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FILE - In a Thursday, May 14, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama holds a news conference at Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

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U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama to visit Camden to talk community police initiatives

President Barack Obama is coming to Camden to discuss how police are working to build trust with the community and to promote his "Promise Zone" program.

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Tactical team responds to a threat at the Village Elementary School in Holmdel
Tactical team responds to a threat at the Village Elementary School in Holmdel (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
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State considering tougher penalties for ‘swatting’ false alarms

TRENTON  (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee is considering tougher penalties for those who call authorities with fake reports of attacks, bombs or other threats.

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A woman stands on a car during a party in the street in Baltimore on Saturday.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A woman stands on a car during a party in the street in Baltimore on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Peaceful Baltimore demonstrators praise top prosecutor

BALTIMORE (AP) -- At a grassy plaza across from Baltimore's City Hall filled with thousands of people on Saturday, speakers praised the city's young top prosecutor for quickly moving forward with charges against the police officers they see as responsible for the death of a 25-year-old unarmed black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in their custody.

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A balloon with a message floats during a demonstration at City Hall in Baltimore Saturday.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A balloon with a message floats during a demonstration at City Hall in Baltimore Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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‘No justice, no peace, no racist police’ chants in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chants of "no justice, no peace, no racist police" echoed through the streets of Baltimore Saturday during a march that organizers billed as a "victory rally" a day after a prosecutor charged six officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in police custody.

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Watch a man illegally detained for filming traffic stop

Joseph Ferrante was illegally detained in Jersey City for filming a traffic stop. Not his own. He was simply on the street, came upon a traffic stop, and with everything controversial that's gone on in this country concerning police he decided he would quietly stand to the side, not interfering in any way, and just record.

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welcomia, ThinkStock
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Another day, another bad cop video

Use of force by the nation's police officers is under increasing scrutiny. The latest is out of Texas where a police officer was trying to get an intoxicated woman to go face down over the trunk of a car.

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Demonstrators protest the death of Freddie Gray outside Baltimore City Hall on Monday.  (AP Photo/David Dishneau)
Demonstrators protest the death of Freddie Gray outside Baltimore City Hall on Monday. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)
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Knife charge for man dead after Baltimore police encounter

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police said in court documents that a man who died after his spine was nearly severed while in custody had been arrested "without force or incident."

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Shell casings (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Crime-fighting tool helps NJ police solve crimes

County and local police departments throughout New Jersey are employing technology to track shell casings from a firearm in hopes of solving crimes.

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‘Swatting’ hoaxes are wasting money and police resources

Prank phone calls, for the most part, are a harmless joke, but at times, they end up costing towns and taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

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