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Bexar County deputies catch escaped inmate
San Antonio Express-News
More than two hours after Jesus "Jesse" Mata, 18, took off running from an inmate work van, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced that he had been caught. Mata was first arrested April 7 on a charge of failure to provide identification, and was in prison awaiting trial, Paul Berry, BCSO spokesman.said. Mata now faces an additional charge of escape.
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Sheriff gives warning to gamerooms in Nueces County
KIII-TV
At a news conference, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin had a warning for those gamerooms still operating, and the people who keep them in business: Shut down, or be prepared for a raid. "We are making a statement in Nueces County that we are not going to tolerate it," Kaelin said. "We are not going to permit it."
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DPS Report: Several violent gangs operating in San Antonio
KSAT-TV
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the updated Texas gang threat assessment report, which is used to provide an overview of gang activity across the state of Texas. "It's important that all law enforcement agencies and our agencies throughout the nation get together, as to conduct and share information. As we well know, these gangs operate very sophisticated, and we want to operate 10 steps ahead of them," said DPS Trooper Anthony Flores.
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Texas could get millions for 'active shooter' training
Medill News Service via The Texas Tribune
A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may receive millions of federal dollars to support programs that train officers how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting.
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Dallas police say 2010 murder suspect has returned to North Texas
KHOU-TV
On June 6, 2010, Juanita Martinez, was killed, according to the Dallas Police Department. An arrest warrant was issued for Luiset Beni Sanchez, 29, but police say he had fled the country. Police recently received word that Sanchez was back in the Dallas area.
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Police officers from across Texas in San Antonio for a school safety summit
KENS-TV
School-related officers converged in Alamo City for two days of emergency preparedness training to help keep kids across Texas as safe as possible at school. The officers learned about law and the latest in technology at the Texas School Safety Center Summit. The focus of the summit was school emergencies.
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Extremist groups in the US: Exposing the hate
By Mark Bond
Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin founded the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971. The SPLC is an organization dedicated to exposing and combating radical extremist, hate and bigotry and seeking justice for the most vulnerable citizens in our society. The SPLC works to track and expose the activities of extremist and hate groups. The recent shootings at two Kansas City-area Jewish centers are being investigated as a hate crime, and this is just the latest example that these extremist groups are not going away anytime soon. Here is a closer look at hate crime in the U.S.
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What you can do to protect your agency's infrastructure from Heartbleed
MS-ISAC
A vulnerability — Heartbleed — has been discovered in OpenSSL, that could allow the exposure of sensitive information including passwords, financial data and other records. Protect your agency by having your IT team take care of the following network loopholes.
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Sheriff's office parters with University of Houston-Downtown
The Atascocita Observer
The Harris County Sheriff's Office partnered this week with the University of Houston-Downtown's Criminal Justice Training Center to prepare potential employees for hundreds of new law enforcement roles and to fill positions vacated by retiring staff.

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Harrison County sheriff needs help identifying suspects
KLTV-TV
Harrison County investigators are seeking information regarding the identities of two suspects involved in passing checks stolen in Harrison County during a burglary. The East Texas Professional Credit Union teller cameras captured the images of a black male and a female as they entered the Credit Union together.

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Cigarette trafficking: A big problem in a small package
By Liz Murphy
The circumvention of a state's cigarette excise tax may not seem like a criminal enterprise worthy of serious attention from law enforcement. But Corporal Detective Johnny Capocelli of Virginia's Chesterfield County Police Department strongly disagrees. "This isn't a tax issue. This is about the criminal activities associated with cigarette trafficking," Capocelli says.

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Factors that increase sexual assault risk on college campuses
National Institute of Justice
Alcohol use is most commonly associated with sexual assault on campus, according to a number of studies, including the National Institute of Justice's Campus Sexual Assault Study. There are other factors, however, including group memberships and year of education.
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Law enforcement: Heroin is a growing threat across the United States
USA TODAY
Heroin, along with other opiate addictions, are now claiming more lives in many communities than violent crime and car crashes, say America's top law enforcement officials who gathered to discuss the increasing devastation caused by the drug.
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Oregon judge says flashing lights to warn drivers of police is free speech
The Oregonian
It's a good time to be a flasher on Oregon highways. To be clear, we're talking about headlights here. A judge in southern Oregon has ruled that flashing your vehicle's lights to warn others about by the presence of law enforcement is protected as free speech under the state Constitution.
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