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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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Judge, deputy wounded in Wash. courthouse attack

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


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

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


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


Ga. judge brandishes handgun in court

District attorney says jurist was making 'poor rhetorical point' - Full Story


NY court officer wounds man who fired gun

Eyewitnesses say a gunman was spotted on the steps of Middletown City Hall - Full Story


Judge won't go to facility with no metal detector

Hennepin County District Judge Lloyd Zimmerman went public with his concern less than a month after a prosecutor and another man were shot at a northern Minnesota courthouse with minimal security - Full Story


Man accused in Minn. courthouse shooting dies

Daniel Schlienz was being held in the jail on $2 million in bail for the courthouse shooting of two people in Grand Marais - Full Story


Woman gets 10 years for Calif. court bombing

Authorities say woman's boyfriend convinced her to place the bomb - Full Story


Ga. man convicted in plot to seize courthouse

Man was a part of a Georgia militia and the 'birther' movement that disputes Obama's US citizenship - Full Story


Video: Ark. courthouse rampage footage released

Video: Ark. courthouse rampage footage released

Officers were justified in fatally shooting a gunman who entered a western Arkansas courthouse and opened fire on workers, a county prosecutor said. Struck down

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