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UPDATE: "Person Of Interest" dentified In Police Ambush, Officers Names Released

SEATTLE - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is naming a "person of interest" in the killings of four Lakewood police officers.

Spokesman Ed Troyer says they're looking for 37 year old Maurice Clemmons, a man with an extensive criminal history in both Pierce County and Arkansas.

4 Police Officers Shot Dead Near Washington State Air Force Base

SEATTLE —  Four police officers were shot dead in an ambush at a Washington state coffee house, a sheriff's official said Sunday.

The attack occurred east of McChord Air Force Base in Parkland, Wash.

The officers were shot at local coffee shop, Forza Coffee, the News Tribune of Tacoma reported.

Gangs and 4th Generation Warfare (4GW) The climate has Changed: Read Bill Lind's article: On WAR #323 Milestone

One of the ongoing themes of this column has been gangs and the role they play in a Fourth Generation world. Here in the United States they already serve as an alternative primary loyalty (alternative to the state) for many urban young men. Gangs will likely be a major player in 4GW because gang members are expected to fight. Those who won’t do not remain gang members.

The 'lone wolf' problem poses security challenges for feds

Both Hosam "Sam" Smadi and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attracted attention from federal agents long before their high-profile arrests.

But the two Texas cases, just six weeks apart, resulted in spectacularly different outcomes - one in the prevention of a large-scale terrorist attack in Dallas, the other in a deadly shooting rampage of soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood.

Why conflict between officers helps the team

In the first part of this series, Conflict resolution, being a team player, and other stupid cliches, we talked about encouraging positive conflict and building trust within a police agency. The feedback you provided was overwhelming!

The rise of Mexico's La Familia, a narco-evangelist cartel

Apatzingan, Mexico - They hand out Bibles to the poor in the rural foothills of the state of Michoacán. They forbid drug use, build schools and drainage systems, and declare themselves the protectors of women and children.

But this is no church group. This is La Familia Michoacána, Mexico's newest drug-trafficking gang, which now reigns over Mexico's methamphetamine trade. What began as a self-declared vigilante group doing "the work of God," now is seen as the nation's most violent criminal group.

Iraq's lessons, on the home front:

SALINAS, CALIF. -- Famed to readers as the birthplace of John Steinbeck and in supermarket produce circles as the "Salad Bowl of the World," the city of Salinas carries darker renown in the netherworld of California's prisons. Instant respect is accorded any inmate tattooed with the words "Salad Bowl" or "Salis" -- gang shorthand for a city now defined most of all by ferocious eruptions of violence.

UC Berkeley Students End Protests

BERKELEY, Calif. (KCBS)  -- Things have calmed down on the UC Berkeley campus after a large protest that began early Friday morning, including the partial takeover of a building by a group of demonstrators ended after 11 hours.

Frustration filled the air on UC campuses across the state as students protested the UC regents decision to increase tuition by 32 percent over the next two years.

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Virginia Tech Study Contains Lessons for Fort Hood

Psychological trauma among Virginia Tech students in the wake of the 2007 mass shooting was widespread and long-lasting, according to newly published research that suggests such tragedies are communal events with far-reaching ramifications.

IACP Digest: Violence against police officers and the V.A.L.O.R. Project

“The majority of police officers will make a deadly force decision but only get services for the traumatic event if they actually pull the trigger,” said Dr. Joel Shults, a former college professor who presently is the Chief of Police for Adams State College in Colorado.

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