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Week 437
May 11, 2009

Editor's Note:

Check out the new BLUtube — redesigned just in time to be the destination for videos from National Police Week in Washington, D.C. We've added great new features like an updated player that lets you watch full screen videos, bookmarking links, and the ability to upload and watch high definition clips in the new HD topic.

If you're attending Police Week or have videos commemorating fallen officers, you can upload your own memorial videos and they may be featured in our National Police Week 2009 section.

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The issue of Mexican drug-traffic organizations kidnapping in the United States merits careful attention, especially since criminal gangs in other areas of the country could start imitating the tactics of the Phoenix gangs ... Full column
News and Announcements

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Calif. deputy shoots boy who pointed toy gun at officers

Maine officers awarded for defusing standoff

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