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Week 399
August 20, 2008
WMD and Bomb Disposal Issues
Creating a suspicious item SOP
I’ve been having an interesting discussion with a friend and reader who is rightly concerned about the conundrum of responding to a call concerning a suspicious item. “Maybe it’s a bomb; maybe it’s someone’s nasty, dirty, garbage…” The underlying problem is in being wrong; if we decide it isn’t a bomb and it is, then we add a name or two to the wall ... Full Story
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NYPD plan to screen vehicles raises questions

In 2007, NYPD officers checked vehicles emerging from the Holland Tunnel in New York in response to a terrorist threat. A year later, the NYPD is planning to track every vehicle entering Manhattan to screen for potential threats. (AP Photo)


NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is working on a plan to track every car, truck or other vehicle entering Manhattan and screen them for radioactive materials and other terrorism threats.

The ambitious proposal, called Operation Sentinel, is being developed alongside a separate $90 million security initiative to tighten security at the World Trade Center site and elsewhere in lower Manhattan in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Police officials say Operation Sentinel would rely on license-plate readers, radiation detectors and closed-circuit cameras ... Full Story

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Police use of GPS device raises controversy



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2 killed in crash with Md. police cruiser
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Texas launches 'Blue Alert' network for line of duty incidents
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N.J. police stockpile assault weapons
[Bergen County, NJ]

Chicago officer's last words led to suspect
[Chicago, IL]

Suit blames N.M. cop, department for death
[Albuquerque, NM]

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Cambodian riot officers bar protesters in Phnom Penh as they demand to pull back Thai troops from disputed territory near an ancient border temple. (AP Photo)

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News and Announcements
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Texas deputy kills man in cruiser after attack
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Ariz. officer acquitted in death of K-9
[Mesa, AZ]

Tenn. trooper accused of privacy invasion
[Nashville, TN]

Georgia officer fired over Bigfoot hoax
[Atlanta, GA]


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