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.
Americans nationwide protested the outcome of George Zimmerman's trial, who was found not guilty of 2nd degree murder for the 2012 death of a black unarmed teenager. The 'Stand Your Ground' law came under fire by Floridians and other states who enforce similar laws, which encourage civilians to use deadly force if they fear death or bodily harm. - Full Story