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December 21, 2014
Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association in New York, said there was "blood on the hands" of demonstrators and elected officials who have criticized police tactics - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Baltimore union blasts national leaders over lack of police support

Killing of 2 NY cops by man who started spree in Baltimore County prompted union on Sunday to denounce president and other leaders for a lack of support over the past few weeks - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Sign honoring slain Calif. officers torn down, vandalized

Highway sign dedicated to four Oakland police officers killed in 2009 was ripped from its post on Interstate 580 and tagged with a red "X" - Full Story
December 21, 2014
Fla. officer shot and killed, suspect arrested

Fla. officer shot and killed, suspect arrested

Tarpon Springs Police Department identified the fallen officer as 45-year-old Charles Kondek - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Teen killed after machete attack on Calif. cop

CHP officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Reaction to ambush killings of 2 NYC cops

Gunman announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the in-custody death of Eric Garner - Full Story
December 21, 2014
Sources: NYPD cop killer angry over Garner death

Sources: NYPD cop killer angry over Garner death

Ismaaiyl Brinsley wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs" - Full Story
December 20, 2014

2 NYPD officers killed in ambush attack

An armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon - Full Story
December 20, 2014

2 Texas detectives shot, suspected bank robber in custody

The plainclothes detectives were responding to a robbery; both are in stable condition - Full Story
December 19, 2014

Pa. paramedic apologizes after uproar over anti-cop Instagram post

Paramedic posted Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy" - Full Story



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