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Black Philly Officers Want Judge to Shut Down Online Forum

July 20, 2009
A group of black police officers in Philadelphia have asked a federal judge to shut down an online forum, claiming other officers have posted hundreds of racist comments, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
(L-R) David Dumke, Chairman of the Wisconsin State Use Board; Mary Hardtke, Executive Director of Headwaters, Inc.; David Lurio, President of Elbeco, Inc.

Elbeco Receives Wisconsin Award For Work with Disabled

July 18, 2009
Elbeco Incorporated has received the 2009 State Use Program Partnership Award for its work with Headwaters, Inc., a not-for-profit work/rehabilitation center that helps people with developmental and physical disabilities find gainful employment. Elbeco and Headwaters partnered on a contract to provide the State of Wisconsin with correctional officer uniforms.

Point Blank Solutions Receives NIJ .06 Seal of Approval for Body Armor

July 17, 2009
Point Blank Solutions announced that three of the company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Jersey City Police Hold Hospital Vigil for Critically Wounded Officers

July 17, 2009
Police this morning continued to hold vigil at a hospital for two officers critically wounded in a gun battle Thursday. Officer Marc Dinardo was shot in the left side of the face and Officer Michael Camacho was shot in the neck. Thursday's shootout left six other officers injured and two armed robbery suspects dead.

Five New Jersey Officers Wounded, Two Suspects Killed in Daylight Gunbattle

July 17, 2009
Staked out in an unmarked cruiser on Reed Street in Jersey City, police Lt. Michael Kelly and Detective Marc Lavelle waited patiently for two people last seen in a red Ford Focus, the suspected getaway car in a near-fatal shooting last month.

California Tax Board Says Legal Pot Could Raise $1.4 Billion

July 17, 2009
California could see a nearly $1.4 billion per year increase in state revenues were it to legalize marijuana, the state Board of Equalization says in an analysis of pending legislation to to do that.
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NYPD Still Using Typewriters

July 17, 2009
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne confirmed the department's continued, if limited, use of the 20th-century writing devices, explaining that they're mainly used for filling out property vouchers -- forms that officers must file when they seize items during case investigations. The typewriters also are retained in case a technological meltdown disables the NYPD's computers, he said.
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Court Records Detail Minnesota Somalis' Path to Terrorism

July 17, 2009
First-ever details of Minnesota men training with terrorists in Somalia -- learning to fire weapons, building training camps -- came to light in court documents released Tuesday. One of the two Somali men indicted for providing support to those terrorists pleaded guilty months ago and has been cooperating with the FBI, according to those same documents.

Border Agents Reporting Record Drug Seizures

July 17, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting record drug seizures for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2009, which ended June 30. The agency seized 3.3 million pounds of drugs.

California Releasing Parole Violators Early

July 17, 2009
California prison officials, facing severe overcrowding and a financial crisis, have been releasing inmates who were serving time for parole violations before they finished their scheduled terms.
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