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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."

Solving the Philly Flash Mob Phenom

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

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

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...

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Nidal Hasan May Have Been Transfered To Jail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN ANTONIO — The Army officer accused in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is apparently being moved from a hospital to jail. An attorney for Maj...

VIDEO: Fox News Spins Snowball Fight Incident So That It's Interesting

R.J. Fried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
R.J. Fried

Though the gathering was an innocent snowball fight, Fox News knew a war protest was amidst. What better way to protest war than by throwing snowballs at people who agree with you.

Broward County Sherriff's Office Solves Problem to Tweet or Not to Tweet?

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

When Twitter didn't work for the Broward County Sheriff's Office due to the size and scope of the agency, PR manager Lynne Martzall created Cybervisor -- Twitter for law enforcement.

Hutaree Militia Planned To Kill Cop And Bomb Funeral, Prosecutors Say

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DETROIT — Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to...

Subway Security Beefed Up After Moscow Suicide Attacks

AP | MEGAN K. SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — U.S. transit agencies beefed up security as a precaution Monday after the double suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system, sending m...

California Jobs Budget Reflects the Values and Priorities of Californians

John A. Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

This week, I unveiled the California Jobs Budget, a plan designed to confront and resolve the two most urgent priorities facing California: closing our budget deficit and putting Californians back to work.

The Spit Decision

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Today's extremists are not defending liberty, they're trying to vandalize it. They need to be stopped. Period.

Kristina Ripatti-Pearce: Paralyzed Former Police Officer Competes In 'Race Across America' To Send L.A. Kids To College

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Four years ago, Los Angeles police officer Kristina Ripatti-Pearce was paralyzed when she was shot while responding to a robbery in progress. Despite ...

By Helping Cops With Social Media, Mainstream Media Helps Itself

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

When traffic control officer Sergeant Tim Burrows had to find a better way to communicate with the public about Toronto's roadways, he turned to social media to solve his problem.

Police Booby Traps: Officers Targeted In California

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

HEMET, Calif. — Police officers in this retirement town in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill t...

Pa. Woman Hides in Coffin To Escape From Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIFFLINTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a Philadelphia woman hid in a coffin at a central Pennsylvania funeral home to escape custody. Nicole April K...

Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for...

Torrance California Police Stop Once Again Casts Ugly Glare on Racial Profiling

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In 2001, President Bush said of racial profiling, "It's wrong and we will end it in America." It hasn't ended, and the unwarranted stop and search of a prominent African-American minister in Torrence, CA, proves it.

Union Square Bomb Search: Bomb Squad Inspecting Suspicious Vehicle In New York City

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City police evacuated part of an apartment building and blocked off some streets near Manhattan's Union Square after a Thurs...

Jena Sheriff Seeks Revenge for Civil Rights Protests

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Sheriff Scott Franklin of Jena says he is trying to rid his community of drugs. Critics say he is pursuing a vendetta against the town's Black community.

Acapulco Killings: 13 Killed In Drug Gang Violence As Spring Break Tourists Arrive

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- At least 13 people have been killed in a Mexican Pacific coast state plagued by drug gang violence. Guerrero state police say th...

New Report: It's Now a Crime to be Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

A report in today's USA Today by the nation's most reputable mental illness researcher, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey shows that in the United States, you are ...

To Fully Embrace Social Media, Cops Must Open The Thin Blue Line

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

Police seem to have intentionally selective memory, a trait I must I share with them because it's something my wife accuses me of all the time. It's ...

Terrifying 911 Call Made By 7-Year-Old Boy During Home Invasion (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Police are hailing a 7-year-old boy for saving his family while three armed men invaded his home and threatened his parents. The boy hid in the bathr...

Just Rent The Wire:Brooklyn's Finest Is a Mediocre Cop Movie.

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Any time you make a movie about morally conflicted cops battling charismatic drug dealers on city streets, you're going to draw comparisons to The Wire -- and almost inevitably, your movie will come up short.

A Modest Proposal to Eliminate the Public Option From Our Policing System

Alan Krinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

For too long in our nation, we have maintained a universal, single-payer policing system. As a freedom-loving citizen, I want to see policing return...

Utah Continues Reckless Efforts to Lock-Up Pregnant Women

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynn M. Paltrow

On Thursday, a Utah legislator withdrew a bill that would allow sentences of up to life in prison for a woman who experiences a miscarriage or stillbi...