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Heads up on concussions E-mail
Written by Mike Kane   

"It's just a ding." "Don't be a baby. Just walk it off and get back in there." "Everyone gets their bell rung. You didn't go out." The above phrases are commonly used to describe bumping one's head. All are now known by scientists to be dangerous myths. Knowledge about the consequences of concussions has entered a new era. With their research - including autopsies of former professional athletes - professors from Boston University, West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh have shed light on a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE, that can result from head trauma, concussions and sub-concussive blows to the head.

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Lawsuit- gangs in charge of lockup E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

It doesn’t matter if you’re manufacturing sneakers or running a prison. The key to maximizing profits is reducing if not eliminating labor costs. That’s why cops aren’t being hired and security guards are. In the world of private prisons, the fact that security guards will take the place of expensive and unnecessary corrections officers is usually a big selling point when executives are pitching financially desperate elected officials.

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Never a cop around when you need one E-mail
Written by Jose Torres   

Knowland Shell Miller has a great story to tell about how his parents came up with his name. According to a recent article in the Oakland Tribune, the baby was born at a Shell gas station in the Knowland Park neighborhood, just across the street from the Oakland Zoo. The baby was delivered in the back of his parent's SUV with the help of three Oakland police officers who were at the gas station at exactly the right time.

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Luci gets a home E-mail
Written by APB Staff   

In North Carolina, a Brunswick County magistrate has ruled that a former Navassa police officer can keep the K-9 dog that he took with him when he resigned from Navassa's police department in July. The cop’s name is Kevin Smith, the dog's name is Luci, and she’s been living with Smith's family since he left the agency.

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You make how much? E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

In some parts of the country cops are forced to combine a crappy paycheck and welfare benefits just to put food on the table. Feeding a family and keeping the lights and heat on can get pretty challenging when you’re only making $30,000 per year. But you’re far more likely to read about the other end of the police pay spectrum in the mainstream press.

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