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St. Louis PD Admits Officers Drove Impounded Cars

July 18, 2008

The daughter of St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa and an untold number of police officers got free use of cars from a company with a lucrative police contract to tow and store cars, the department admitted on Friday. The officers and Aimie Mokwa for years have been able to take previously impounded cars from St. Louis Metropolitan Towing, 1325 North 10th Street, and drive them for weeks or months at a time with no strings attached.

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NYPD Suspends First Officer Caught in Random Steroid Testing

July 18, 2008

On the hunt for juiced-up cops, the NYPD bounced an officer with just two years on the job after he was the first to test positive in new random steroid tests, police said.

Idaho Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Two Women Who Reportedly Robbed Same Home Twice

July 18, 2008

Ada County, Idaho, sheriff's deputies have arrested two women who broke into the same north Ada County home, twice.

Ex-FBI Agent Arrested in Plot to Rob California Narcotics Stash Pad

July 18, 2008

A former FBI agent who was fired from the bureau five years ago has been arrested in connection with an alleged scheme to rob a "narcotics stash pad" in Orange County, Calif., according to court documents and federal authorities.

FLIR Systems Introduces Ultra 9HD Airborne Thermal Camera

July 17, 2008
Ultra 9HD features FLIR's large-format 640x480 InSb thermal imaging array with a 1.2-degree narrow field of view, and a high definition 1920x1080 daylight camera. FLIR's unique dual-channel optical path couples the high-def daylight camera with a long range 640X480 EMCCD low-light imager.

D.C. Gun Rights Plaintiff Denied Gun License

July 17, 2008
District of Columbia residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected. Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

Illinois Police to Crack Down on Unsafe Motorcyclists

July 17, 2008

Motorcyclists in Illinois soon will notice more surveillance by police aimed at making sure riders are following the rules of the road, local law-enforcement agencies announced Wednesday.

Denver Metro Gang Sweep Nets 23 Arrests

July 17, 2008

The U.S. Justice Department and the Metro Gang Task Force say they've arrested 23 people suspected of distributing Ecstasy in the Denver area. A grand jury handed up a 109-count indictment against 27 people who were believed to be members of the "Asian Pride" gang.

Arpaio Crime Sweeps Targeted by Lawsuits that Allege Profiling

July 17, 2008

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration and crime sweeps are being targeted in a lawsuit that alleges his deputies have racially profiled Hispanics.

Texas Still Plans to Execute Killer Despite U.N. Order

July 17, 2008
Texas will go ahead with the scheduled Aug. 5 execution of Houston rapist-killer Jose Medellin despite Wednesday's United Nations world court order for a stay, a spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry said.
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