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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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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


Video: Teens attack juvie court cop

Surveillance footage shows four young men drive up, park, and exit their vehicle - Full Story


Video: A closer look at 'perp walks'

CNN reviews the practice and takes a look at some of the best perp walks ever - Full Story


Cop killer attends bill signing, Wash. Gov. unfazed

I don't screen people; it's a free process here for people to come in and observe if they choose," the Gov. said - Full Story


Video: Marshal hurt in courtroom scuffle with woman

The injured marshal received treatment for a knee injury and a cut on his face - Full Story


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


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


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

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