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Pa. Man Steals Cruiser, Arrested After Pursuit

June 10, 2013
A Pennsylvania man freed himself from custody and led police on a pursuit with a stolen state police cruiser on Saturday night before he was captured.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/74924323@N00/142319990/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Nicole G</a>/Flickr.</p>

Group Begins Arming Citizens With Shotguns In Houston

June 10, 2013
Members of a Houston-based gun-rights group began handing out shotguns and training single women living in one of the city's high-crime neighborhoods as it plans to roll out the program to other U.S. cities.

Masturbating Suspect Injures Officer In Pursuit

June 10, 2013
When officers attempted to arrest a suspect for masturbating in public, the man struck and injured an Upper Darby Police officer while attempting to flee.
<p>Surveillance image courtesy of KABC.</p>

Santa Monica Gunman Carried 1,300 Rounds

June 10, 2013
The man who killed five people in a shooting rampage at Santa Monica College Friday before he was killed in a shootout with officers carried more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition during the attack, authorities have said.

Atlanta's Street Gangs Emerged from Projects

June 7, 2013
Two street gangs in particular—the International Robbing Crew, one of the more violent in Atlanta's history, and 30 Deep, currently one of the city's most criminally prolific—have come to prove that Atlanta gangs are now different creatures.
<p>Screenshot via WKMG.</p>

Fla. Sgt. Sues Over Mandatory Armor Policy

June 7, 2013
A Orlando Police sergeant has sued her agency and claimed she has been the victim of harassment over her refusal to wear body armor, a mandatory requirement at the agency.
<p><span>Photo via&nbsp;</span><a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/35387910@N04/4947751480/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>eggrole</a><span>/Flickr.</span></p>

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana

June 7, 2013
Vermont became the 17th state in the nation Thursday to eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced.

Judge Approves New Orleans Jail Reform Plan

June 7, 2013
A federal judge approved a consent decree Thursday governing an operational overhaul of Orleans Parish Prison that would reform one of the country's most dangerous lockups known for inmate deaths, sexual assaults, beatings, stabbings and poor medical care.
<p>Photo via ACLU.</p>

Sheriff Joe Suspends Immigration Enforcement

June 7, 2013
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for Maricopa County and metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols.

N.Y. Bill Would Make Harassing Cops a Felony

June 7, 2013
The New York state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a felony to annoy a police officer. The bill would make aggravated harassment of an officer a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.
Police Magazine