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Los Angeles Tears Down Avenues Gang Bastion

February 5, 2009
The two-bedroom stucco house at 3304 Drew St. in Glassell Park was once the center of one of the most menacing drug marketplaces in Los Angeles. From the house, Maria "Chata" Leon, an illegal immigrant, her family and associates controlled drug and gang activity on the street for years, police said.

Lawyer: Cop Who Hit Man Killed in BART Station was Provoked

February 5, 2009
The lawyer for a BART police officer who was videotaped striking passenger Oscar Grant, shortly before another officer shot Grant dead last month, defended his client Saturday, saying Grant provoked him.

BART Hit with More Lawsuits from Oakland New Year's Chaos

February 5, 2009
Five men who were with Oscar Grant when he was shot dead by a BART police officer on New Year's Day asked the transit agency for $1.5 million Wednesday, saying their civil rights were violated when officers detained them at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland.

Man Robs Colorado 7-11 with "Star Trek" Sword

February 5, 2009
It may be a galactic first - a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven robbed early Wednesday by a man wielding a Klingon Bat'leth blade. It's the weapon of choice for the war-like race on "Star Trek", but fairly rare in stickups on Earth.

FBI Reopens 1982 Tylenol Tampering Case

February 5, 2009
The FBI on Wednesday searched the suburban Boston home of a man convicted of extortion in the 1982 Chicago-area Tylenol tampering killings, saying they had reopened the investigation into the seven unsolved murders because of advances in forensic technology and new tips to law enforcement.

Minneapolis Cops Kill Car Thief Suspect as He Barrels Toward Them

February 5, 2009
A suspected car thief fleeing police sped toward other officers and was shot and killed early this morning in north Minneapolis by the targeted officers, authorities say.

LAPD Authorizes Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun For Duty Use

February 4, 2009
The Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun is capable of handling a variety of shot-shell loads — from the lightest training rounds to the heaviest duty rounds. No manual operation of the M4 is required to cycle the rounds.

Cash-strapped States Mull Seat Belt Law Changes

February 4, 2009
Drivers better buckle up or pay the price: More cash-strapped states want to give law enforcement officers the authority to pull over motorists just for not wearing their seat belts.
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Campus Safety Invites SROs, Campus Police to Participate in Columbine Anniversary Survey

February 2, 2009
To mark the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Campus Safety magazine announces it is now conducting a survey on the state of K-12 school and college security. All individuals who are involved in elementary school and higher education campus safety are encouraged to participate. The survey closes Feb. 5.

Grants Expert Kurt Bradley to Speak at the Campus Safety Conference April 26-28

February 2, 2009
At the Campus Safety Conference, April 26-28 in Tampa, Fla., Kurt Bradley, director for CHIEF Grants, a division of CHIEF Corp., will present two information-packed courses on effective grant application writing. During these two specialized sessions (one for K-12 campus officials, and one for colleges and universities), Bradley, who is a certified grants consultant, will teach attendees how to write grant applications that get results.
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