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Explosives found at home of Texas deputy's killer

By Arelis Hernandez
Associated Press

Chambers County Sheriff Joe LaRive holds framed photos of sheriff's deputy Shane Detwiler's family. Earlier this week, a shootout and standoff at a rural mobile home park near Baytown, Texas led to Detwiler, 31, being shot and killed. The gunman, a former reserve police officer Gilbert Ortez, Jr., was found dead inside the trailer home. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

"Strengths and Weaknesses" Focus Effort, Your Strengths on Adversarial Weaknesses By Fred Leland

“Employment of this concept of surfaces and gaps, then, gives us many advantages over what could be called slower moving forms of combat, where strengths is thrown against strength. Attacking through gaps, avoiding surfaces, gives us an advantage of economy of force. If we are pitting strength against strength, assaulting enemy strong points, we are consuming our manpower as well as ammunition and supplies as we go along. If we go through the gaps, we are practicing economy of force. We are reaching our objective without using up our men.

Fatal blasts hit Jakarta hotels

At least six people have been killed in two separate explosions at luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police say.

The country’s Metro TV reported that one blast hit the Ritz-Carlton and the other, the Marriott Hotel. Television footage showed the facade of one of the hotels had been torn off by the blast. (BBC)

Colors could disappear from terror alert system

The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell the end of the color-coded terrorism advisories, long derided by late night TV comics and portrayed by some Democrats as a tool for Bush administration political manipulation.

It’s not likely the review will plunge an alert system into the dark all together, but short of that, everything is on the table for consideration, according to one administration official familiar with the plans. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about potential outcomes.

Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 2009 Mid-Year Report

The NLEOMF has released its 2009 mid-year report on officer fatalities, and there is some cause for concern. After falling to their lowest level in nearly five decades last year, line-of-duty deaths among law enforcement officers nationwide rose 20 percent during the first six months of 2009.

Compartmentalizing Security: Checklists & Stovepipes

The Wall Street Journal article on June 2, 2009, “Is Tougher Airport Screening Going Too Far?” highlights two recent court cases calling into question the TSA’s authority to conduct searches of airline passengers. In one case the article discusses U.S. v. Fofana, 2009 WL 1529815 (S.D.Ohio), where a transportation security officer discovered a passenger carrying three fake passports. The passenger was arrested and indicted for making or forging passports.

Federal Protective Service Failing in Duties, According to GAO

Government Affairs Committee Adds Criticism to that of Homeland Security

Apparently the Federal Protective Service is failing us. The Federal Protective Service is in charge of protecting government buildings but according to Congressional testimony the Federal Protective Service isn't getting the job done.

Use of force models in LE training By Matt Simmonds

There have been several articles published recently — not just here on PoliceOne, but elsewhere too — concerning problems of utilizing use of force models, continuums, paradigms, or whatever name you choose to use, in LE training.

Five bullets can't stop Va. officer from doing his job

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The rookie police officer who was shot 25 days ago in a rush-hour pursuit says he's getting better and is eager to return to work.

"It will take more than this to scare me away," Sean Fleming said.

It was the first time the 26-year-old spoke publicly since the dramatic shootout on an Interstate 64 ramp. Chesapeake spokesman Mark Cox interviewed the officer at a small table in the WCTV-Chesapeake Television studio as reporters looked on.

Tenn. officer on life support after shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two men from Louisville have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Nashville Thursday afternoon.

Sgt. Mark Chesnut, 44, was shot multiple times after stopping a dark blue Dodge Magnum on Interstate 40. Chestnut is listed in critical condition after undergoing surgery Thursday. He is expected to have more surgery Friday.

The Louisville men, Courtney Logan, 25, and Joseph Jackson, 29, both face attempted murder charges in the shooting as well as charges in Jackson's escape earlier from a Mississippi prison official.

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