Texas Continues to Cut Mental Health Services

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AUSTIN, TX- As the economy continues to dwindle in Texas and budget shortfalls cripple the states already weakened law enforcement agencies, another blow comes in light of increase cutbacks. With a $27 billion budget shortfall The Texas Legislature has been forced to cut mental health services provided by the Texas Department of State Health by 20%. When the mentally ill …

Video: KY. cop hit, dragged during traffic stop

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gas station surveillance cameras captured a suspect hitting and dragging a Kentucky police officer during a traffic stop on Friday. Officer Byron Redmon pulled over the truck of 49-year-old Russell Wheat for suspicion of drunken driving on Friday. As Redmon approached the truck, Wheat put the vehicle in reverse to attempt an escape, then drove forward – …

Smartphone Apps for Cops

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Smartphone software applications bring targeted tools to improve communication, manage information, translate other languages, and gather useful information while in the field. The cops who came before you had to rely on plastic-coated reference cards and notebooks stuffed in their shirt pockets, and maybe you do to some degree as well. Still, there’s no reason not to take advantage of …