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NYPD Will Receive Federal Stimulus Money After All

July 29, 2009
Federal officials have found additional stimulus funds that will allow the New York Police Department to turn the tide from Tuesday's announcement that it had been passed over for funding, the New York Times reports.
Philadelphia police officers gathering, close-up of Lt. Josey. Photo courtesy of Shari DeAngelo (Flickr.com).

U.S. Will Provide $1 Billion to Hire Cops

July 29, 2009
The federal government will give $1 billion in economic stimulus funds to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and re-hiring of officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced.

Handcuffed Suspect Steals Patrol Car

July 28, 2009
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is searching for Todd Martin, a 38-year-old man who stole a patrol car and drove away overnight, despite being handcuffed by a deputy, the Charlotte Observer reports.

7 N.C. Men Arrested in Terror Plot

July 28, 2009
Federal agents have arrested seven North Carolina men, and are searching for an eighth, for planning an intricate terrorist plot in the name if Islam and stockpiling weapons at a Raleigh home.

TASER Unveils Advanced Multi-Shot Stun Gun

July 28, 2009
TASER International has unveiled its new X3 electronic control device capable of firing three cartridges without reloading. The X3 is the first new handheld TASER ECD since the introduction of the TASER X26 in 2003.
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Gang Member Kicked by El Monte Officer Sues for $5 Million

July 27, 2009
Parolee and gang member Richard Rodriguez, 24, has filed a civil claim demanding $5 million from the El Monte Police Department for injuries he says he suffered, when officer George Fierro kicked and pepper-sprayed him, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.

Gates Arrestor Taught Recruits Peril of Racial Profiling

July 27, 2009
Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge police officer criticized by President Obama for his arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., has taught a class to police recruits about the dangers of racial profiling, the Boston Globe reports.

Florida Man Assaults SWAT Officer

July 27, 2009
A 30-year-old man who threatened to kill his mother was arrested, after a SWAT unit used gas to expel him from his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, TCPalm.com reports.

Cambridge Police Release Radio Transmissions Before Gates Arrest

July 27, 2009
The Cambridge Police Department has released CDs with audio clips of the initial 911 call and police radio transmissions preceding the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates that sparked a national debate about racial profiling, the Boston Globe reports.

Hundreds Line Jersey City Streets, As Officer Is Laid to Rest

July 27, 2009
Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets of Jersey City, N.J., as the casket of slain Det. Marc DiNardo arrived at St. Aedan's Church on Friday escorted by police motorcycles, an honor guard, and a bagpipe band, reports Philly.com.
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