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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.

Georgia Deputy Killed Day Laborer After Attack on Wife

June 13, 2008
The DeKalb County, Ga., sheriff's deputy who told police he was forced to shoot an intruder who attacked his wife had brought the man into his home as a laborer, newly released records show. The shoot out - described by Derrick Yancey as the laborer shooting his wife, Linda, and Yancey shooting the laborer - erupted when the man tried to rob the couple, according to DeKalb police records.

Pryme Radio Products, MRSI International Inc., and FATPOT Technologies Integrate New GPS

June 12, 2008
Pryme Radio Products, MRSI International Inc., and FATPOT Technologies are pleased to announce the successful completion of the integration and demonstration of a Public Safety grade GPS tracking solution overlaid on an existing multi-site, simulcast Public safety radio network.

Virginia Officer Killed in Line of Duty Remembered by Fellow Officers, Community

June 12, 2008
Bahr, 40, was killed Friday night after being shot by a man who police believe was heading to the Cowan Boulevard apartment of his ex-girlfriend to do her harm.

Near Lightning Strike Injures Officer

June 12, 2008
A lightning strike injured a police officer making a traffic stop in Hampton, N.H., early Wednesday morning.
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