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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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February 03, 2011

Cop shoots defendant in Ala. courtroom

The judge pulled a gun on a crutch-swinging defendant who went wild after he was found guilty of harassment - Full Story
June 30, 2010

Cops bracing for worst in BART cop verdict

The New Year's Day 2009 shooting was captured on video and has been viewed by millions of people - Full Story
June 24, 2010

Sheriff's Office says overtime cuts are not so easy

Says overtime costs are largely driven by the needs of the city court system - Full Story
April 02, 2010
Delivering prisoner compliance with the Stun-Cuff

Delivering prisoner compliance with the Stun-Cuff

Data tracking system now offered with less lethal device - Full Story
March 11, 2010
5 years after Ga. rampage, courthouses aren't safer

5 years after Ga. rampage, courthouses aren't safer

Anger followed Nichols' spree, but many security plans still aren't in play - Full Story
February 25, 2010

Inmate 'forgotten' in Calif. courthouse for 10 hours

The suspect was handcuffed and left in an attorney-client interview room - Full Story
February 21, 2010

Killing of Vegas courthouse gunman 'justified'

Officers fatally shot Johnny Lee Wicks, who had opened fire in a Las Vegas courthouse and killed a federal court guard - Full Story
January 11, 2010

Budget cuts force tough choices for court security

Tight budgets are preventing courthouses from ensuring top security - Full Story



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