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Free Speech for Cops

Unless you’ve been out of the country on vacation (and congratulations if that’s the case), you might have seen a story or two in the paper about police, emails, and social media. In San Francisco, police are struggling to deal with an ongoing email controversy involving racially and sexually charged emails and texts sent by

Heroes

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Massive Bust

The NYPD recently staged a massive gang round-up in the Bronx. “Today, we seek to eviscerate two violent street gangs—2Fly and BMB—that have allegedly wreaked havoc on the streets of the Northern Bronx for years, by committing countless acts of violence against rival gang members and innocents alike,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. “The gangs’

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Pretty as a Pistol

If you live in the Big Apple, you’ll probably hear the expression “only in New York!” on a daily basis. The phrase applies to things like an eccentric billionaire who insists on wearing sandals and a bathrobe to a five-star restaurant. Or $20 for a pack of cigarettes. Today it’s about former pinup girl Stephanie Adams, who

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The B.S. Behind the Badge

By Carlos Solano Few jobs have the bullshit that cops have to put up with. From political agendas, legislative mandates, and public opinion, to being spat upon, shot at, and killed, peace officers unselfishly put their lives on the line to maintain a quality of life for our country that decent people appreciate. I have

Believe it or not

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Monkey Business

People who pay for sex can sometimes be forgetful. Or maybe they’re out of their minds on meth. Whatever the reason, an Oregon man was recently busted after paying a prostitute with stolen cash from his wife’s pet store. He also threw in a small Galago, a primate that looks like a creature made up

Struggles

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Shakedown

Here’s the deal with for-profit policing: cops hate it. But as state and local government continue to cut taxes for businesses and wealthy residents, the money to keep the lights on has to come from somewhere. That’s what generates “performance benchmarks” and all the other terms officials use to label ticket quotas. But if you

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Light It Up!

Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, has increased the lumen output of its high lumen Portable Scene Light to 5,300 lumens. The updated light also now features a red low battery warning indicator. Featuring a narrow footprint and a telescoping extension pole, the Portable Scene Light can be used almost anywhere by first

Pay/Benefits

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Police Pay to Decrease

If you’ve looked at a newspaper recently—or, more likely, Facebook, where an increasing number of people are getting their “news”—you may have seen an article or two about what officials describe as a national police recruitment crisis. There are several theories floating around about why it’s becoming so hard to attract qualified candidates for careers in law

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The Top 10 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

1. Your regular bartender greets you with a look that’s half elation and half pity. 2. This weekend’s haul from empty Budweiser cans? $230. 3. Your liver wants a divorce. 4. You woke up without pants three counties away holding a Styrofoam trident. 5. The standard five Jager-bombs just isn’t getting the job done. 6.

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