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Gang-Affiliated Cop Killer Receives Death Penalty

October 19, 2009
Miguel Angel Magallon, 26, has been convicted of murder in the 2004 death of L.A. County police Capt. Michael Sparkes, who was shot nine times during an attempted robbery, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Getac's Complete Line of Rugged Computers Fully Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7

October 19, 2009
Getac announced today that its complete line of rugged notebook computers and tablet PCs are fully compatible with Microsoft's long-awaited Windows 7 Operating System. Getac engineers spent more than six months with Microsoft developers to ensure its product line would maximize all the features, functions, and performance of Windows 7, right out of the box.

Officer Remains On Duty After Stun Gun Use Questioned

October 19, 2009
Fort Worth police officer Stephanie Phillips will remain on active duty while a grand jury reviews an incident where she twice Tasered a mentally ill man who later died, the Star-Telegram reports.

Man Kills Girlfriend, Drives Her Body to Sheriff Substation

October 19, 2009
Guillermo Marinero allegedly strangled his girlfriend, then drove her body to a local sheriff's substation, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Original S.W.A.T. Cancels Tactical World Cup, Sues Operator's Edge

October 16, 2009
Original S.W.A.T. Footwear Co. has canceled the planned Original S.W.A.T. Tactical World Cup and initiated a lawsuit against partner Operator's Edge, who could not deliver the event, according to the company.

Senate Extends Interoperable Communications Grants Deadline

October 16, 2009
The PSIC program was originally established by Congress to provide one-time funding of $1 billion to state and local governments toward achieving interoperability among first responders.

Charlotte Officer was Traveling 90-Plus Before Accident, Police Say

October 16, 2009
A police officer was traveling 93 miles per hour before crashing while responding to a call in SouthPark earlier this week, a report just released from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says.

Harris Corp.'s Technology Used For Public Safety Communications During G-20

October 16, 2009
Using Harris technology, the Pennsylvania's STARNet system allowed federal agencies, state and local police — along with Allegheny County, the city of Pittsburgh and emergency medical personnel — to use a single communications tool.
Elbeco CEO David Lurio (holding the award) was honored by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund for his company's work on behalf of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Elbeco Recognized for Support of the National Law Enforcement Museum

October 16, 2009
Police apparel manufacturer Elbeco Inc. of Reading, Pa., was recognized for its financial support of the National Law Enforcement Museum during a reception held at the recent International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in Denver.

Sell-Crack-or-Die Defense is Now 0 for 2

October 16, 2009
Rigoberto Valle testified recently in San Francisco court that he was told that he must sell crack or face death by gun or knife. The jury didn't buy the Honduran immigrant's "sell crack or die" defense, convicting him. Soon he'll be sentenced, and probably deported.
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