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The Crowd Control topic focuses in on the difficult task of controlling large groups of people with a limited number of officers and resources. The articles and tips in this section focus on strategies that can help quell a riled up crowd and riot gear — helmets and shields — that will keep them safe in the process. Law enforcement must be prepared for the worst when a controversial verdict is read or a large sports team wins a championship and the celebration spills to the streets.
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May 22, 2015
Video: Hundreds protest Wash. police shooting, footage released

Video: Hundreds protest Wash. police shooting, footage released

Hundreds marched in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two people suspected of trying to steal beer - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Wis. police protests stay peaceful

Wis. police protests stay peaceful

The approximately two dozen arrests so far have involved protesters blocking traffic - Full Story
May 13, 2015

Video: Wis. OIS footage released, critics protest prosecutor's decision

On Wednesday morning, protesters began gathering outside of the apartment house where the shooting happened - Full Story
May 11, 2015

Police arrest 9 people in Mass. beach brawl

Dozens of cruisers made their way to Revere Beach on Sunday in response to a brawl that resulted in road closures - Full Story
May 04, 2015
Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'

Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'

Over the past year, Obama has been called on to respond to what he referred to as the "slow-rolling crisis" of police relations with minority communities - Full Story
May 04, 2015

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

Live television coverage and photos tweeted from the scene showed medics putting a man in an ambulance and a large police presence - Full Story
May 03, 2015
After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

Mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet - Full Story
May 03, 2015
Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

The order for residents to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. had been in place since Tuesday - Full Story
May 02, 2015
Thousands expected in 'celebratory' Baltimore rallies

Thousands expected in 'celebratory' Baltimore rallies

The thousands of marchers who are expected to hit the streets this weekend will now do so to celebrate the decision by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby - Full Story
May 02, 2015
May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest

May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest

In Seattle, police said black-clad marchers threw wrenches, sticks and rocks at officers in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood - Full Story



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