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Family: Charges unlikely in Tamir Rice case

Family: Charges unlikely in Tamir Rice case

The grand jury making the decision has been meeting since mid-October - Full Story

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Texas police say they'll take new open carry law in stride

The state already allows openly carrying rifles and shotguns, but has banned visible handguns since just after the Civil War - Full Story

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US postpones payments to police in asset forfeiture program

The move comes after Congress recently took $1.2B from the department's asset forfeiture fund - Full Story

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What we learned from California's Prop 47 in 2015 Harriet Fox - The CO's Corner

What we learned from California's Prop 47 in 2015

It will be several years before the full effects of Prop 47 are seen, but 2015 offers a good glimpse into the ramifications - Full Story

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Colo. Planned Parenthood shooter wants to act as own lawyer

Colo. Planned Parenthood shooter wants to act as own lawyer

Man who acknowledges killing three people in attack defiantly told judge he would not submit to a mental competency evaluation - Full Story

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Judge upholds Seattle 'gun violence tax,' dismisses NRA suit

Measure adds $25 to price of each gun sold, plus 2 or 5 cents per round of ammo. Officials expect it to raise up to $500K a year to help offset costs of gun violence - Full Story

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Some Ohio academies cool to proposed uniform police standards

If these uniform standards are adopted, applicants will have to meet a number of requirements before they are admitted - Full Story

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Push for policing reforms expected in upcoming legislative sessions

Push for policing reforms expected in upcoming legislative sessions

Though national opinion is changing, passing more laws in 2016 will depend on politics and the level of public outcry - Full Story

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UK newspaper examines, casts critical light on Calif. department

Local law enforcement has refused to comment until The Guardian has finished publishing its series - Full Story

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How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015

The Court has said reasonableness does not require perfection, but it does require a plausible satisfaction of Fourth Amendment criteria - Full Story



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