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Police: Pa. Man Pushed Kids, Attacked Officer To Get Candy

A Carlisle (Pa.) Police officer needed his TASER to subdue a 51-year-old man who pushed children aside so he could get candy tossed to attendees of a Halloween parade.

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L.A. Sheriff Seizes 20,000 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies seized 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks during busts in East Los Angeles, Willowbrook, and Norwalk during the past week.

City Pays $1.8M In Fatal Police Shooting of Philly Bystander

The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1.8 million to the family of a man killed by stray police gunfire during the pursuit of an armed suspect on New Year's Eve 2008.

Texas Santa Gunman Likely 'Snapped'

A father who killed six family members in a Texas apartment on Christmas while dressed as Santa planned the crime, but didn't commit an "honor" killing, police said.

Gunman Dressed As Santa Kills 7 In Texas

An estranged father and husband dressed as Santa killed two families on Christmas morning after their opened presents.

The Potential Hazards of Project Blue Light

When you see police union stickers doing double-duty as "Break Window Here" decals and non-cops getting physically assaulted for wearing cop-related attire, you have to wonder if a Project Blue Light display of respect couldn't come back to bite us and our loved ones.

N.C. Cop Given Paid Leave for Alleged Beer-Bottle Attack

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police recruiting officer has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly smashed a beer bottle against the head of another player during a Thanksgiving Day poker game in Massachusetts

Black Friday Begins with Violence

The holiday shopping season got off to a violent start on Black Friday when a Los Angeles woman pepper-sprayed other customers to get her hands on an Xbox and a South Carolina robbery of shoppers ended in gunfire.

Responding to a Code Z

A plethora of TV shows, movies, and novels explore all types of the undead or living dead. Future generations will no doubt attribute this fixation to one or another of our social ills, and one certainly has to admit that there must be some strange social collective fear that has made these critters the subject of so much attention.

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Two Dead, 13 Injured In New Orleans Halloween Shootings

Halloween violence erupted in New Orleans, as shootings in the French Quarter and other neighborhoods left two men dead and 13 people injured.