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Jackson County sheriff on Obama's amnesty: 'Saloon door mentality on our border'
CNSNews.com
Speaking at a press conference in the nation's capitol, Jackson County Texas Sheriff and Sheriff's Association of Texas President Andy Louderback said President Barack Obama's plan to protect millions of illegal aliens from deportation amounts to "a large welcome sign and a saloon door mentality on our border."
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Houston-area police given $1.9 million for body cameras
The Associated Press via KXAN-TV
Houston-area law enforcement officials, along with community and religious leaders, praised a nearly $2 million donation by the Harris County District Attorney's Office to purchase body cameras for officers. The Houston Police Department will receive $1 million, while the Harris County Sheriff's Office will get $900,000 to outfit officers.
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Police investigate North Austin elderly couple's deaths as homicides
Austin American-Statesman
Austin police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple found in North Austin on Dec. 15 as homicides. Officers found Billie Shelton, 83, and Sidney Shelton, 85, dead after the couple's caretaker reported a burglary at their home. Police initially said the Sheltons had no apparent injuries, but a later statement issued by the Austin Police Department said that they died "from apparent trauma."
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Houston County Sheriff's Office: Vandals hit Grapeland cemetery
KTRE-TV
VideoBrief The Houston County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for damaging several head stones and grave markers in the McCarter Cemetery near Grapeland. According to a press release, the vandalism occurred sometime between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9.
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Panola County Sheriff's Office warns residents of possible scam
Longview News-Journal
The Panola County Sheriff's Office has received three complaints about a possible scam. On Thursday, Dec. 11, Deputy Denise Gray spoke with a woman who came into the sheriff's office to report a phone call she received that was a possible scam. The phone call came from a Dallas number. The man on the line stated that he was with Dallas County and was investigating an "attempted order" of phentermine from across the border, Gray said.
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San Antonio police: Man who robbed same store 4 times in 1 night
nabbed on 5th attempt

San Antonio Express-News
A San Antonio man suspected of robbing the same store four times — and trying for a fifth — has been arrested. Eduardo Munoz, 20, had stolen more than 100 beers, along with cigarettes and rolling papers, in four consecutive robberies at a Valero Corner Store, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
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Attorney General discusses building trust between communities and
law enforcement

U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric Holder recently traveled to Memphis and held a roundtable discussion on improving the relationship between the city's people of color and local law enforcement. In the wake of the recent police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others, President Barack Obama has called for an increased effort to help rebuild communities' trust in local law enforcement and the justice system. In that vein, Holder will be holding similar discussions in a number of other cities across the country.
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Retired cop gives autism safety talk across US
PoliceOne
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 68 American children is affected by autism spectrum disorder, and research indicates autistic people are seven times more likely to come into contact with law enforcement. A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.
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Do the police belong in public schools?
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Recent news reports of police and citizens clashing all over America have been disturbing indeed. What is remarkable that many of the protestors are American youth and even schoolchildren in some instances, painting an even more complicated picture. The increasing presence of police in schools shows how opposing forces are splitting the system apart from within — authorities that want more control over the future generation who are unwilling to give it.
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