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August 12, 2012

Video: Police shoot, kill man near Times Square

The encounter began when officers approached a 51-year-old man they say appeared to be smoking marijuana - Full Story
August 02, 2012

Cops justified in killing knife-wielding grandma

A day after the shooting inside a Buffalo home, Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda told reporters the incident "became a life or death situation for the officers" - Full Story
August 02, 2012

Man busted with pills, pot, AK-47 on Philly subway

Investigators say 28-year-old Jermal Ponds also had a loaded handgun and a 12-inch bayonet when he was arrested - Full Story
July 23, 2012

Man holding knife to baby's throat shot by deputy

Assisting officers rescued the child and rendered aid for serious injuries - Full Story
July 19, 2012

SF cops kill chocolate factory slasher

A San Francisco police officer fatally shot a man blocks from the chocolate factory where he reportedly slashed a coworker using a box cutter - Full Story
July 14, 2012

Md. officer kills man armed with sword

Suspect swung a sword and struck a shield the officer was carrying - Full Story
July 10, 2012

Mich. cops kill son of anti-police shooting activist

Police said the man made aggressive movements toward officers while holding a knife - Full Story
July 09, 2012

Video: Officer fatally shoots stick-wielding man

Police said the suspect approached the officer and refused his commands to drop the stick - Full Story
July 05, 2012

NY cop sliced in eye kills attacker

An MTA officer fatally shot a man before he could strike again - Full Story
June 30, 2012

FBI agent kills knife-wielding man

Agents were executing a search warrant in connection with child exploitation, money laundering - Full Story

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