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The Courthouse Security topic covers the latest in tactics and technology used to keep courtrooms safe during legal proceedings. Some stories involve bailiffs, marshals, and deputies, but others may focus on trial media coverage. Whether the seats in the courthouse are occupied by gang members or a victim’s family members, the courtroom is a tinderbox ready to be set alight when the judge or jury reaches a verdict.
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June 29, 2012

Video: Man 'swallows pill,' dies after court verdict

Deputies investigating whether Michael Marin put something in his mouth that led to his death after verdict was read - Full Story
June 12, 2012

Video: Inmate fights deputy in Ky. courtroom

Suspect briefly escaped custody and attacked a deputy, but quick action by court officers ended the brawl - Full Story
May 30, 2012

Musical magazine prompts Idaho courthouse evacuation

A bomb squad sent a robot into the building to handle the package - Full Story
May 22, 2012

Video: Mich. deputies end courtroom brawl

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies worked quickly to try to restore order - Full Story
March 15, 2012
Hostages in Texas courthouse shooting 'refused to be victims'

Hostages in Texas courthouse shooting 'refused to be victims'

Workers trapped inside the building helped to disarm man and let SWAT officers inside - Full Story
March 11, 2012

Suspect arrested in Wash. courthouse attack

Man left sheriff's deputy with a gunshot wound and a judge stabbed - Full Story
March 10, 2012

Judge, deputy wounded in Wash. courthouse attack

The attacker apparently ran from the county courthouse with an officer's .45-caliber handgun - Full Story
March 06, 2012

Video: Victim's family members attack murder suspect in court

Family members say the brawl was justice for Jessica Rojas, 25 - Full Story
March 02, 2012

Judge who took out gun in court chooses to retire

Attorney in trial says gesture not hostile, but 'was a little bit reckless' - Full Story

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