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Video: Oakland Police Tear Gas Occupy Protesters

Police fired tear gas and flash-bangs Tuesday night into a crowd of several hundred protesters backing the Occupy movement who unsuccessfully tried to retake an encampment outside Oakland City Hall that officers had cleared more than 12 hours earlier.

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App Review: Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder

Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder give first responders a digital alternative to the print version of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG).

9/11: WMD Preparedness Now

One of the reasons that agencies are more complacent about WMD training now than immediately after 9/11 is the economics of the issue. Training costs money and pulls officers off the line. Another reason that WMD training is unpopular at many agencies is that it's not by any means a pleasant thing to do.

9/11: Could a WMD Attack Happen Here?

If you're telling yourself that a WMD attack could never happen in your town because it's too small or too remote, look around. Is there a chemical plant? What hazardous materials are rolling down the road? What kinds of toxins come through town on the rails? What's at the local Home Depot? What's at the local pool supply store?

Water Wall Blast Mitigation Systems

Waterwall structures are self inflating, water-filled structures that provide a high level of protection to people and property against a range of terrorist devices, including those containing chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

N.C. Cops Find TATP In Home of Student With Exploding Pen

TATP is the same explosive used by Richard Reid (Shoe Bomber) as well as the London subway bombings in July 2005. Ingredients include common chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide and acetone. The final product is a white powder with a strong acrid smell.

Things That Go Boom in the Night

With the exception of far-less-common biological or radiological threats, explosive devices are the nightmare scenario for people charged with protecting people and places. But advanced techniques can help detect these threats.

Indian Military to Weaponize World's Hottest Chili

After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.

Broward Deputies' Tear Gas Flushes Out Knife-Wielding Man

Deputies with the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office used tear gas to end a standoff with a suspect who had threatened officers and was seen with a knife, the Miami Herald reports.

NYPD Seeks Teens who Attacked Children with "Drano Bomb"

The teenagers tossed a bottle, believed to be filled with a mix of Drano and other liquids, across South Eighth St. in Williamsburg on Sunday about 8 p.m., police and witnesses said. The stinging substance splashed several kids.