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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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April 25, 2012

Calif. officers get more training in handling big demonstrations

Smaller groups of officers will go into crowds to weed out problem protesters - Full Story
April 20, 2012

Marijuana rally in trouble at Colo. university

Wyclef Jean to perform at 4:20 on 4/20, thousands attended rally in past years - Full Story
April 19, 2012

UC Davis police chief resigns

Chief says she doesn't want Nov. 18 pepper spraying of Occupy protesters to define her or the university - Full Story
April 16, 2012

Op: UC Davis pepper spray report fails to address 'know-it-all students'

Lacks a plain recommendation to educate students about the difference between free speech and civil disobedience - Full Story
April 12, 2012

Pepper spray report critical of UC Davis police

Officers involved in the operation said they needed to use pepper spray to break through a crowd - Full Story
April 04, 2012

Video: Calif. police control crowd of campus protesters

Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed - Full Story
April 03, 2012
1 shot during celebration of Ky. win

1 shot during celebration of Ky. win

Fans filled the streets near the Lexington campus within minutes of the championship game's conclusion late Monday - Full Story
April 02, 2012
Ky. cops assess handling of post-game mayhem

Ky. cops assess handling of post-game mayhem

Lexington city police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told The Associated Press that several hundred officers will be out in force on Monday to help keep order - Full Story
March 29, 2012

Pepper-spray report can be released without officers' names

Judge ruled names of most officers in UC Davis incident must be removed - Full Story
March 23, 2012
Occupy Oakland declare 'start of the spring offensive'

Occupy Oakland declare 'start of the spring offensive'

Melvin Kelley, a member of the group's Tactical Action Committee, said, "This is our new encampment until May 1, when we retake" Frank Ogawa Plaza - Full Story

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