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Arpaio Allies Outraged by Feds' Actions

March 13, 2009
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's supporters were defending their sheriff, one day after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it was launching an investigation into allegations that sheriff's deputies rely on racial profiling to root illegal immigrants out of the Valley.

South Carolina Man Gets 60 Years for Copper Thefts

March 13, 2009
Prosecutors said Jackie Anderson Jr. took plumbing and air conditioner parts, mostly from low-income housing. They said the thefts did nearly $200,000 worth of damage to get about $5,000 of copper.

Safariland Introduces New MOLLE Locking System for Holsters

March 12, 2009
Safariland announced today the introduction of its MOLLE Locking System and Quick Locking System for law enforcement, SWAT, military and personal protection applications. The two new locking systems allow users to quickly mount, reposition and remove many Safariland holsters or accessories to belts or MOLLE loop-equipped apparel.

Streamlight Introduces PolyTac and PolyTac LED Flashlights

March 12, 2009
Streamlight Inc.has introduced two super-bright polymer personal lights, the Streamlight PolyTac, featuring a high-performance xenon incandescent bulb, and the Streamlight PolyTac LED with the latest in C4T power LED technology.

Oregon House Bill Would Tax Medical Marijuana

March 12, 2009
Here's the latest money-raising proposal to come from Oregon lawmakers: a $98 tax on every ounce of medical marijuana sold. Better yet, says Republican Rep. Ron Maurer, the state should grow the drug and dispense it to authorized users through pharmacies.

Police Agencies Buried in Resumes

March 12, 2009
Job seekers are swamping federal, state and local police agencies during the economic downturn, a reversal from recent years when departments struggled to find qualified recruits.

Texas Officer Killed by Fleeing Vehicle During Vehicle Pursuit

March 12, 2009
A 20-year Corpus Christi Police Department veteran likely was setting out spikes to flatten the tires of a fleeing vehicle when it struck and killed him early Wednesday, police said. Patrol Lt. Stuart Alexander was hit by an SUV about 12:10 a.m. in a grassy median along North Padre Island Drive between Bates and Agnes streets.

Police Identify Bodies Found in New Mexico Desert

March 12, 2009
On Wednesday, police released the names of Cinnamon Elks and Julie Nieto. Nieto was the sixth victim found on the mesa near 118th and Dennis Chavez SW; Elks was the eighth. The Office of the Medical Investigator used dental and medical records to identify the women's remains.

Boston Police to Alert Public with Twitter Dispatches

March 12, 2009
One goal is to interact in real time with the public during festivals and large-scale events about bottlenecks, closed roads, and crowd-related problems. For example, officers could warn their Twitter followers about an intersection to avoid because of an accident.

Obama Considers Sending Armed Troops to Mexican Border to Prevent Drug Violence

March 12, 2009
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration is examining options to deal with deteriorating security conditions on the Mexican border, including the deployment of the National Guard if violence continues to spill over into American cities.
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