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Some Morning Links: Crooked Narcs In Philly, Cops Get Practice Shooting At Children, More Coffee Please

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-- Philadelphia tosses hundreds of drug cases because of six lying narcotics officers. So far, all remain paid police officers, although they're no longer in narcotics.

-- Meanwhile, police unions in the Chicago suburbs have managed to negotiate contracts that allow cops to come to work after having a few beers.

-- Study: Coffee consumption correlates with a drop in mortality.

-- The likely source of the dumb "Friends of Hamas" rumor speaks up.

-- Ohio appeals court upholds resulting search after police see a man turn without a signal, chase him down, then use a battering ram to break into his home.

-- Headline of the day.

-- Of all the areas in which cops today could use more training, I'd put "willingness to shoot pregnant women, children, and the elderly" pretty low on the list.

Filed by Radley Balko
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