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Week 338
June 18, 2007

Behavior traits that get cops killed: Long known, still ignored


Fifteen years ago, after an exhaustive five-year study of officer murders, a research team from the FBI delivered a simple but compelling message: there are certain behavioral characteristics that tend to get cops killed.

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A detective with New York City's Counter Terrorism Unit uses a device to inspect a truck for radiation at a checkpoint. Police officials believe that roving checkpoints could thwart potential plots, including ones involving fertilizer-based truck bombs. (AP)
NYC police eye trucks as
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NEW YORK — Days after authorities announced a suspected terrorist plot targeting Kennedy Airport, police at a security checkpoint in lower Manhattan were confronted with another threat: a grimy, radioactive truck.

"We have a mystery vehicle here," Deputy Inspector Hugh O'Rourke observed as his radiation detector crackled with a reading three times above normal ... Full Story

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