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Week-423-February-02-2009

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Week 423
February 2, 2009

Editor's Note:

The PoliceOne team was out in force at this year's SHOT Show in Orlando last month. Check out our special coverage page for an overview of this huge and very successful event. Be sure to watch exclusive PoliceOneTV interviews featuring top companies introducing and explaining some exciting new products that will help make you safer and more effective.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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911 "swatting" puts police, civilians at risk



A new kind of telephone fraud exploits a weakness in the way the 911 system handles calls from Internet-based phone services. The attacks - called "swatting" because armed police SWAT teams usually respond - are virtually unstoppable. (AP Photo)


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Doug Bates and his wife, Stacey, were in bed around 10 p.m., their 2-year-old daughters asleep in a nearby room. Suddenly they were shaken awake by the wail of police sirens and the rumble of a helicopter above their suburban Southern California home. A criminal must be on the loose, they thought.

Bates got up to lock the doors and grabbed a knife. A beam from a flashlight hit him. He peeked into the backyard. A swarm of police, assault rifles drawn, ordered him out of the house ... Full Story
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Move!
We do not have to move ten feet each time we move- ten inches might be enough. The critical thing is to move off the line of attack! I’m not talking here about shooting on the move, either forward or backward. I’m talking about a simple, single step, maybe laterally, maybe aggressing forward or slightly back from an opponent. This seems, at first glance, to be a no-brainer; it’s harder to hit a moving object than a stationary one ... Full Story
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"Little stuff" can make a huge difference


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Obama stimulus plan includes billions for cops
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Use of force incidents put Denver police in spotlight; complaints down 13.6 percent
[Atlanta, GA]

Boston police accused of inappropriate behavior at suspect's home
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International Police Photo of the Day

After holding three police officers and a soldier (left) hostage since 2007, Colombia's FARC rebels finally allowed them to return home. (AP Photo)

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