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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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Occupy Oakland declare start of their 'spring offensive'

Occupy Oakland declare start of their 'spring offensive'

An Oakland (Calif.) public works employee removes signs from a light fixture after the Occupy encampment there was evicted from Frank Ogawa Plaza in November 2011. (AP Photo) An attempt to confuse police

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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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St. Patrick's mob, Canadian police clash

Authorities express extreme disapproval at St. Patrick's day mob in London, Ont. - Full Story

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'Occupy' anniversary ends in police sweep

'Occupy' anniversary ends in police sweep

Six months after the protesters first took over Zuccotti Park near New York City's financial district, the protesters gathered there again - Full Story

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NY cops: No 'kegs and eggs' riot this St. Pat's

Last year, cars were vandalized and appliances flung from porches — responding police in riot gear were pelted with rocks and bottles - Full Story

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Parts of UC pepper-spray report to remain sealed

Sections that police have argued would violate privacy if released will stay sealed - Full Story

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London police riot tactics ruled lawful

The use of 'kettling' tactics by police in London during violent demonstrations in 2001 did not breach human rights - Full Story

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Video: Cops, students clash at NY high school

The NYPD issued six summonses for disorderly conduct and one for assault - Full Story



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