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Off-Duty N.Y. Officer Beaten in Road Rage Incident, Fires at Attackers

June 17, 2010
An off-duty MTA Bridges and Tunnels cop shot at a group of attackers - striking one - during an early-morning road rage beatdown in the Bronx on Wednesday, cops said.
The El Paso PD will begin using an M4 rifle similar to this M4/M4A1 Carbine SOPMOD in an escalating war with Mexican cartels. Photo via Flickr.com (brian.ch).

El Paso PD Issued M4 Patrol Rifles

June 17, 2010
Training with the M-4 is under way at the Police Academy, and the new weaponry will eventually be issued to every member of the El Paso PD, from patrol officers up to the chief.

Indian Reservations on Both U.S. Borders Become Drug Pipelines

June 17, 2010
The drug gangs take advantage of weak and underfunded tribal police forces and the remoteness of tribal lands, and they find that high unemployment rates and resentment of federal law enforcement agencies make some young Native Americans ready allies.

CHP Agrees to Pension Reduction for New Hires

June 17, 2010
The union representing California Highway Patrol officers has agreed to reduced pension benefits for new hires, under a plan that will help reduce the state's budgetary deficit.

Outlaw Biker Killed During Gun Battle With Federal Agents In Maine

June 17, 2010
Thomas "Tomkat" Mayne, 58, was shot and killed in the return fire from federal ATF agents who had served a warrant at his home.

Missouri Agency Equips Patrol Car With 'Plate Hunter'

June 17, 2010
The system's three external cameras feed an on-board computer that scans every plate and runs it through police databases. If there's a match, an alarm sounds, allowing the officer to take appropriate action.

Beretta USA Lowers Price of Px4 Storm

June 16, 2010
Beretta USA has reduced the price of its polymer Px4 Storm pistol, offering it now for about $500, according to the company. The Px4 is available in two operating systems, and three calibers (9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP).

N.Y. Jail Guard Kills Two, Abducts Third During Hospital Shooting

June 16, 2010
The suspect is believed to be 43-year-old Nassau County Corrections Officer Kim Wolfe, who was reportedly involved in a domestic dispute with the victims.

Killer of Austin Officer Is Executed For 1978 Slaying

June 16, 2010
David Lee Powell's case involved three trials and multiple appeals, including the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the latest appeal on Tuesday. In 1978, Powell shot officer Ralph Ablanedo as he sat in his car on a dark Austin street, after the officer pulled him over.

Seattle Police Guild Says Videotaped Officer Did Nothing Wrong

June 16, 2010
Rich O'Neill, the union's president, said the officer "did nothing wrong" and "maybe waited a little too long to engage in force because I think he was trying to defuse the situation and calm people down and it was obvious from the audio anyway of the two individuals that they were not going to be calmed down. They were not going to comply in any way."
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