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Officer.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officers who patrol America's colleges are empowered these days to do far more than respond to campus emergencies. Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the school and

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by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

With only a couple weeks to go, 2013 is shaping up to be the safest year for police officers since the 1950s. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 97 police officers have died on the job so far this year.

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Lew Rockwell blog

"Knock and announce" police raids are on the rise. They are estimated to occur as many as 40,000 – 50,000 per year. Back in the 1970s, military-style police raids used to be a rare event, occurring only a few hundred times per year.

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by William N. Grigg (Lew Rockwell blog)

Krystal Barrows, a 35-year-old mother of three, was resting on the couch in her living room in Chillicothe, Ohio when her life was needlessly brought to a violent end by a police officer during a narcotics raid. Barrows was not a suspect.

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US News

Hard cases make bad laws. Policymakers' overly punitive and police-centric response to high profile school shootings demonstrate this fact. But if you have doubts, ask the six-year-old child who was handcuffed to a chair as punishment after he

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by William N. Grigg (Lew Rockwell blog)

Welcome back — your badge was your ticket out…. Erick Gelhaus, the Sonoma County, California Sheriff’s Deputy who gunned down 13-year-old Andy Lopez on October 22, has returned to “duty.”

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By Radley Balko (Huffington Post)

Police chiefs and sheriffs may want to ask themselves—if after hiring officers in the spirit of adventure, who have been exposed to action oriented police dramas since their youth, and sending them to an academy patterned after a military boot camp,

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USA Today

Local police are increasingly able to scoop up large amounts of cellphone data using new technologies, including cell tower dumps and secret mobile devices known as Stingrays. Here's a closer look at how police do it.

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There are some criminals who end up in jail for stealing millions of dollars in jewels, and then there are this week's criminals, whose crimes include a 5-cent theft ... and giving away $1,000.

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by William N. Grigg (Pro Liberate)

In Iceland, police are mourning the unprecedented shooting death of a suspect. In the US, police are scandalized by the unfamiliar spectacle of an officer using non-lethal means to subdue and arrest an emotionally unstable man who appeared