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Georgia Sheriff’s Office Cracks Down on Gangs, Wins IACP Award

December 12, 2008
Using an operational tattoo shop as a business front, the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force conducted undercover investigations to reduce gun sales by local street gangs.

Officers Rescue California Kidnap Victim, 75, After Two-Day Ordeal

December 12, 2008

A 75-year-old woman was freed from a harrowing ordeal Wednesday morning after being kidnapped from her La Mesa home and found gagged with tape and tied up in the back of her station wagon, according to sheriff's detectives.

Philadelphia Police Radio System Will Cost $40 Million to Upgrade

December 12, 2008
A series of human errors caused a 40-minute failure in the city's police radio system July 22, according to a report submitted yesterday to City Council by the Nutter administration. The report also said the problem-plagued system would cost $40 million to upgrade—almost as much as it cost to install in 2002.

Body Count Climbs in Mexico's Bloody Drug War

December 11, 2008
So far this year in Mexico's drug war, 5,376 people have been killed, double the number of last year and more than all U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

As Mexico's Drug War Rages, Military Takes Over for Police

December 11, 2008
Even for Mexicans accustomed to ghastly headlines chronicling the country's drug-related violence, the current level of killing in Tijuana causes consternation. Some 200 people have been slain in one month. Last weekend turned into one of the city's deadliest: nearly 40 were killed, four of whom were children, and nine of them beheaded.

L.A. County Sheriff Catches Flak for Plan to Send Deputies to D.C. for Inauguration

December 11, 2008
County officials estimate that they would be on the hook for another $905,000 in salary and benefits. In addition, there is $81,000 in needed "cold weather gear" including jackets, gloves, hats and "turtleneck dickies" at a cost of $232 per deputy.

S.C. Deputy Won’t Face Civil Rights Charges for Tasering Handcuffed Suspect

December 11, 2008
Green was stunned initially several times after he wouldn’t give up his hands to be cuffed and was shocked twice again after he was cuffed because he refused to spit out crack cocaine in his mouth, the incident report said.

Detroit Police Shoot Distraught Man

December 11, 2008
Detroit Police shot a 19-year-old man as he pointed a shotgun at them, yelling "Just shoot me," according to investigators.

Three NYPD Officers Charged in Attack on Man in Subway Station

December 10, 2008
Three NYPD cops were charged today in the attack on a tattoo parlor worker who authorities say was sodomized with a baton at a Brooklyn subway station.

Federal Sentences Bust Up Violent Charlotte Gang

December 10, 2008

“This gang turned a nice neighborhood into a shooting gallery,” said U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney, admonishing the gang's reputed leader. “Your organization was responsible for at least three murders, maybe more. Those murders are just horrendous.”

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