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Week 239 Volume 2
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Ten guidelines for use of Tasers in simulated training environments
by guest columnist Todd Brown, chief trainer for IES Interactive Training

The use of Taser conducted energy weapons in law enforcement has increased dramatically over the last few years. The less-lethal weapons have proven effective in a variety of situations and their use has been credited with saving many lives; in many cases if the Taser devices weren't effective the only alternative left to the officer would have been lethal force ... Full Story

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  • Fresno girl arrested in water balloon incident
    Police, media debate details
    By JULIANA BARBASSA
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    FRESNO, Calif.- Fresno police are defending their arrest of an eleven-year-old girl on a felony assault charge for throwing a rock at a neighborhood boy who had pelted her with a water balloon.

    The department released more details, color photos and a testimonial from Fresno's ... Full Story

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    As you watch this gripping footage of a U.S. military medic being shot by Iraqi insurgents, watch how quickly this soldier regains his composure, gains control of his weapon, begins scanning for the threat ... Full Story

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