plain view while downtown.

Poplawski Gets Death for Killing 3 Pittsburgh Officers

June 29, 2011
A jury gave Richard Poplawski a death sentence for the ambush killing of three Pittsburgh Police officers two years ago. The panel of seven men and five women brought in from Dauphin County announced their decision at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Attacks on LAPD Officers Up 42 Percent Over Last Year

June 29, 2011
Assaults on LAPD officers are up 42 percent from the same period last year, bringing the total to 97 attacks, Beck said. Officer involved shootings are up by 40 percent.

ACLU Claims NJ Cops Misuse Informants

June 28, 2011
The report, which came after a three-year investigation by the ACLU, claims New Jersey agencies have a disjointed, confusing, and, in some cases, nonexistent policies on how New Jersey law enforcement agencies use confidential informants.
<p><em><strong>One of the Metro (D.C.) PD's lactation rooms. Photo courtesy of Kris Baumann.</strong></em></p>

DC Chief, Police Union At Odds Over Breastfeeding Policy

June 28, 2011
The Fraternal Order of Police claims the agency isn't adequately accommodating its breastfeeding officers with inadequate lactating rooms, binding body armor, and forcing them into patrol duties where they have difficulty pumping milk.

Charges Dropped Against N.Y. Woman who Filmed Officers

June 28, 2011
Charges have been dropped against Emily Good, the woman arrested by Rochester (N.Y.) Police while she filmed a traffic stop in front of her home. During a court proceeding Monday, First Assistant District Attorney Sandra Doorley said there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the case.
<p><em><strong>Stephanie Robinette faces five misdemeanors for assaulting deputies with breast milk. Photo: DCSO.</strong></em></p>

Drunk Wife Sprays Deputies with Breast Milk

June 28, 2011
Delaware County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies were assaulted with an unusual weapon when they attempted to arrest an intoxicated, disorderly Ohio wife at a wedding reception hall.
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