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Report: Mentally Ill Can Buy Guns with Ease

November 15, 2011
The mentally ill, substance abusers, and other dangerous individuals have freely purchased firearms because nearly 90% of states fail to send all necessary information to a federal database used to run background checks for gun buyers, according to a new report.

NYPD Evicts Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Judge Concurs

November 15, 2011
Hours after New York Police officers cleared Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park in an early Tuesday morning raid that netted 200 arrests, protesters returned to the park again.

Video: '60 Minutes' Questions Officers' TASER Use

November 14, 2011
CBS' "60 Minutes" news magazine on Sunday included a segment exploring the use of TASER devices by law enforcement officers that suggested officers overuse the less-lethal devices.
<p>Photo: Doraville (Ga.) PD</p>

Wrong-Way Driver Was Drinking Before He Struck, Killed Ga. Detective

November 14, 2011
A Doraville (Ga.) Police officer was responding to a home invasion call early Monday when a wrong-way driver struck and killed him in a head-on collision on I-20 in DeKalb County.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/66254160@N06/&quot;>Love Will Form All Things</a></p>

Tensions Between Occupiers and Police Intensify In U.S. Cities

November 14, 2011
Tensions between Occupiers and police intensified over the weekend in Portland, Oakland, Denver, and other U.S. cities as municipalities stepped up their efforts to remove the protesters from city property. Several officers were assaulted by protesters during the incidents.
<p>Photo: Delaware State Police.</p>

Delaware State Police Start Maritime Unit with 2 Vessels

November 14, 2011
The Delaware State Police have established a maritime unit with two new vessels to patrol the state's 100 miles of waterways. The state police are using a $1.6 million federal grant for port security to fund the effort, which employs three full-time troopers.

FBI: Hate Crimes Remained Steady In 2010

November 14, 2011
The number of reported hate crimes in the United States remained steady in 2010, according to the FBI's annual hate-crime report. There were 6,628 hate crime incidents reported last year, while 6,604 were reported in 2009, the FBI announced Monday.

L.A. Sheriff Punished Deputies With Jail Duty

November 14, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been assigning deputies who have been disciplined for assorted misconduct to work in county jail as part of their sanctioned punishment.

Fla. Cop Shot at Fellow Officer, Then Ordered Pizza

November 14, 2011
Lauderhill Police Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30, was taken into custody, after he fired 10 rounds at another officer, who happened to be his ex-girlfriend, and then calmly walked into a restaurant and ordered two slices of pizza.

CHP Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, Suspect Killed

November 14, 2011
The gunman who wounded a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop near Sacramento late Sunday was fatally shot after flipping over his vehicle.
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