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Ex-NFL Player Opts for Border Patrol Career

January 13, 2009
For Jamaal Green, who once was a defensive end in the NFL, his dream was to one day work in law enforcement. His dream became a reality on Feb. 17, 2008, when he became a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the El Paso area.

Raleigh Crime Up, Bucking Trend

January 13, 2009
Though crime declined across the country in the first six months of last year, an FBI report released Monday shows both violent and property crime rose in Raleigh.

Portland Mobilizes Against Gang War

January 13, 2009
Though the city's homicide rate and overall crime rate are down, gang violence has increased sharply over the past year, with a rapid rise in shootings in the past month. On Friday, law enforcement officials sounded an alarm about the surge of violence, the same day one of the victims was buried in North Portland.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Reports Significant Crime Drop

January 11, 2009
Mecklenburg crime dropped sharply in the second half of last year after months of spiking violence and home break-ins drove residents to march on City Hall and in some cases hire their own security.

Los Angeles Officials Expect Crime Dip in 2009

January 11, 2009
Even as they touted another year of falling crime rates in Los Angeles and expressed confidence that 2009 could bring further declines, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday that the LAPD's success in the upcoming year is tied to the city's financial picture.

San Antonio Sees Rise in Justified Police and Citizen Shootings

January 11, 2009
One week into the new year, San Antonio residents and police have already used deadly force to protect themselves or their homes in three incidents, resulting in two people dead and two injured.

Troops, Cops to Surge for President-Elect Barack Obama's Inaugural

January 11, 2009
Military and law enforcement officials told the Daily News they're adding more soldiers and cops than previously planned to help safeguard Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in.

Missouri Inmates to Get Cold-Case Playing Cards

January 10, 2009
In Missouri, the cards feature details about unsolved murders, missing persons and fugitives. Missouri State Patrol Sgt. Jason Clark said his agency had enough cold cases to fill several 52-card decks. So they had to be selective. The Brooks case has frustrated authorities because the young girl is believed to be dead and her body has never been found, despite promising suspects over the years.

BART Shooting Protest Organizer Devastated by Oakland Riot

January 9, 2009
When the marchers reached the Lake Merritt BART Station around 6:15 p.m., protest organizer Evan Shamar saw things start to go bad. Marchers began kicking newspaper stands and using papers to start fires. As he saw them throwing bottles and spitting on police cars, Shamar said he wept and returned to the Fruitvale Station.

Plainclothes N.C. Cop Carjacked, Pursuit Ends in Fiery Fatal Crash

January 9, 2009
Police say that in their haste to get away, robbery suspects crashed one car and then carjacked an SUV from a plainclothes Gastonia police officer.
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