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Police: Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car To Gamble At Casino

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HOLLY WOOD (CBSMiami) — A Hollywood mother is facing a slew of charges for allegedly leaving her four children inside her car so that she could gamble at the Seminole Classic Casino. 229 more words


Bratton: Raising Resisting Arrest to a Felony Would Be 'Very Helpful'

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton today called for the state to change resisting arrest to a felony charge.

Mr. Bratton testified today before a joint hearing of four State Senate committees, where he made a number of recommendations—including suggesting that the penalty increase for resisting arrest. 305 more words

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Bratton Wants Stronger Penalties For Resisting Arrest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday he would support legislation making resisting arrest a felony.

“We need to get around this idea that you can resist arrest,” Bratton said, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported. 202 more words


Anatomy of A Police Shooting

Police interactions with citizens, involving use of force, have been in the news a lot in the past year. Because neither the media, nor most citizens, are familiar with law enforcement training and procedures, or the laws and strategies governing such interactions, there has been a sickening call for “dead cops” and an escalation in attacks on police by criminals. 2,490 more words


Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest

DENVER (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest just three weeks before her death, court records obtained Friday show. 632 more words

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Johnson, Dermarr

Charge: Resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer

Arrest Date: June 9, 2007

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Original news account: After being involved in a disturbance with two women outside of a nightclub, Johnson was uncooperative with officers, and was tasered and arrested.

Original news account


Resisting Arrest or Knowing the Law? Do Cops know the difference?

In recent months, we have seen an outpouring of emotions regarding the law enforcement community. Responses range from criticism regarding how they do their jobs when dealing with certain members of the community to a belief that they merit  unrestricted praise and obedience. 582 more words

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