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L.A. Voters Reject Sales-Tax Funding for More Cops

March 6, 2013
A proposed half-cent sales tax billed by supporters as critical for funding public safety and other Los Angeles city services appeared to be heading for a narrow defeat.

Fed Cops Slam 'Dangerous' TSA Knife Policy

March 6, 2013
The decision by federal airport screeners to allow small knives, golf clubs, and other items on commercial flights drew a harsh rebuke from a group representing federal law enforcement officers.

ATN Supplies Red Jacket Firearms with NV, Thermal Optics

March 5, 2013
American Technologies Network Corp. became the exclusive supplier of night vision and thermal optics to Red Jacket Firearms, which provides the backdrop for the Discovery Channel's "Sons of Guns" series.
<p>Screenshot via WDIV.</p>

Mich. Cop Saves Bridge Jumper

March 5, 2013
A Canton (Mich.) Police officer is being credited with saving the life of a suicidal man who was perched on a bridge ready to jump.

Calif. City Rolls Out 'Smart911' System

March 5, 2013
A "Smart911" system was unveiled today in Culver City, the first location in California to use technology that allows residents to give authorities a "safety profile" that will be displayed to 911 operators during an emergency.
<p>Screenshot via KENS.</p>

Suicidal C.O. Rushed Texas SWAT Cops with Rifle

March 5, 2013
San Antonio Police SWAT officers shot and killed an armed Bexar County corrections officer following a four-hour stand-off broadcast live by a local news outlet.

Ala. Chief Apologizes to Civil Rights Leader

March 5, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he was moved to tears Saturday after Montgomery (Ala.) Police Chief Kevin Murphy presented the badge off of his uniform along with an apology to Lewis and other Freedom Riders for police officers' failure to act during a 1961 attack.

TSA Allows Small Knives On Flights

March 5, 2013
For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, federal airport screeners will allow passengers to carry onto a plane small knives, as well as golf clubs, hockey sticks and pool cues.
<p>Photo via JeanQuan.org.</p>

Oakland Mayor Apologizes for Promoting Lock-Pick Class

March 5, 2013
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is on the defensive, after a recent newsletter sent by her office included a plug for a class on how to pick locks. Quan apologized Wednesday.

Video: Suspects Arrested After Two Pursuits In Stolen Squads

March 5, 2013
A Camden Police officer had pulled over a vehicle with a man and a woman in front of the Police Administration Building at about 9:50 a.m. and was writing a ticket, when the suspects struck him and jumped into his patrol car.
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