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Colorado Cops Feel Handcuffed by Medical-Pot Changes

November 5, 2009
Colorado law enforcement officers say they are flummoxed by "murky, confusing and vague" rules governing medical-marijuana production and are looking to the state legislature for clarification this January.

NRA Asks Florida Adoption Agencies to Stop Asking About Gun Ownership

November 5, 2009
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners' rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry.

New LAPD Chief Says He Will Focus on Rank-and-File Officers

November 5, 2009
For a man widely seen as the disciple of just-exited LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, Charlie Beck on Wednesday exhibited some notable contrasts in style and strategy from the man he was tapped to replace.

Meprolight to Launch New Version of Advanced Uncooled Thermal Weapon Sight

November 4, 2009
Meprolight, a provider of innovative weapon sights, today announced that it will launch a new version of its NOA uncooled thermal weapon sights (X4 and X7 magnification) at Milipol, the international exhibition of internal state security, to be held in Paris, France, November 17-20.

San Jose PD Testing TASER AXON Video System

November 4, 2009
The portable AXON cameras, made by Taser International, are expected to be given to 72 San Jose officers in late November or early December, police said. The cameras can record an officer's point of view for up to 10 1/2 hours, and police say the devices will help officers write more accurate reports and aid officers if their actions are called in to question.
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Aimpoint and MidwayUSA Partner to Support the NRA

November 3, 2009
Aimpoint Inc. and MidwayUSA have teamed up once again to show their support for the National Rifle Association. This popular promotion gives NRA members an opportunity to purchase an Aimpoint CompM4 electronic red dot sight at a special price, with a $100 donation made to the NRA by Aimpoint for every sight package purchased from MidwayUSA through the end of 2009.

Los Angeles Mayor Picks Charlie Beck As New Chief

November 3, 2009
Choosing from a trio of finalists, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has selected Charlie Beck, a deputy chief within the Los Angeles Police Department, as its new chief, the Los Angeles Times reports.

WatchGuard Video’s Law Enforcement Market Share Grows to 25 Percent

November 3, 2009
WatchGuard Video, a privately-held law enforcement technology manufacturer, announced today that the company holds the number one market share position for U.S. sales of digital in-car video systems used by law enforcement.

Seattle PD Investigates Link Between Officer's Slaying, Patrol Car Arson

November 3, 2009
Seattle police are looking for possible ties between Saturday's fatal shooting of veteran Officer Timothy Brenton in the Leschi area and the torching nine days earlier of four police vehicles at a city maintenance yard.

Al Sharpton Slams NYPD for Arrest of Ex-Wife and Daughter

November 3, 2009
The Rev. Al Sharpton lashed out Sunday at the "unfair" treatment of his daughter and ex-wife by cops who arrested the duo for arguing over a traffic ticket in Harlem.
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