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Utah Judge Says Man's Ninth DUI Conviction Will Stick

June 5, 2008
A judge denied a Wednesday motion to overturn a man's ninth DUI conviction, instead sentencing him to up to five years in prison. "I feel like I'm being judged on my past, which maybe I am and maybe I deserve," Robert Kent Vandyke told the judge.

N.C. Legislature Considers Bill to Give Sex Offenders More Time

June 5, 2008
A bill before the North Carolina legislature would toughen sex crime penalties, sending some violent offenders who target children to prison for at least 25 years and then monitoring more of them by GPS satellites when they do get out.

Streicher's Buys Arrington Police Distributors

June 2, 2008
Streicher’s Inc. , a leading public safety and police equipment distributor, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Arrington Police Distributors Inc., a well-known and respected law enforcement supply company serving the mid-Atlantic region. Streicher’s will wholly own Arrington.

Unconventional Officer Commands San Francisco's Tenderloin Station

May 31, 2008
SFPD's Capt. Gary Jimenez isn't your typical cop. He can be unconventional, blunt and offbeat. He's come up with some comments that left the higher-ups wincing. He's also got some ideas - like his recent suggestion to start a Tenderloin safe injection center where drug addicts could shoot up under medical supervision - that have residents sputtering in opposition.

L.A. Mayor Announces "Anti-Gang," Anti-Gun Measures

May 30, 2008
The proposed ordinances include banning .50-caliber, military-style ammunition; licensing ammunition vendors; requiring gun-store owners to make regular gun inventories and report to local law enforcement; and outlawing installation of secret gun compartments in vehicles.

LAPD Officers Receive Awards of Valor

May 30, 2008
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Council members and top Los Angeles Police Department brass joined about 800 law enforcement personnel and others at a ceremony honoring this year's recipients of the LAPD's Medal of Valor. It is the agency's highest honor and one reserved for acts of bravery in the line of duty.

Mass. Police Can be Compelled to Take Lie Detector Test

May 30, 2008
Saying public confidence in law enforcement must be protected, Massachusetts' high court ruled yesterday that police officers can be forced to take lie detector tests during internal investigations into possible criminal activity.

S.C. Law Gives Bikers OK to Run Red Lights

May 30, 2008
South Carolina has joined six other states that let motorcyclists, mo-ped drivers and bicyclists run red lights that don't change within a couple minutes of their stopping.

TREXPO East 2008 Offering Attendees Continuing Education Credits

May 29, 2008
TREXPO East 2008 is offering continuing education credit to all conference attendees. The TREXPO East Conference and show will take place Aug. 26–29 in Chantilly, Va. Full show and one-day conference pass holders will receive 0.2 credits for every eight hours of training at TREXPO East.

Atlanta's Rookie Cops Go on Foot Patrol

May 29, 2008
In recent years, working foot patrol has been a form of punishment in the Atlanta Police Department. Crashed your police cruiser? Serve a few days on the foot beat. Now it's an assignment for rookie cops as soon as they come out of the Police Academy.
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