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Florida Cops Used Black Mugshots for Target Practice

Fred Barbash, The Washington Post: The North Miami Beach police department was discovered last month to be using mug shots of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range. NBC News Channel 6 in Miami broke the story afterShow More Summary

Evangelical Pastors Blast Florida Cops Using African-American Mugshots for Sniper Practice With #UseMeInstead Campaign

After the North Miami Beach police department was discovered to have been using mug shots of African Americans for practice at a firing range, several members of clergy from around the world decided to take action and started a movement with their images and the phrase #UseMeInstead.

Watch Dramatic Helmetcam Rescue of 3 Children From Apartment Fire

The Fresno Fire Department released dramatic helmetcam video from an apartment fire in which three children left home unattended were rescued by firefighters. The video shows firefighters in the California city battle through flames and smoke as they attempt to locate the children, whose ages...

City employee fired for 'speaking in tongues,' suit says

An ex-cop for the city Department of Environmental Protection is suing to get his job back, claiming he was fired for "speaking in tongues."

New York Man Wanted After Shooting That Left One Child, Two Adults Dead

Three people, including one child and two adults, were killed this morning in a shooting in Brookville, Queens. The New York City Fire Department were called to the scene of the fatal shooting at 5:40 a.m. Saturday morning. The girlShow More Summary

CHP: Unsafe driving caused fire truck crash at Monterey Park restaurant

Unsafe driving caused an Alhambra Fire Department truck to collide with a Monterey Park fire engine last spring, injuring 15 people, according to an investigation released Thursday.

Rikers Captain, Guards Fired For Hogtying And Beating Inmate

The Department of Correction has fired a captain and five correction officers for hogtying and beating a handcuffed, mentally ill inmate in 2012. [ more › ]

Report calls for another overhaul in hiring of LAFD firefighters

The controversial process for hiring firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department needs another overhaul, according to a new study released Thursday.

Massive Reward In Hunt For Los Angeles Arsonist – Fire Chief: ‘We Will Find You’

In an unprecedented move, the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have announced in a news conference the offer of $170,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case of the Da Vinci apartment complex fire of December 8th 2014. Show More Summary

Military helicopter crashes in rural San Diego County

 A military helicopter crashed Tuesday night in the rural area of northeast San Diego, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Pasadena fires 2 city executives in $6-million embezzlement case

Pasadena officials fired two department heads on Tuesday in the wake of a $6.4-million embezzlement scheme involving a public works employee.

KYLE SMITH ON CURING SEXISM IN THE WORKPLACE: It’s Time For Companies To Fire Their Human Resource …

KYLE SMITH ON CURING SEXISM IN THE WORKPLACE: It’s Time For Companies To Fire Their Human Resource Departments. “93 percent of the HR staffers deciding whether to call in someone for an interview were female. It turns out that HR women (who also tend to be young and single and hence still in the dating […]

Police arrest burglars, not fiddler, on the roof

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Cops needed fire department assist to catch two people at Racine, Wis. house they're suspected of trying to rob

Doug the Pug helps spread cheer with positive messages for total strangers

Sometimes, it's the little things that can brighten your day, like seeing a smush-faced pug. Nashville native Doug the Pug made good on his New Year's resolution by visiting a local homeless shelter, the fire department and some local...Show More Summary

Was Sierra Pacific Victim of Government Shakedown?

After what became known as the Moonlight Fire burned some 65,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada in 2007, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection decided that Sierra Pacific

Woman Shocked to See Brother's Mug Shot Photo used as Police Target Practice

A North Miami Police department is under fire after a woman discovered that not only were police using actual mug shots of African-American men for shooting targets at a firing range but one of the men in the photo, bearing bullet holes from a police pistol, was the woman's brother.

Los Angeles County lifeguard dies during swimming exercise

A Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard died during a swimming exercise Thursday morning, the first on-duty department death in recent memory.

Yoga: How We Serve First Responders And Emergency Personnel

I first met Olivia Kvitne while she was offering free yoga classes for veterans, as well as continuing education workshops on yoga and the neurological system at the Los Angeles Fire Department Training Center and the Los Angeles Police Department. Show More Summary

How I found out my listing had demons

You never know what's happened in a home until you ask. Take, for example, the time a buyer and I questioned the fire department about a blaze that had been set to a listed home...

Albuquerque officer fatally shoots man who fired first, police say

Albuquerque police killed a man during a shootout late Tuesday afternoon, an incident that comes on the heels of increased scrutiny of the city’s police department.

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