The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of calls for service that leave the responding officers shaking their heads and laughing as they get back into their squads.
It wasn't until a second rifle shot bounced off this reptile's head that the Independence (Mo.) officers realized they had mortally wounded a concrete lawn ornament. (AP Photo) A creative 'no trespassing' sign
In other breaking news: A city in California has eliminated all use of force; Hasbro has released new "extremely less-lethal" devices, and a journalist leaked some flattering memos that depict cops as heroes. Life-size replica LEOs