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Week 406
October 10, 2008

Editor's Note:

Check out the exclusive audio excerpt of Chuck Remsberg reading from his excellent new book, Blood Lessons. You’ll hear about one officer's trial by fire — and when you read the book, you’ll learn about more than 20 other officers’ gripping, life-changing incidents.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Gang graffiti marks a border between 'Bloods' and 'Florence 13' territory in L.A., but gang members also mark their territory verbally with the question: "Where you from?" PoliceOne looks at what you should know about this telling phrase. (AP Photo)

As a child growing up, the question, “Where you from?” was the usual conversation starter for me when traveling across the United States my with mom, dad, and younger brother. In the South it sounded more like, “Where y’all from?” Nowadays, that simple question can initiate a lethal assault against the person being asked.

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Agencies normally seek cars with powerful engines, strong suspensions and back seats big enough to haul away criminals, but high gas prices have forced police to pay closer attention to fuel economy. (AP Photo)

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Last year at this time, Mike Cochran, assistant chief of the Lauderhill, Fla., police department, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria cruiser that he says got about 14 miles per gallon.

Now, as municipalities count every penny amid the economic crisis, he drives a four-cylinder Chevrolet Malibu that, according the Environmental Protection Agency, gets about 30 mpg on the highway. A number of law enforcement agencies across the USA also are chasing better fuel economy ... Full Story

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