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Conflict Continues Between N.H. Patrol and Troopers

After nearly nine years of working separately—and at times contentiously—New Hampshire state troopers and highway patrol officers were joined in January in the name of efficiency and harmony. But while Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes has said both sides will be expected to "play in the same sandbox," the rivalry lingers in their ongoing court battles.

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Phoenix Anti-Graffiti Program Nets 15 Arrests

Phoenix police announced Tuesday that a new anti-graffiti program has netted 15 arrests in the past two months. Most of the suspects are gang-affiliated teens between the ages of 13 to 17, police said. The suspects were arrested in the Maryvale police precinct in connection with approximately $40,000 worth of damage, police said at a Tuesday press conference.

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Oakland Police Raids Net Arrests of Reputed Gang Leaders

Oakland police arrested on Tuesday the alleged leader of a violent West Oakland gang and more than 30 of his accomplices who authorities linked to several homicides and a series of restaurant takeover robberies as well as carjackings, drug and weapons trafficking.

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Crime Scene DNA Can Lead to Knock on Relative's Door

What do you tell a detective who says you are genetically related to a criminal and wants to know who you think it might be? It is not an abstract question. Investigators may soon routinely trace suspects using their relatives' DNA — a technique that could solve more crimes but that causes critics to fear for innocent people's privacy.

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Officer in El Paso Toy Gun Case Placed on Leave

The El Paso Police Department on Monday identified an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old man, who allegedly displayed a weapon that was later found to be a toy gun, department officials said.

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Brits to Release Al-Qaeda Terrorist

In an ominous portent of what may happen in the United States when Guantanamo detainees get their Supreme Court mandated trials, the United Kingdom is being forced to release one of al-Qaeda's most dangerous European operatives.

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Louisiana House Votes for Castration for Sex Offenders

he House gave lopsided approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow chemical or physical castration as a punishment for some sex crimes. On a 69-14 vote, House members approved Senate Bill 144 by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, sending it back to the Senate for approval of House committee changes.