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Ill. lawmakers OK bill pardoning underage drinkers who call 911

The legislation also grants police officers discretion to determine whether amnesty is appropriate to situation - Full Story

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Proposed legislation would expand concealed weapons in Ohio

Proposed legislation would expand concealed weapons in Ohio

They would be permitted in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft - Full Story

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Calif. bills reinstating penalties for some crimes fail

Several of the bills attempted to counter voters' approval of Proposition 47, which reduced a range of felony crimes to misdemeanors - Full Story

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Mo. lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

Mo. lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

All told, more than 60 Ferguson-related measures were introduced this session - Full Story

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What law enforcement can learn from marijuana legalization in Colorado American Military University - In Public Safety

What law enforcement can learn from marijuana legalization in Colorado

Law enforcement agencies around the country must learn from the impacts of Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana so they are prepared for similar legislation in their own communities. - Full Story

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In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections - Full Story

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Tough Va. DUI laws lead to drop in crashes, deaths

Ten years ago, local lawmakers looked at a high-profile DUI case, listened to law enforcement and said, "Enough is enough" - Full Story

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Pa. bill strengthens penalties for harming K-9s

House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would strengthen felony charges for anyone who deliberately harms or kills a K-9 officer in the line of duty - Full Story



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