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IN THIS ISSUE
 P1 Humor Corner: Eating the feathers
 Beware of dangerous protest tactics
 August 1, 2012
Dear PoliceOne Member,

Hard to believe that it is already August. If experience is any sort of indicator, about half of you have already taken a little summer vacation, the other half will do so sometime in the next month or two. In the column below, my friend and PoliceOne colleague Andrew Hawkes asks an important question. Enjoy his story of a weekend at the cabin, and then post your thoughts on the question, "How switched on are you when you're off on vacation?"

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Featured News

Founder of CopBlock.org faces prison

Video: NJ OIS seen on surveillance camera

Handcuffed man shoots himself in back of squad

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News Analysis:
YouTube video of NJ OIS is a disgrace
 By Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
While this video shows one viewpoint of the officer-involved shooting of Victor Rodriguez and the audio heard is the radio transmissions between New Brunswick police officers and area dispatch, a cobbled-together YouTube video does not evidence make. 2-3-1 rule
Switched On, Off Duty

Cops on vacation: How much to take with you

By Andrew Hawkes, PoliceOne Columnist
How far removed are you from your job as a cop when you go on vacation? Do you choose to not even take a badge and gun, intending on relaxing, or are you the type to take action under any circumstances? Letting your guard down
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    P1 Humor Corner

    Eating the feathers

    By Mike Peterson, PoliceOne Contributor
    Sometimes the fox eats the chicken, but when the chicken escapes, the fox only gets feathers. As cops we want to catch the bad guy and put him in jail. Sometimes it just doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes, feathers...
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    Don't overlook the possibility that protesters with placards on poles may be carrying more than meets the eye in the way of potential weapons. Additional threats
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