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Quincy Tea Party Protest Draws Police In Riot Gear During Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party protesters in Quincy, Illinois who did not follow a Secret Service agent's orders were met with an group of police officers dressed in riot ...

In Toronto, Social Web Ensures Traffic Moves Along Safely For Law Enforcement

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

Sergeant Tim Burrows uses social media to help his department distribute information relating to traffic control and safety in Toronto.

Will Police Hate Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law, Too?

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Arizona, under the guise of establishing law and order, has made its criminal justice system even more arbitrary, chaotic, and alienating to the communities who have come to see police as the real security threat.

Cops: Detroit Strip Club, All Star, Employed 14-Year-Old Girl

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — The manager of a Detroit strip club was charged after authorities learned a 14-year-old girl was employed as a topless dancer, making ...

SWAT Raids: No One Is Safe

David Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Borden

Today, SWAT is deployed more than 50,000 times annually. Proliferation of this aggressive, militarized tactic has seen a steady drumbeat of heart attacks, fires, and killings resulting directly from it.

Cop On Leave After Arresting Man Who Drove Wife To Hospital

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Tennessee police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after trying to arrest a Chattanooga driver who ran two red lights while rushi...

FCC Broadband Plan Calls For Next Generation 9-1-1

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

In the Broadband Plan, the FCC says it is vital that a new 911 system with dramatically increased capabilities be deployed as a part of it's overall set of recommendations to upgrade and extend the country's broadband network.

New Complaints of Police Violence in New Orleans

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

New Orleans' Black and transgender community members and advocates complain of rampant and systemic harassment and discrimination from the city's police force.

Blue Mozzarella Investigated In Italy: Police Seize 70,000 Cheese Balls In Turin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

UPDATE, 6/22, 4:25pm -- (Harmless?) Bacteria Turned The Mozzarella Blue ROME (AP) -- Batches of Mozzarella balls turned blue because of bacterial con...

Police Punches Woman On Tape In Jaywalking Incident (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A witness video of a police officer punching a young woman during a jaywalking incident has been stirring up controversy after it was shown on several...

Arizona Gun Law: Concealed Weapons Allowed Without Permit Under New Law

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHOENIX — Favoring the constitutional right to bear arms over others' concerns about gun safety, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bil...

Man Hits Motel Guest With Snake, Cops Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police in South Carolina say an argument between two motel guests ended when one of the men was hit in the head with a snake. ...

Justice Department Moves To Reform Notorious New Orleans Police Department

Talking Points Memo | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The federal criminal investigation of the police shootings of civilians on Danziger Bridge in post-Katrina New Orleans is just part of what the Justic...

Arizona Immigration Law Passes: SB 1070 Directs Cops To Determine Immigration Status

LA Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday approved what foes and supporters agree is the toughest measure in the country against illegal immigrants, directing loca...

Gowanda Cop Fakes His Own Shooting, Accepts Pizza As Payoff For Ticket

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GOWANDA, N.Y. — A New York police officer who pleaded guilty to official misconduct for taking three pizzas as payment for covering up a woman's...

African American Mississippi Man Starts Record Sixth Murder Trial

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Curtis Flowers has been in a Mississippi jail since 1996 awaiting trial, and was previously tried for the same four murders in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2008. All either ended in hung juries or overturned convictions.

The Uprising

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

There is commitment by leaders to a deadly gradualism. On the other hand, we don't have a social movement. Have we ever needed one more? There's no uprising.

Leadville Deputy Tazed 30 Students At Career Fair

news.com | Jeffrey Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE - Approximately 30 students voluntarily chose to be shot with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy during an annual career fair on Thursday. The Ta...

Homeless in Columbia: When Winter Shelter Closes, No Place to Rest Your Head (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Columbia's Winter Shelter closed for the spring Thursday morning, sending hundreds of the city's homeless back outside at nights. "250 people are headed nowhere," said Billy, a 56-year-old homeless man who'd been staying at the Winter Shelter.

Smile! You're On Social Media

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

A bellwether of the increasing popularity of social media's usage in law enforcement is the fact that there's now a conference planned to address the theme -- an SXSW for 5-0 if you will.

Pranking Jewish Friends on Easter: Not So Funny

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Even as I appreciate my friends' benign aims, it seems rather tasteless to jest like this on a holiday in which Jews were - and, sadly, still are - frequently the victims of violent acts.

Cops Bust Street Gangs With Social Media

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

One thing you can say about the bad guys is that they're no slouches when it comes to adopting the latest and greatest in technology. Phishers and hac...

Stupid Crook Tricks

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

"We always say thank goodness for stupid crooks," Captain Richard Conklin said. "They make our jobs a lot easier."

New York City Subway Murders: 3 Men Charged In Stabbing Deaths Of Darnell Morel, Ricardo Williams

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A lawyer for a man charged with fatally stabbing two New York City subway riders says he was defending himself after a group of passe...

Solving the Philly Flash Mob Phenom

Lauren DeLisa Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa Coleman

If one can't understand the culture and mindset of today's young, techno-savvy user, how can problems be solved?