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Low Cost X-ray Vision a Reality for Tactical Units In 2017

xray-vis3Currently under development at MIT, a device providing X-ray-like vision may soon find itself in tactical units’ toolkits alongside Ranger-R doppler radars and fiber optic cameras, providing another level of safety for point men and breachers in hostage and siege incidents. Continue reading Low Cost X-ray Vision a Reality for Tactical Units In 2017

Victoria Police Special Operations Group (SOG) now ‘The Peacemakers’

They are known as the Special Operations Group but within police circles this secretive unit is referred to simply as “The Soggies” or “The Group”.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) is the police tactical group of the Victoria Police. The SOG unit is part of the Operations Support division of the Transit & Public Safety command, which falls under the Field Operations executive command.

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Retired LA Judge Fires On Officers He Called To His Home – Thankfully He Was a Bad Shot

In Los Angeles’ legal community, James A. Bascue was a towering and admired figure.

As a top prosecutor, he became a national expert on gang prosecutions. Appointed to the bench, he rose to presiding judge of Los Angeles Superior Court.

But shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, Bascue found himself on the other side of the law.

Los Angeles police said they arrived at Bascue’s West L.A. townhouse to find him inside holding two guns. Authorities said he fired on officers, prompting a standoff with a SWAT team that ended with the arrest of the 75-year-old retired jurist.

Watch the report in LA Times.

Source: www.latimes.com

Pittsburgh SWAT Team Can’t Find Gunman Who Shot At Police

Pittsburgh – A city police SWAT team was unable to find a gunman suspected of firing shots in the direction of two officers on routine patrol in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Police cleared the area — including four row homes where police thought the shots might have originated — about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, nearly three hours after two officers were fired upon, Cmdr. RaShall Brackney said.

Several people left the row homes at the urging of police, but no one was arrested, and the shooter was not found. Police found bullet casings a block away suggesting the person who fired the shots shortly before 1 p.m. fled before the SWAT team arrived.

Source: www.sfgate.com