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California Law Enforcement Preparing for 4th of July, Smuggled Fireworks

June 26, 2007
With the 4th of July just around the bend, California state and local officials are preparing to put a damper on the transportation of illegal fireworks into the state this year.

White Supremacist Gang Member Captured Following Murder of Utah Corrections Officer

June 26, 2007
A heavily tattooed neo-Nazi inmate briefly escaped custody yesterday following the murder of his guard. Authorities say 27-year-old Curtis Michael Allgier overpowered his 60-year-old guard during a medical exam at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, gained control of the guard’s firearm, and shot the corrections officer in the head. The officer, Stephen Anderson, died at the scene.

Program Addressing Jihadist Movement Slated for September

June 25, 2007
Designed to teach law enforcement officials the facts about the prevalent threat radical Islam and domestic terrorism poses to the U.S., the Yakima (Wash.) Police Department will host Security Solutions International's (SSI's) two-day educational program in September.

Gwinnett County Racks Up Second Win at Georgia SWAT Competition

June 25, 2007
Securing a win for the second straight year, Gwinnett, Ga., police took the top prize, and retained the trophy, at the three-event Georgia Police and Fire Games' SWAT competition. Teams vying to grasp the trophy from Gwinnett's hands included Hall County, Paulding County, Cherokee County, and Roswell.

Flavored Cocaine Alarms California Law Enforcement Officials

June 22, 2007
Setting off alarm bells and fears that the product is being targeted at a younger demographic, law enforcement officials in California's Yolo County say that a new type of cocaine is making its way into the U.S.—flavored cocaine.

Three-Year Drug Probe Results in 20 Indictments

June 22, 2007
Concluding a three-year drug probe operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Force, 20 members and associates of a savvy street gang were indicted on federal and state charges. The members were indicted for selling crack cocaine.

S.A.B.L.E. Executive Director Named to Homeland Security Post

June 22, 2007
Dan Corsentino, the executive director of Silver State Helicopters' Specialized Airborne Law Enforcement (S.A.B.L.E.) program, has been appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council Emergency Responders Senior Advisory Committee. In his new post, Corsentino will provide advice and recommendations with regard to homeland security issues.

Seminar Trains Officers to Effectively Halt Active Snipers

June 21, 2007
Seeking to implement the means with which to prevent the occurrence of another Virginia Tech massacre, 23 Louisiana-based law enforcement agencies and the Louisiana State University Police Department (LSUPD) conducted a two-day law enforcement active shooter emergency response course.

50th Product Liability Lawsuit Dismissed Against TASER

June 20, 2007
TASER International, Inc., a market leader in advanced electronic control devices announced that the wrongful death product liability lawsuit filed by the estate of Leroy Pierson has been voluntarily dismissed against TASER International.

Five Florida Crime Bills Signed into Law

June 20, 2007
Taking a no-nonsense stance against Internet predators, sex offenders, and crimes committed against law enforcement officers, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed five bills into law today. Crist also proposed that the Florida Supreme Court empanel a statewide grand jury to investigate gang activities.
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