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April 30, 2015
Synthetic drug 'Flakka' behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Synthetic drug 'Flakka' behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial, it's a growing problem for police after bursting on the scene in 2013 - Full Story
April 30, 2015
Campaigning for a kill switch: How SF pioneered the anti-phone theft initiative

Campaigning for a kill switch: How SF pioneered the anti-phone theft initiative

With more than 65 percent of robberies involving cell phone theft, San Francisco had to take action - Full Story
April 29, 2015

Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard

Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, but courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common - Full Story
April 27, 2015

Video: NYPD commish says less tension between city officials, union

Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation" - Full Story
April 25, 2015

Video: Maine trooper helps rescue driver who overdosed

The trooper found the driver unresponsive after pulling him over on the highway - Full Story
April 23, 2015

Cops buying body cameras on their own

Some in law enforcement are getting cameras on their own if their departments can't - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Steve Emmons is working with lawmakers to require more training after reserve cop said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun in a fatal OIS - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Over 1K protesters take to Baltimore streets after in-custody death

Over 1K protesters take to Baltimore streets after in-custody death

Tuesday's demonstration marked the beginning of a week of protests and rallies planned across the city - Full Story
April 22, 2015

Video: Marshals reviewing footage of deputy grabbing, smashing woman's phone

Woman on the sidewalk appears to be filming officers with her cellphone when a deputy U.S. Marshal approaches her - Full Story
April 21, 2015
Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases to treatment - Full Story



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