The Police Beat


Off-Duty Detroit Cop Shoots Armed Robber

An off-duty officer was talking on the phone just outside of the pharmacy where he worked part-time when a man aggressively approached him and demanded that he give him the phone. The officer refused,...

Oakland Sideshow Crowds are Getting Out of Hand

On the streets of Oakland, it is not uncommon to encounter sideshow scenes that are filled with illegal activity.  Recently referred to as the ‘Wild Wild West,’ Oaktown, is the host of many of th...


LA Police Win $6M Settlement Over Ticket Quotas

In Los Angeles, setting ticket quotas is against state law; but in 2010 officers filed complaints against their department saying there was strict demands in place by their captain Nancy Lauer.  This...

Halloween Safety

It’s Halloween, and for law enforcement, this holiday presents its own unique set of problems. In addition to the added crowds, alcohol-fueled stupidity, and constant risk of tainted candy, officers...





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