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Courthouse Security

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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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


The lesson behind one eagle-eyed court officer's actions

In light of the recent discussion of cut-backs impacting court security forces, we are reminded of a... - Full Story


Budget cuts force tough choices for court security

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


Feds to review courthouse security nationwide

The review comes after a gunman killed one officer and wounded a deputy marshal in Las Vegas - Full Story


Inmate stabs Va. deputy, shoots another inside cell

Associated PressWARRENTON, Va. — Authorities in Fauquier County say an inmate shot one deputy and... - Full Story


In unrelated cases, feds arrest men who plotted to blow up courthouse, skyscraper

In unrelated cases, feds arrest men who plotted to blow up courthouse, skyscraper

Los Angeles TimesTwo men who professed devotion to Al Qaeda -- one a convert to Islam, the other a Jordanian... - Full Story

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