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Milwaukee officer kills teen suspect who tried to take his gun
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By BOB PURVIS, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday while reaching for a Milwaukee police sergeant's gun, police said. Police refused to identify the boy or the 42-year-old sergeant who killed him.

According to a department news release:

The sergeant was patrolling the area Sunday when he was flagged down by residents in the 2300 block of S. 28th St. The officer saw the boy and a female fighting ... Full Story

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N.D. man's rampage wounds chief, causes courthouse fire damage
A North Dakota State Patrol investigator examines the area near the Pembina County (N.D.) Courthouse. (AP Photo/John Stennes)
The Associated Press

CAVALIER, N.D.- A man being served with a protection order shot his way past police, set fire to the courthouse and jail - then returned as the fires raged and shot the police chief, officials said.

James Thorlakson, 54, managed to escape again after wounding the chief but was injured during gunfights with officers, officials said. He was arrested at a hospital about 30 miles away ... Full Story

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I have noticed something quite alarming amongst US officers when they make traffic stops on Highways and at night. I base my observation on viewing TV news, COPS and other "reality" shows and a recent vacation and in the US which included 5 states ... Full Story

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