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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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January 16, 2015
San Francisco protesters shut down transit stations

San Francisco protesters shut down transit stations

Protesters say the transit demonstration will kick off four days of action over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Police protesters snarl morning commute in DC

Several dozen protesters hindered the morning commute for some Thursday as they marched in the streets of Washington - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Boston area highway blocked by police protesters

Activists protesting what they call "police and state violence against black people" chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels and blocked a busy Boston area highway - Full Story
January 13, 2015
Video: Arrests made as Ohio State fans set fires, tear down goal post

Video: Arrests made as Ohio State fans set fires, tear down goal post

Police made a handful of arrests after using tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds after nearly 90 fires were set - Full Story
January 07, 2015

Video: Ore. protesters disrupt Navy vet's medal ceremony

More than 100 anti-police protesters crashed a medal presentation honoring a 100-year-old Navy vet Saturday - Full Story
January 02, 2015

Video: Massive melee breaks out between crowd, Fla. cops

A group of people formed a human shield to keep officers from a man police wanted to detain - Full Story
December 30, 2014

2 Boston officers attacked by mob of teens

Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were allegedly attacked by seven teenagers - Full Story
December 28, 2014
Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store - Full Story
December 26, 2014

Colo. cop speaks to family for 1st time since being struck during protest

Officer was hit by a car during a student protest in Denver on Dec. 3 - Full Story
December 26, 2014

Cost for Ferguson security tops $12.5M

State budget director Linda Luebbering on Wednesday released updated cost estimates for the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol's work - Full Story

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