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PA man shoots 11-year-old nephew dead while demonstrating laser sight on his forehead

An 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy was shot dead over the weekend when his uncle was showing off a number of guns that he thought were unloaded, and pointed one with a laser sight at the child’s forehead. The Pocono Record reported that State Police responded to reports of shots fired in…

Virginia state police tie up 75-year-old woman while they raid wrong apartment

A 75-year-old Virginia woman said she was tied up while state police raided her apartment. Virginia State Police said they executed a search warrant April 10 at the Henrico apartment of Ruth Hunter as part of a drug investigation. Hunter said state police burst through the door that morning, and…

NJ attorney general orders state police: Stop photographing protesters at Christie town halls

Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Amid mounting criticism that their tactics violated civil liberties, the state attorney general today ordered the State Police to stop taking pictures of protesters at Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meetings — for…

Activists press New Jersey state police over photographing protesters at Christie town hall

ACLU urges N.J. State Police to come clean after Christie town hall (via NJ.com) TRENTON — The New Jersey ACLU called on State Police today to explain why they took pictures of protesters at Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting on Tuesday. “It raises serious First Amendment concerns that the…

Arizona detective quits after learning she’s been living in the U.S. illegally since childhood

An Arizona state police detective resigned after discovering she’s been living in the U.S. illegally for decades. Family members had apparently told 42-year-old Carmen Figueroa that she was born in the U.S., but she was actually born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and brought to America as a child. She discovered her…

Pennsylvania prison guards accused of arranging fights between inmates

State police have charged three Pennsylvania prison guards with organizing fights between inmates and other challenges described by one inmate as the “Retard Olympics.” Authorities said the guards at the York County Prison encouraged inmates to drink a gallon of milk in one hour, take a punch in the arm…

Gunman and hostage killed in Louisiana bank standoff

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A U.S. police SWAT team stormed a rural Louisiana bank early on Wednesday, killing a gunman after he shot two hostages, one of whom later died. In a dramatic end to a 12-hour standoff, State Police spokesman Albert Paxton said officers entered the…

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