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Week 442
June 19, 2009
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Editor's Note:

Summer officially arrives this weekend, and we know that as the mercury rises, tempers tend to flare. Guest Contributor Sgt. David Ferrante of the Parma (Ohio) Police Department reminds cops to keep cool. Also, a vigorous debate is materializing in response to a recent article about legalizing marijuana. Should pot be legal? Cast your vote in the poll on the P1 homepage, or add your comments here.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Five accused of plotting to murder DEA agent

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One of four men and a woman who were extradited to the U.S. on charges they planned to kill a DEA agent. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK — Four men and a woman including a Panamanian court employee were arrested in Panama in a plot to kill a U.S. drug enforcement agent, prosecutors said Friday in announcing the five would face a U.S. trial.

The five belonged to a Colombian drug organization that considered itself at war with U.S. drug agents, authorities said. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan said the defendants plotted to kill aa informant and the DEA agent who worked with the informant, but the plan was revealed by another DEA informant ... Full story
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As the weather breaks and summer approaches, we need to be mindful of what we say and how we say it. We all know that warmer temperatures correlate to an increase in a police officer’s contacts and exposure. Let’s spring-clean our vocabulary and our image ... Full column
News and Announcements
Conn. chief takes department in new directions

Utah officer cleared in chase that ended in a suicide

Suspended Ala. police captain is on patrol

Police jobs, other cuts loom at Calif. council meeting

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