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Jury Acquits Man In 1966 Shooting That Caused Philly Officer's Death

May 25, 2010
A jury has acquitted William Barnes for causing the death of Barclay, who succumbed to wounds 41 years after the 1966 shooting. Barnes had shot the 23-year-old rookie during a burglary.

FBI Reports U.S. Crime Decline In 2009

May 24, 2010
Violent crimes fell 5.5 percent and property crimes declined 4.9 percent compared with 2008, according to the preliminary report. An overall decline in reported crimes came for the third straight year.

Incarceration Growth Slows As Crime Falls In 2009

May 24, 2010
Reported violent crime fell 5.5 percent and property crime fell 4.9 percent in 2009, according to an analysis released by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a group whose mission is to reduce incarceration.

APCO Announces Communications Award Winners

May 24, 2010
The Public-Safety Communications awards are presented annually by APCO International to public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty.
Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Introduces SD Series Pistols

May 24, 2010
Among the key features found on the Smith & Wesson SD9 and SD40 is the new Self Defense Trigger (SDT) that provides a smooth, consistent trigger pull from the first round to the last, according to the company.
Photo courtesy of Safariland.

Team Safariland Member Wins Shooting Competition With Belt System

May 24, 2010
Leatham competed with his 1911 pistol and Safariland's new Model 032 ELS Competition Belt System, with ELS (Equipment Locking System) forks and plates.

Oakland PD Will Investigate Badge vs. Badge Boxing Melee

May 24, 2010
The Oakland Police Department will investigate its officers' role in a melee that followed the "Badge vs. Badge" boxing match in northern California on Friday.

Arkansas Cop Killers Professed Extremist, Anti-Government Views

May 24, 2010
The Kanes, who allegedly killed two West Memphis PD officers and were later killed in a gun battle with officers in a Wal-Mart parking lot, traveled the country giving seminars on "mortgage fraud" and gave foreclosure advice.
State wildlife officer Michael K. Neal ended a gun battle in West Memphis by ramming the suspect's minivan with his truck. Photo courtesy of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

Arkansas Wildlife Officer Ended Gun Battle by Ramming Suspects' Van

May 23, 2010
Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby, who was unarmed and wounded in the incident, has said "all hell broke loose," after officers pulled over the white minivan driven by the suspects.

Suspect In Chicago Officer's Shooting Has No Problem 'Pullin da Trigger'

May 23, 2010
One of the two men who have been charged in the killing of off-duty Chicago officer Thomas Wortham bragged on his Facebook page about his hobbies of "basketball, dice and robbin," and wrote under his personal description: "I hav no promlem wit pullin da trigger!!!!!"
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