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Officials: Risky tactics in Calif. standoff with elderly woman paid off

The woman, holed up under a mobile home with a six-shot revolver, had fired five rounds at a police robot. Deputies thought she still had one bullet left - Full Story

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Armed woman in her 70s arrested after 22-hour standoff

Officials say the woman fired a gun at a crisis-negotiation robot, hit it with a broom and threw a cover over it - Full Story

Columns

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Every police officer is a guardian, but on the inside there must reside the beating heart of an honorable warrior ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice - Full Story

Columns

3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program

If cops are stripped of the safety equipment and less lethal devices used for crowd control and other enforcement efforts, the scene on the street can quickly become dangerous - Full Story

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Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some equipment to local PDs - Full Story

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NM police sued after man commits suicide during standoff

Family of a man who killed himself after a shootout has sued the city of Albuquerque, its PD and two officers, claiming police unnecessarily escalated the standoff - Full Story

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Attorney says Pa. official suffered mental health crisis in standoff

Threatened to detonate propane tanks and claimed to have "thousands of rounds" available to shoot police - Full Story

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Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Home where man was killed by police contained loaded assault weapons, ammo and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies - Full Story

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Small-town Pa. official jailed after 6-hour standoff

Small-town politician engaged a SWAT team in a six-hour standoff after threatening his son with a bat and barricading himself in his home - Full Story

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Suspect in NC college shooting says he's a neo-Nazi

Suspect in NC college shooting says he's a neo-Nazi

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III said he killed Ron Lane earlier this week because Lane had made sexual advances to Stancil's 16-year-old brother - Full Story



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