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Violent Crime Down in Most Big Cities

- Despite an economic recession and the summer, violent crime rates are down in most metropolitan areas, reports The Washington Post front page today.

U.K.: Police Force Suspends Stop and Search Counterterrorism Powers

- A police force is southern England has suspended a controversial police power that allows police to stop and search street-goers that was originally meant to prevent terrorism.

Smart Guns to Prevent Friendly Fire Unworkable, Lab Says

- After the recent friendly fire accident that killed an off-duty New York police officer, the New York Police Department investigated technology that could prevent these tragedies in the future. There's one major complication: the lab researching the technology says it's currently nonviable.

State Legislation: North Dakota: Contraband

- A new bill (S.B. 2114) introduced in North Dakota would make it illegal for an inmate in a correctional facility to manufacture, possess, or use any type of wireless communication device. The measure would also make it illegal for anyone to deliver or attempt to deliver such a device to an inmate.  

Concealed Weapons

- Two recent appellate decisions address the right of employers to prevent workers from bringing firearms onto company property. In one, a court upheld an Oklahoma law giving employees the right to have firearms in their cars at work. In the other, a court determined that Ohio state law does not protect an employee who was fired for violating the policy against keeping a gun in his car in a company parking lot.

UK: Entertainment Industry Wants ISPs to Police Internet

- Britain's entertainment industry is calling on the government to make Internet service providers (ISPs) police their networks by slowing or terminating the connection of users that illegally file share material online, reports BBC.com.

Web Exclusive: Product Antipiracy Programs' Return on Investment

- Rich LaMagna, CPP, the former director of Worldwide Anti-piracy Investigations for Microsoft, tells how businesses can protect their intellectual property and contribute to the bottom line.

FBI Places Animal Rights Activist on Most Wanted List

- For the first time in its history, the FBI has placed an animal rights activist and domestic terrorist on its "Most Wanted Terrorists" list.

Gang Problem at Worst Level Since 1990s

- National Youth Gang Survey highlights from 2007 reveal that nearly one-third of surveyed jurisdictions experienced gang problems in 2007, which is the highest level since before 2000.

Data Breach Leads to Risky Counterterrorism Raids on al Qaeda Suspects Across United Kingdom

- Once again Britain's counterterrorism community has learned the value of data security after its top cop inadvertently leaked the details of a counterterrorism operation yesterday, which prompted the police to launch raids on suspected al Qaeda terrorists earlier than planned.

Muslim-American Organizations Debate Maintaining Ties to FBI

- Charges that the FBI has infiltrated mosques and mistreated a popular Muslim civil rights organization are jeopardizing the cooperation established between the Muslim-American community and the FBI after the events of 9-11, The Washington Post reports.

Protecting Homo Sapiens

- Animal rights extremists, who once relied on nonlethal actions against labs involved in biomedical research, now violently target researchers and others they see as aiding the research organizations. Learn how the biomedical research community has adapted.

Fighting Stalking

- A recent survey finds that approximately 3.4 million Americans have experienced stalking over a 12-month period, although what constitutes the crime makes it difficult to prosecute.
 




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