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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 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
May 01, 2015
May Day rallies broaden to protest police

May Day rallies broaden to protest police

Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message to direct attention toward police - Full Story
April 29, 2015
Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night

Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night

The clash came after a day of high tension but relative peace in Baltimore, as thousands of police officers and National Guardsmen poured in to try to prevent another round of looting and arson - Full Story
April 29, 2015
Mayor: Cleveland preparing as police shooting case wraps up

Mayor: Cleveland preparing as police shooting case wraps up

31-year-old Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
April 28, 2015
15 officers hurt, 200 rioters arrested in Baltimore

15 officers hurt, 200 rioters arrested in Baltimore

6 officers were hospitalized as a result of the violence, and there were 144 vehicle fires - Full Story
April 27, 2015

Colo. carnival morphs into mob scene; crowd fights police

Police struggled to control a hostile crowd of more than 150 people - Full Story
April 26, 2015
Video: 6 cops hurt, 34 arrested in violent Baltimore protest

Video: 6 cops hurt, 34 arrested in violent Baltimore protest

Violence erupted Saturday night during what began as a peaceful demonstration attended by more than a thousand people - Full Story
April 24, 2015
Tensions high in Baltimore police protests

Tensions high in Baltimore police protests

A scuffle broke out and two protesters were arrested Thursday, but most expressed anger peacefully - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Over 1K protesters take to Baltimore streets after in-custody death

Over 1K protesters take to Baltimore streets after in-custody death

Tuesday's demonstration marked the beginning of a week of protests and rallies planned across the city - Full Story



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