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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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October 22, 2010
Video: Italians set cruisers on fire

Video: Italians set cruisers on fire

Italians demonstrating against a proposed garbage dump hurled stones and firecrackers at cops and set police vehicles on fire Thursday. It’s the country’s second garbage crisis in two years.
20 officers injured
September 30, 2010
German police hit protesters with water cannons

German police hit protesters with water cannons

Nearly 2,000 protesters and several hundred cops faced off in Germany in a demonstration against a new railway project. Police hit protesters with water cannons and pepper spray during the rally. Dozens 'slightly hurt'



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