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Week 309
Volume 3
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"Contagious Gunfire": Fact or Fiction?

The alleged theory of "Contagious Gunfire," which implicitly criticizes the performance of the officers and the NYPD, is that the officers in the recent incident started to fire and fired the number of rounds they did chiefly because other officers present at the scene were also firing "contagious gunfire."

This alleged phenomenon, which is now incorporated into the lexicon of law enforcement, does not have a shred of research to support it ... Full Story

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Ralph "Bucky" Phillips is escorted into the Chemung County Courthouse in Elmira, NY Wednesday. Phillips pleaded guilty to four counts, including attempted murder, in the June shooting of Trooper Sean Brown. Phillips was also expected to plead guilty later in the day to shooting two other troopers, one fatally, in August. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Cop killer pleads "guilty as hell"

BUFFALO, N.Y.- A day after swaggering into court and admitting killing one state trooper and wounding two others, a former fugitive pleaded guilty Thursday to a jail escape that led to the largest manhunt in state history.

"Guilty as hell," Ralph "Bucky" Phillips said when asked by a judge how he wished to plead.

In a repeat of court appearances Wednesday, Phillips was upbeat, smiling and waving to supporters on his way in and out of the courtroom.

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