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S.C. Trooper Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violation

January 8, 2009
A South Carolina state trooper seen on video hitting a fleeing suspect on foot with his patrol car at a Columbia apartment complex in 2007 has been charged with a federal civil rights violation.

Ex-U.S. Drug Czar Warns of Mexican Border Rush Because of Cartel Violence

January 8, 2009
A failure by the Mexican political system to curtail lawlessness and violence could result (in) a surge of millions of refugees crossing the U.S. border to escape the domestic misery of violence, failed economic policy, poverty, hunger, joblessness, and the mindless cruelty and injustice of a criminal state," Barry McCaffrey said.

FBI Plans to Hire 850 New Agents

January 8, 2009
Despite a bleak economic environment featuring wide-ranging layoffs and rising unemployment, the nation's premier law enforcement agency is touting "one of the largest hiring blitzes in our 100-year history."

Detective Ebrahim Ashabi Announced as a Keynote Speaker at TREXPO West

January 7, 2009
Det. Ebrahim Ashabi, 11-year veteran of the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department where he is presently working in the Office of Counter Terrorism, has been slated as a keynote speaker at TREXPO West 2009. His presentation, "A Brief History of Radical Islam", will take place Wednesday, April 1st from 0800 to 1100 hours.

Cop Killer Asks Mo. Supreme Court for a New Trial

January 7, 2009
A man who received the death penalty for murdering a Kirkwood, Mo., police officer asked the Missouri Supreme Court today to give him a new trial. Kevin Johnson, now 23, was convicted of first-degree murder in November 2007 for the July 2005 shooting of Kirkwood police Sgt. William McEntee, 43.

El Paso Mayor Vetoes Resolution Asking for Debate on Legalizing Drugs

January 7, 2009
El Paso Mayor John Cook on Tuesday vetoed a unanimously supported resolution from City Council asking the federal government to seriously study the legalization of narcotics as a way to respond to the plague of violence that last year killed 1,600 people in Juárez, Mexico.

Police Say Four-Year-Old Ohio Boy Shot Teen with Shotgun

January 6, 2009
Deputies were astonished to learn that a 4-year-old boy was the triggerman in the 7:24 p.m. shooting at his grandmother's house along Spriggs Road, about 6 miles south of Jackson.

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical Enters Women's Market with Women's Elite Lightweight Pant

January 5, 2009
In response to the growing number of active female operatives, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical entered the women's market with its first tactical pant designed specifically for women. The Women's Elite Lightweight Pant debuted at the 2009 SHOT Show and will be available at tactical outlets throughout the United States.

NYPD Prepares for Times Square's Festivities

December 31, 2008
A phalanx of rookie cops - one day out of the Police Academy - will be out in force on New Year's Eve as police keep watch on the festivities in Times Square. And keeping watch over them - and just about everyone else - will be Sky Watch, the retractable NYPD tower that allows police to spot problems from blocks away.

New Orleans Cop-Turned-Minister Stands Out in Effort to Halt Murders

December 31, 2008

After dark on the last Sunday of 2008, the Rev. John Raphael, the cop-turned-pastor, changed clothes after the evening service at his New Hope Baptist Church and walked a few blocks to the South Claiborne Avenue neutral ground. He came simply to plant himself in full view at a major urban intersection, fasting, to bear witness against the shootings that ravage New Orleans.

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