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August 20, 2014
Last 4 hostages freed in Ill. standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in Ill. standoff

About two dozen heavily armed officers stormed a home Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects - Full Story
August 20, 2014
Latest Mo. protests are smaller, more subdued

Latest Mo. protests are smaller, more subdued

Police said they still made 47 arrests - Full Story
August 19, 2014
2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

Two police officers have been shot and two suspects are holding multiple people — including children — hostage - Full Story
August 19, 2014
3 Motorola devices unveiled at APCO 2014 enhance officer situational awareness

3 Motorola devices unveiled at APCO 2014 enhance officer situational awareness

Two-way radio, wearable microcomputer, and handheld device help process and organize information so you can focus on your job - Full Story
August 19, 2014

Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

A large crowd gathered at the scene, not far from Ferguson, which has seen days of protests after a fatal police shooting - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video shows a confrontation Friday between a man and two cops in which he rushes them with a baseball bat and swings at an officer who had fallen - Full Story
August 19, 2014

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

As police action in the Midwest raises concerns about the militarization of agencies, LA police are crediting some equipment for saving lives in a run-and-gun pursuit - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police originally said 31 were arrested, but St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett on Tuesday said 57 people were booked at the county jail alone - Full Story
August 18, 2014
Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments - Full Story
August 18, 2014
Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

Presence of armed militia members working on their own has added one more variable to an already complex situation - Full Story



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