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Owners Find Insurance Inadequate to Cover Demolition of Buildings Destroyed by Riots

Some commercial property owners whose businesses were torched by rioters are learning that they don’t have enough insurance to clear away the debris. The StarTribune newspaper reported Monday that many property owners in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area purchased policies that …

Shot by Police, Thwarted by Judges and Geography

FORT WORTH, Texas — When David Collie slipped off his shirt as he set out one sultry night to visit some friends, he didn’t know he was putting himself in grave danger. But he was. He now fit the description: …

Armed Arizona Drivers Told How to Avoid Deadly Police Stops

Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed …

Seattle Police Ordered by Mayor to Wear Body Cameras

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Monday ordered the city’s police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras, saying he doesn’t want any more serious uses of force to go unrecorded. The decision, first reported by The Seattle Times, came …

South Carolina Limits Cops Firing Into Cars

South Carolina’s top law enforcement officer spotted an alarming trend while reviewing shootings by police in the state: Increasingly, the suspect’s only weapon was the vehicle they were driving. Shooting at a driver is risky. It’s hard to hit a …

Oregon City Sued for $2M Over Police Shooting

The family of an 18-year-old who was shot and killed after brandishing a knife at two Medford police officers has filed a $2 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Oregon city. Family members called police in January 2012 when a …