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911 Dispatcher Robbed Outside Philadelphia Police HQ

The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries she sustained in the robbery, and was identified as a 911 dispatcher.

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2021 in Review: Rising Crime, COVID Rules, and Court Cases

With just hours remaining until we ring in 2022, it's time for our annual retrospective on the year that was 2021—and what a year it was.

San Francisco Mayor Who Once Demanded Defunding Now Wants More Police to Combat Crime Surge

Crime data shows there were 3,375 reports of larceny theft citywide in November — the overwhelming majority of those were car break-ins.

LAPD Detective, Union Leader Says City Like "The Purge" During Crime Wave

Los Angeles Police Protective League Director Jamie McBride explained that he's telling people not to visit "because we don't think we can keep you safe."

Agencies Searching for Effective Response to Organized Retail Theft

Seven Bay Area district attorneys -- in San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties -- announced last week an alliance that also included law enforcement and state agencies to combat organized retail theft.

LAPD Warns Residents About "Follow-Home" Robberies, Crime in Trendy Areas

The department wants people, in general, to be aware of their surroundings, think twice about showing valuable jewelry and pay attention to any cars that may be following you.

Minneapolis Residents Ask Governor to Send Troopers in Response to Violent Crime Wave

Sent Wednesday, the letter from 26 residents says they have been left to “twist in the winds of violence” for over a year, with the violence including deaths of children due to gunfire. The group says the city as a whole has seen 69 “murders” this year so far, and things are getting worse with more incidents including automatic gunfire.

Baltimore Businesses Threaten to Withhold Taxes Over Crime, Police Response

The letter is a sharp response not only to the violence of the weekend, but also to the policies of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who earlier this year announced that she will no longer prosecute a host of crimes, including drug possession, public drinking and urination, and trespassing, among others.

Minneapolis Resident Sue City Over Lack of Police Presence

“Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots!” Cathy Spann said. “Every single freaking night!”

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After Spike in Shootings Some Activists Want Disbanded NYPD Unit Back in Action

“What we’re saying out here clearly is that we need these police on the street. We need to have that anti-crime unit — a modernized version, with some monitoring to take place. But we need their intel so we can get these guns off the street,” community activist Tony Herbert said.

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