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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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5 cops wounded, 79 arrested in SF Ferguson protest

Several windows were broken and objects, including a traffic sign, were thrown at police during violent downtown protests in San Francisco on Friday.

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Video: 5 cops wounded, 79 arrested in SF Ferguson protest

Video: 5 cops wounded, 79 arrested in SF Ferguson protest

Several windows were broken and objects, including a traffic sign, were thrown at police during violent downtown protests in San Francisco on Friday - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When the streets fill with chaos

By PoliceOne Staff For this week's 'Trending Topics,' we revisit the subject of crowds turning violent... - Full Story

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10 arrested during Ferguson protest in Portland

A large group of protesters laid down in the street and refused lawful orders to clear the roadway - Full Story

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Photo: Officer hugs boy at Ore. Ferguson protest

Photo: Officer hugs boy at Ore. Ferguson protest

A touching photo of an officer hugging a boy at a Portland protest this week has gone viral on social media - Full Story

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16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

One man was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and peace disturbance - Full Story

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Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out - Full Story

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Ferguson protester in Chicago charged with battery on officer

Ferguson protester in Chicago charged with battery on officer

Man has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer after he was arrested Wednesday afternoon - Full Story

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Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson - Full Story

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Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached - Full Story



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