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September 19, 2011

2 alligators seized in NJ drug sting

Thirty-eight-year-old Kemyatta Johnson, who lives at the home, faces numerous drug and weapons charges - Full Story
August 31, 2011

Cops arrest 5 after surrounding Calif. home

The operation forced a lockdown of a nearby elementary school - Full Story
July 25, 2011

Gang-related Utah shootout sparks massive SWAT raids

Fighting gang violence in the community has become a top priority - Full Story
February 14, 2011

Critics slam 'no-knock' police raids

Some say that the increased use of surprise tactics raises privacy and risk questions - Full Story
January 21, 2011

127 charged in Northeast Mafia crackdown

Among those arrested Thursday were union officials, two former police officers and a suspect in Italy - Full Story
December 29, 2010

NJ law agencies pool resources under one roof to fight crime

Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson used $250,000 in drug forfeiture money to lease 15,000 square feet in the building, with the hope of strengthening coordination among the many law enforcement agencies policing this deadly city - Full Story
December 17, 2010

Atlanta police arrest 246 in week-long sweep

'To remove that many felons off of Atlanta's streets through a cooperative effort is remarkable,' says Atlanta Police Chief George Turner - Full Story
December 06, 2010

SWAT raid Ariz. smugglers' drop house, find 10 kids

Two people were arrested on smuggling, kidnapping and extortion charges - Full Story
December 01, 2010

Sheriff: Calif. 'bomb factory' will be burned

San Marcos authorities announced their decision to burn the house because it is too dangerous and not habitable - Full Story
November 23, 2010

20 agencies respond to mock attack on Calif. dam

The dramatic scenario Wednesday was part of a 12-hour terrorist drill at the nation's second-largest dam - Full Story

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