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How To Write Better Police Reports

Winning a civil rights lawsuit against a municipality or county is like winning the lottery, at least for the plaintiffs and their attorneys. The …

When Miranda Doesn't Matter

In <i>Oregon v. Elstad</i>, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged the obvious: "Miranda warnings may inhibit persons from giving information." This is why …

Police on night shift at greater risk for serious injury - Futurity

Police officers working the night shift in urban settings are more likely to suffer serious on-the-job injuries than officers on day and afternoon …

Study takes new look at gun access and risk of homicide, suicide

People who have ready access to a firearm are almost twice as likely to be killed and three times likelier to commit suicide than those without a gun available in the home or from a neighbor or friend, a new study has concluded.<p>Though men and women with firearm access were about equally likely to …

Guns

90-Minute DNA Screening Available Soon For Law Enforcement

The rapid test is being evaluated by the Pentagon.<p>Current human DNA tests take two to three weeks to be completed, and must be sent into an accredited laboratory. But a new rapid test, which could analyze human DNA in 90 minutes in the field, is nearly complete, Pentagon and industry officials told …

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …

Alcohol

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

FDA

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