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Panasonic Seeks Outlandish On-the-Job Moments

June 1, 2006
Panasonic Computer Solutions is looking for the strangest, funniest, or scariest stories not captured on video. The “I Wish I Had An Arbitrator” contest kicked off on May 31st and will run through July 31st with a Toughbook Arbitrator digital video recording system, valued at $5,000, awarded for the best submission, as selected by the Toughbook unit of Panasonic Corp. of North America.
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Phone Service Free for Domestic Abuse Victims

June 1, 2006
HopeDigits, a free service of West Des Moines, Iowa-based WebPoint Communications, provides women trying to leave physically abusive relationships with a private telephone number and access to voicemail.

Muhammad Gets Six Life Terms in Maryland Trial

June 1, 2006
Twice-convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was sentenced Thursday to six consecutive life terms in prison with no possibility of parole, a sentence prosecutors consider insurance in case his Virginia death sentence is ever overturned.

Police Officer Needs Votes to Race in Reality TV Show

May 25, 2006
When not working as a police officer and firefighter in Kalamazoo, Mich., Dan Frazier pursues his hobby of stock car racing. He has been trying to break into the higher levels of the sport for some time. Now could be his big break.

NAPO Hands Out Top Cops Awards

May 25, 2006
Held on May 12 during National Police Week, this year’s Top Cops awards ceremony honored law enforcement officers from Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, Rhode Island, and Tennessee who went above and beyond the call of duty.

AP: Many Immigrant Smugglers Not Prosecuted

May 25, 2006
The vast majority of people caught smuggling immigrants across the border near San Diego are never prosecuted for the offense, demoralizing the Border Patrol agents making the arrests, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press.

NRA Wants Gun Pledge From Police, Mayors

May 25, 2006
Alarmed by the way authorities confiscated guns in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the National Rifle Association has called on all police chiefs and mayors to sign a pledge that they will never forcibly disarm law-abiding citizens.

Taser Device Used to Arrest Suspected Burglars

May 18, 2006
According to news reports from the Oakland Tribune, two teenage boys were arrested in connection to four burglaries in the California Bay Area with the help of a Taser.

Chicago to Purchase Segways for Police Department

May 18, 2006
Recently, the City of Chicago released a $580,000 contract to purchase Segway Human Transporters, primarily for the police department. This contract will allow the city to acquire up to 100 Segway HTs.

Columbine Video Game Draws Relatives' Ire

May 18, 2006
An online game based on the Columbine High School massacre is drawing criticism from relatives of those who died in the 1999 attack, including a father who says it trivializes the actions of the two teen killers.
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