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Crowd Control

Crowd Control

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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Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

A police officer investigates the scene where a man was shot and killed outside the Oakland 'Occupy' encampment where anti-Wall Street protesters have remained for the last month. (AP Photo)
Death in a tent at Occupy Salt Lake City

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Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

Deaths at 'Occupy' camps ratchet tensions

Officers acting at the direction of Mayor Jean Quan distributed fliers to protesters late Friday afternoon warning that the camp violates the law and must be disbanded immediately - Full Story

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Man fatally shot near 'Occupy' Oakland camp

Police Chief Howard Jordan said a preliminary investigation suggests the shooting resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the Occupy Oakland camp on a plaza in front of City Hall - Full Story

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Protesters: Veteran shoots self at Vt. encampment

A man who said he was a veteran may have committed suicide at an Occupy camp - Full Story

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Rioters, police gather on Penn State campus

Crowds began gathering outside Old Main on the University Park campus - Full Story

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Calif. cops move to disband campus 'Occupy' camp

The crowd appeared to be swelling as protesters debated whether to stay overnight - Full Story

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Police in DC will 'adjust tactics' for Occupy protesters

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier cites five injuries last week - Full Story

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Occupy protests degenerate into chaos

Protesters threw concrete chunks, metal pipes, lit roman candles and molotov cocktails, police said - Full Story

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Utah officers cleared in spraying of haka dancers

The officers said the dancers were blocking an exit as players and game officials were trying to leave - Full Story



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