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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.

Fugitive's Remains Found Nine Years After Escape

June 20, 2007
Law enforcement officers solved the question to the pending riddle—Where did Jason McVean go?—nine years after the fugitive and two partners reportedly stole a truck, shot and killed Cortez (Colo.) Police Officer Dale Claxton, and then vanished. Based upon witness accounts of the 1998 murder, it is believed McVean pulled the trigger.

Illegal Immigrants Setting Wildfires to Deter Law Enforcement

June 19, 2007
Foreign immigrants seeking to sneak across the U.S. border illegally are setting wildfires as a means to "smoke-out" observation posts and patrol routes, therefore hindering border agents attempting to do their jobs.

Junior Police Academy Gives Middle Schoolers Bird's Eye View of Law Enforcement

June 19, 2007
Tailored after the successful Citizen's Police Academy adult program, Pennsylvania law enforcement officers are conducting a Junior Police Academy this summer.

Officer Honored Posthumously on Anniversary of Death

June 18, 2007
Father's Day marked the three-year anniversary of the death of a Jackson (Tenn.) Police Department veteran who was killed in the line of duty. Each year since his death, his life has been celebrated during the Blue Knights of Tennessee Poker Run. This year's event made five stops prior to returning to Jackson, reported the Jackson Sun.
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