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Mass. officers fatally shoot man who stabbed mother to death

Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death - Full Story

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Arrest turns fatal after Utah cops remove handcuffs, suspect grabs knife

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent.

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Video: Utah cops remove cuffs, man grabs knife in fatal OIS

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent - Full Story

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San Francisco protesters shut down transit stations

San Francisco protesters shut down transit stations

Protesters say the transit demonstration will kick off four days of action over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend - Full Story

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Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Officer who fired beanbags at a knife-wielding 95-year-old man who later died testified at his trial Thursday that his action was prompted by the fear - Full Story

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Holder calls for better data on attacks against police, use of force

Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping, saying current efforts to compile the data are incomplete - Full Story

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Police protesters snarl morning commute in DC

Several dozen protesters hindered the morning commute for some Thursday as they marched in the streets of Washington.

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Police protesters snarl morning commute in DC

Several dozen protesters hindered the morning commute for some Thursday as they marched in the streets of Washington - Full Story

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Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Lawmakers are moving quickly with scores of bills ranging from increasing police training to putting tighter limits on using deadly force - Full Story



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