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The Management of Police Specialized Tactical Units, Second Edition

- Mijares and McCarthy have taken the SWAT training manual to the next level.

Nonlethal Weapon Used on Pirates, Deployed in California by Sheriff

- A long range acoustic device, used to fend off Somali pirates, radical environmentalists, and Iraqi insurgents by their adversaries, was deployed by police recently at local political events in California, reports San Diego-based East County Magazine.

Do Gangs Get Too Much of the Blame for Street Violence?

- Some criminologists suggest the violent crime we blame on gangs may be obscuring an even scarier reality.

Do Arrests Predict Future Behavior?

- New research indicates that the longer criminals stay clean, the less likely they are to reoffend.

Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters

- Threat Assessment and Management Strategies helps readers distinguish between people who make threats and those that carry them out.

Homeowner Arrest A Sorry Sight

- Having a position of power doesn't mean never having to say you're sorry.

Security Concerns Arise With Medical Marijuana Centers in Rhode Island

- A state police officer voiced some security concerns at a Rhode Island Department of Health meeting yesterday, relating to the state's recent decision to allow the sale of medical marijuana to chronically ill people, reports the Associated Press.

Government Strategy to Fight Terrorism Financing Dealt Setback

- A U.S. government strategy to fight terrorism by shutting down funding sources has been dealt a setback in a recent federal court ruling on the case KindHearts v. Geithner.

A Window into Counterterrorism Efforts at the FBI

- Eric Schmitt of The New York Times writes about a counterterrorism unit in an FBI field office in Los Angeles, with which he spent two days, using it as a way to examine the changing role of the FBI post 9-11.

Does "Excited Delirium" Account for Some Taser Deaths?

- A controversial new study contends that some people who died after being tased or subdued by police did not die from the shock or the restraints but from a rare disorder, reports Wired.com's Danger Room.

Animal Rights Extremists Step Up Attacks on Drug Maker in Europe

- European animal rights extremists have targeted the CEO of a Swiss pharmaceutical giant in a string of attacks to intimidate the company into cutting ties with a research laboratory that provides product testing on animals.

LAPD Chief Bratton Resigns for Plum Position in Private Sector

- Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton resigned yesterday to lead a subsidiary of a security company that will provide training, consulting, and information services to police forces around the world.

Human Trafficking Tough to Quantify and Prosecute

- No one really knows how bad the modern slave trade is because reliable numbers are almost impossible to come by.
 




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