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April 18, 2014

Man who shot Ore. cop, killed K-9 ID'd, 2 more in custody

Paul Alan Ropp, 20, fired at an officer with an AR-15 rifle; he suffered a non-life-threatening head injury - Full Story
April 18, 2014

Suit filed after dash cam contradicts Chicago cops' testimony

5 officers have been stripped of their duties after dash cam footage proves they lied on the witness stand, bringing dozens of other cases into question - Full Story
April 18, 2014

Police arrest 80 immigrants at Texas camp

They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week - Full Story
April 17, 2014

Video: Judge tells killer 'I hope you die in prison'

The judge was disgusted by the woman's smirks and snickering during her sentencing for the death of her boyfriend - Full Story
April 17, 2014

Texas officials unclear on methods of enforcing new hoarding law

The Houston City Council unanimously approved an anti-hoarding ordinance Wednesday without a clear idea of how it will be enforced - Full Story
April 16, 2014

Bankrupt Detroit reaches pension deal with police, fire

A major association representing Detroit's police and fire retirees has agreed to support a deal with the City of Detroit in which uniformed pensioners would not receive cuts - Full Story
April 16, 2014

NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims has been disbanded - Full Story
April 14, 2014

Ore. judge: Flashing headlights is free speech

Judge found that motorists flashing their headlights amounts to speech protected by the Oregon Constitution - Full Story
April 14, 2014
Feds to pursue end to dispute in Nev. ranch battle

Feds to pursue end to dispute in Nev. ranch battle

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years - Full Story
April 12, 2014

2 Wash. officer-involved shootings ruled justified

Two separate shootings last year involving 4 officers were ruled justified - Full Story



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