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Brits to Release Al-Qaeda Terrorist

June 17, 2008
In an ominous portent of what may happen in the United States when Guantanamo detainees get their Supreme Court mandated trials, the United Kingdom is being forced to release one of al-Qaeda's most dangerous European operatives.

Orange County Supervisors Investigating Sheriff's Department Overtime

June 17, 2008
County supervisors said Monday that they will order their performance auditor to conduct an in-depth study of the Orange County Sheriff's Department overtime spending, which has soared beyond the $41 million mark in recent years.

Officer in El Paso Toy Gun Case Placed on Leave

June 17, 2008
The El Paso Police Department on Monday identified an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old man, who allegedly displayed a weapon that was later found to be a toy gun, department officials said.

Crime Scene DNA Can Lead to Knock on Relative's Door

June 17, 2008
What do you tell a detective who says you are genetically related to a criminal and wants to know who you think it might be? It is not an abstract question. Investigators may soon routinely trace suspects using their relatives' DNA — a technique that could solve more crimes but that causes critics to fear for innocent people's privacy.

DuPont's Kevlar XP: Patented Technology Provides Ballistic and Trauma Protection

June 16, 2008
Kevlar XP typically provides a 15 percent reduction in backface deformation and at least a 10 percent lighter weight vest design against the most challenging National Institute of Justice (NIJ) level IIIA threat, a .44 Magnum bullet. Additionally, Kevlar XP provides excellent layer to layer abrasion resistance.

California Police Kill Man as He Brutally Beats Toddler to Death

June 16, 2008
A crazed man parked on a dark country road Saturday night, took a toddler from the car seat in his pickup and beat the boy to death until a Modesto, Calif., police officer, dropped on the scene by helicopter, shot the man dead, authorities said.

Louisiana House Votes for Castration for Sex Offenders

June 14, 2008
he House gave lopsided approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow chemical or physical castration as a punishment for some sex crimes. On a 69-14 vote, House members approved Senate Bill 144 by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, sending it back to the Senate for approval of House committee changes.

Dallas PD to Begin Testing for Steroid Use

June 13, 2008
The Dallas Police Department plans to start testing officers for illegal anabolic steroids use on July 1. Police officials said they had been researching incorporating testing for steroids as part of their random drug testing program for at least a year, said Acting Assistant Chief Floyd Simpson.

North Carolina Carjacking Foiled by Stick Shift

June 13, 2008
Rule No. 1 for would-be carjackers: Know how to drive the vehicle you're planning to steal. A pair of criminal masterminds failed to follow that rule overnight in the University area of Charlotte. They got away, but not with the car they'd planned to steal.

NYPD Considers Equipping All Patrol Officers with TASERs

June 13, 2008
The New York Police Department is considering giving stun guns to officers who walk the city's streets, a police spokesman said on Wednesday, prompting calls for restraint from a human rights group. Spokesman Paul Browne said police supervisors started carrying a compact version of the stun gun, which incapacitates people with a 50,000-volt jolt of electricity, last week.
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