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Texas executes Kimberly McCarthy, 500th execution since 1982
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was put on death row for the beating to death Dorothy Booth, 71, a retired professor of psychology, during the commission of a robbery in 1997. And on June 26, she became the 500th individual executed in the state of Texas since 1982.
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Former Wood County Sheriff, Bill Wansley, passes away
KETK-TV
Former Wood County Sheriff, Bill Wansley, passed away on the evening of June 27. Sheriff Wansley leaves behind his wife, Jeanette, his step-daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Don Weems and two grandsons, Jody and Josh Weems. Funeral services for Sheriff Wansley will be held Sunday, June 30, at Lake Fork Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m.
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Angelina County to memorialize sheriff killed in 1866
KTRE-TV
Angelina County officials will be commemorating a former sheriff who died in the line of duty more than 147 years ago. After the Civil War, a new sheriff took office in Angelina County and while tensions were still high, a feud was heating up in East Texas. It's a scene straight out of an old western movie: A Texas sheriff is shot and killed during a shootout on the courthouse square.
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Central Texas police patches sought for son's burned collection
KWTX-TV
A Colorado police officer is helping his own and is reaching out to Texas police departments to do it. Police officers everywhere are invited to send their department's patch to help replace a former officer's son's collection, which was consumed in the Black Forest fire in Colorado. The fire destroyed more than 500 homes and killed at least two people.
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Alzheimer's and law enforcement: It's all about training
By Jessica Taylor
An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Every day there's a death related to Alzheimer's or dementia. While there is no nationwide regulation that requires law enforcement officers to undergo Alzheimer's training, many states are jumping onto the bandwagon. The Alzheimer's Association, along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, provides information to law enforcement to familiarize themselves on the diseases and how to handle a situation if ever encountered.
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Will federal nullification laws allow state police to arrest federal officers?
The Inquisitr
Federal nullification laws are spreading across the country, following as more states pass laws contradicting national laws. Missouri now leads the charge, expanding laws to allow state or local authorities to prosecute federal officers who try to enforce laws that conflict with local legislation.
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Maryland police identify trends with predictive policing software
The Frederick News-Post
When Frederick, Md., police Chief Thomas Ledwell started his career with the department as a patrol officer, police relied on daily bulletins aimed at helping them focus their efforts during their shifts. But thanks to an integration of computer software packages combined with strategies intended to reduce crime, the department is preparing to enter a new era of policing.
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Texas executes Kimberly McCarthy, 500th execution since 1982
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was put on death row for the beating to death Dorothy Booth, 71, a retired professor of psychology, during the commission of a robbery in 1997. And on June 26, she became the 500th individual executed in the state of Texas since 1982.

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Crisis management: Boston shows benefits, challenges of social media
By Liz Murphy
Social media powerful communications tool for law enforcement, when leveraged correctly. The chatter, however, can be overwhelming — even hindering law enforcement investigations with the sheer volume of information and factual inaccuracy.

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New Jersey law would allow police to immediately seize cellphones, records
The Huffington Post
Lawmakers in New Jersey want police to be able to search a driver's cellphone immediately after a crash to see if the phone contributed to the accident. But the proposed legislation is not without its critics.

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St. Louis police chief supports unmanned aircraft surveillance
St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Officer.com
In Chief Sam Dotson's vision of modern policing in Missouri, a drone would circle Busch Stadium to watch for terrorists, or silently pursue a criminal who thought the chase was over when the officer in the car behind him turned off its red lights. And Dotson is working to make it happen.
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Law enforcement uses social media to track gangs
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Police now spend a lot more time watching locally-produced rap videos and other content posted on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In many instances, street gangs or gang member-hopefuls are producing the videos, a term police refer to as "cyberganging."
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