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  • In Memoriam: Detective Terence Avery Green

    Law Enforcement Today
    Patrick Sharkey
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    Chief Casandra Jones of the Fulton County Police Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of Detective Terence Green. Detective Green, 48, was ambushed as he and other officers were responding to a call of shots fired inside a house shortly before 1:00 am. The subject that lived in the house was known to law enforcement and had frequent contacts with police, mostly alcohol related. Officers entered the house and were unable to locate the subject inside. A search of the neighborhood followed as additional reports were received that the subject was attempting to enter near by homes.
  • Fieldline Tactical Introduces the Roe Sling Bag

    POLICE Magazine
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Fieldline Tactical has introduced a new bag for tactical operators. The Roe Sling Bag features a slim design that the company says belies its carrying volume.Measuring 17.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches, the Roe Sling Bag has a capacity of more than 1,020 cubic inches. The large main compartment is fronted by a top pocket and a larger lower pocket. Each of these three main compartments contain smaller pockets and pouches to keep gear organized and within easy reach. MOLLE webbing and D-rings on the Roe Sling Bag give users many ways to strap down additional gear. The zippers feature paracord with…
  • Wash. PD gets ASPCA grant

    PoliceOne Daily News
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    By Jenee Ryan KLEW-TV PULLMAN, Wash. — On Monday the state of Washington will offer an animal control officer academy for the first time, and the Pullman Police Department will participate. Pullman PD received a $2,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals. Now, they can afford to send their animal control officer. Full Story: Pullman Police receive ASPCA grant
  • Los Angeles Skid Row Shooting Reveals Agency and Government Mistakes

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    BCarey
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Suspect is lost in the system after stolen passport and bank robbery. Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar explains images released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, top row left, at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and…
  • Fugitive responds to police Facebook post, then surrenders

    IACP - Items of Interest
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
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  • In Memoriam: Detective Terence Avery Green

    Patrick Sharkey
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    Chief Casandra Jones of the Fulton County Police Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of Detective Terence Green. Detective Green, 48, was ambushed as he and other officers were responding to a call of shots fired inside a house shortly before 1:00 am. The subject that lived in the house was known to law enforcement and had frequent contacts with police, mostly alcohol related. Officers entered the house and were unable to locate the subject inside. A search of the neighborhood followed as additional reports were received that the subject was attempting to enter near by homes.
  • Whatever It Takes

    jimmcneff
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Doing whatever it takes to get home each day” was the answer given by the wily veteran in the back of the room when asked, “Can you provide an example of Officer Safety?” I heard his response as a three-year officer, and it stuck with me throughout my career. His message was loud and clear. Avoid being placed on a stainless steal table at the county coroner’s office by any means necessary—even if it requires being unorthodox. “Whatever it takes” is usually found in the Use of Force section of the policy manual described as, “other reasonable force required to overcome…
  • Law Enforcement: How do you feel?

    Khang (Mike) Nguyen
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:57 am
    Close your eyes and imagine….Imagine yourself as the individual that you but your job is a police officer…..Your the same person with the same feelings, emotions, and personality. You are you. Put yourself in our shoes…..A Police Officer…..Working the streets……. You get a call of an individual attempting to commit suicide….before you get there…..what is going through your mind? You get to the scene……He has a knife to his neck…what do you do? He starts walking towards you within seconds…yelling…crying…..What do you do? He has sadness and anger in his eyes….what do…
  • The Disabled Police Officer: Down But Not Out

    Nick Dial
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:57 am
    As the saying goes, “Once a marine, always a marine,” the same sentiment can often be applied to law enforcement. For most, “Once a cop, always a cop” rings true and serves as reminder of how involved one becomes with the badge. When entering into what I would consider one of the best careers and means to serve your fellow man and community, it becomes evident that this is much more than simply “a job.” Clearly you’re not going to become wealthy in financial terms serving as a police officer, however, “wealth” is subjective and I would argue that this career can make you…
  • My Dose of Reality

    robert_cubby
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    It’s funny how in our line of work, sometimes we forget things that happened in our careers. I guess we have to move on and forget incidents as the next incident over shadows the past. It was only reading comments about carrying extra ammunition that a memory of an incident popped up. The discussion entailed an officer carrying more than his allotted departmental issue of ammo. A harrowing shootout made him realize what the department issues and feels is adequate may not translate to the realities of what we encounter on the job, in the street. For years I carried and Smith and Wesson six…
 
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  • Fieldline Tactical Introduces the Roe Sling Bag

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Fieldline Tactical has introduced a new bag for tactical operators. The Roe Sling Bag features a slim design that the company says belies its carrying volume.Measuring 17.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches, the Roe Sling Bag has a capacity of more than 1,020 cubic inches. The large main compartment is fronted by a top pocket and a larger lower pocket. Each of these three main compartments contain smaller pockets and pouches to keep gear organized and within easy reach. MOLLE webbing and D-rings on the Roe Sling Bag give users many ways to strap down additional gear. The zippers feature paracord with…
  • Video: Florida Officers Lured into Ambush by 911 Caller

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    VIDEO: Florida Officers Lured into Ambush by 911 CallerTwo Lake Wales, Fla., officers were injured in a shooting Tuesday after a 59-year-old man lured police to his home with a 911 call and opened fire, according to law enforcement.John Goepferich immediately began shooting when officers arrived about 6 p.m. at his home at 743 Hillside Ave. in Lake Wales, Chief Chris Velasquez said.Officers fired back and a gun battle began. More Lake Wales officers and Polk County deputies arrived to assist, bringing about 50 members of law enforcement to the property. They exchanged gunfire with Goepferich…
  • Gun Grabs Are Deadly Serious Even if Suspect Unarmed

    Los Angeles Police Protective League
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    In the immediate aftermath of the Los Angeles Police Department officer-involved shooting this past Sunday, the Los Angeles Times posted an article by an “unnamed writer” who wondered, “What guidelines govern how officers behave in situations like the one that occurred Sunday…?” Our answer is, if a person takes or attempts to take an officer’s gun — no matter their motivation or mental state — they should expect that officers may resort to the use of force and justifiably, deadly force. An officer who hesitates, for whatever reason, is likely…
  • Wisconsin Officers Save Family from House Fire

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Late Monday night Ben Miller and Crystal Miller's home in Onalaska, Wis., caught on fire because of electrical reasons. Since the fire started in the attic there weren't any smoke detectors nearby, so no alarms went off. Instead it was the pounding of Onalaska Police Officers Lisa Gerbig and Nikki Miller's fists that were able to wake the family of five inside."Officer Nikki Miller, and I were riding together and it seemed like it was really foggy out,” Gerbig said.It wasn't fog, though."I looked to my left and I saw black smoke rolling out of a home,” Gerbig said."I immediately…
  • Video: Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate Revenue

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    VIDEO: Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate RevenueIn the aftermath of a scathing report showing Ferguson unfairly targeted African-Americans and preyed on its most vulnerable citizens, the Justice Department is asking the city to make more than two dozen changes to the city's police department and municipal courts — or face a costly lawsuit. The 102-page report on the patterns and practices of the Ferguson Police Department released on Wednesday, describes an out-of-control police department whose officers…
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  • Wash. PD gets ASPCA grant

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    By Jenee Ryan KLEW-TV PULLMAN, Wash. — On Monday the state of Washington will offer an animal control officer academy for the first time, and the Pullman Police Department will participate. Pullman PD received a $2,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals. Now, they can afford to send their animal control officer. Full Story: Pullman Police receive ASPCA grant
  • Poll Results: What's the best state a cop can work in?

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    Author: P1 CommunityBy PoliceOne Staff Can you guess which U.S. city has the most full-time officers per 10,000 residents? Okay, #1 is probably easy, it's Washington D.C. But how about 2nd and 3rd? According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Data from 2012, D.C. has 61.2 officers per 10k residents, followed by Baltimore with 47.4 officers and Chicago with 44.1. Data compiled by Governing.com indicates that Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama have had the highest total police deaths in a five year period (from 2008-2012) with 38, 21, and 19 officer fatalities, respectively. *This…
  • Jury sides with Chicago cops in fatal OIS, awards no damages

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Author: P1 CommunityBy Jason Meisner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A federal jury Wednesday sided with two Chicago police officers in the 2011 fatal shooting of a motorist in spite of a dispatch recording that suddenly surfaced in the middle of the trial that appeared to cast doubt on the officers' version of events. Attorneys had sought up to $10 million in damages on behalf of the estate of Darius Pinex, 27, who was killed by Officers Raoul Mosqueda and Gildardo Sierra after they pulled his car over on Chicago's South Side more than four years ago. The eight-member panel, which…
  • Highlights of DOJ report on Ferguson PD

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    Author: P1 CommunityBy Jeff Donn Associated Press The Justice Department has released its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, concluding that city law enforcement practices are discriminatory and unconstitutional and calling for sweeping changes. Here are some of the highlights of the report: The Basic Finding The police and municipal courts in Ferguson have been treating blacks unfairly, violating the law and the U.S. Constitution. Police use force too often. How The Investigation Was Done Representatives of the Justice Department interviewed city and court officials, police…
  • Key findings in the DOJ report on Darren Wilson

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Author: P1 CommunityBy Holbrook Mohr and David A. Lieb Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal investigation that cleared a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for killing Michael Brown concluded that the physical evidence and credible witnesses all bolster the officer's account that he feared for his life when he fatally shot the black 18-year-old. The Department of Justice released an 86-page report Wednesday summarizing its reasons for not charging former officer Darren Wilson, who is white, with a federal civil-rights violation for the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked protests in the…
 
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  • Los Angeles Skid Row Shooting Reveals Agency and Government Mistakes

    BCarey
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Suspect is lost in the system after stolen passport and bank robbery. Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar explains images released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, top row left, at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and…
  • Introducing the Latest Data911 Body Worn Camera Solution

    LisaW
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Data911 announces the integration of the Wolfcom Vision body worn camera into the Verus video evidence management solution.
  • Adaptive Tactical's New EX Performance Forend and M4-Style Stock for Mossberg & Remington Shotguns

    LisaW
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Advanced design and high-impact, polymer construction make the EX Performance Adjustable Stock the ideal choice when upgrading your Mossberg and Remington pump shotguns.
  • IDA introduces unique Trak-it Data Engine (TiDE) technology

    LisaW
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    The radio communications, at large, is undergoing a transformation from being predominantly voice-driven to data-intensive communication.
  • Justice Department Clears Officer in Ferguson Case

    Kristina
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    The U.S. Justice Department will not prosecute a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.
 
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  • The Cyber Action Team

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    When major computer intrusions happen, the FBI’s Cyber Action Team—a rapid deployment group of cyber experts—can be on the scene just about anywhere in the world within 48 hours, providing investigative support and helping to answer critical questions that can quickly move a case forward.
  • Multi-State Fraudulent Document Ring Dismantled

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Inside the case of a multi-state criminal organization that fraudulently obtained driver’s licenses and other documents such as student visas for illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals.
  • Joint Effort Takes Down Detroit-Based Robbery Group

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Seventeen members of a Detroit-based group have been indicted for their roles in a number of smash and grab robberies of jewelry stores in a half-dozen states, but unfortunately, these types of robberies around the nation have recently increased at an alarming rate.
  • FBI Counterterrorism Executive Briefs Congress on ISIL and Domestic Terrorism

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The day after a criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in New York charging three Brooklyn residents with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), FBI Assistant Director Michael Steinbach briefed a U.S. congressional subcommittee on the dynamic threat posed by foreign fighters traveling in support of ISIL and the continued threat to the U.S. posed by homegrown violent extremists.
  • $3 Million Reward Offered for International Cyber Criminal

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Today in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department, the Department of Justice, and the FBI announced a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, currently one of the FBI’s most wanted—and most prolific—cyber criminals, for his alleged involvement in a major cyber racketeering enterprise.
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  • Eugene P. Ramirez announced as Legal Section Chair

    Mary Heins
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    Eugene P. Ramirez We are pleased to announce that Eugene P. Ramirez is the NTOA’s new Legal Section Chair. Mr. Ramirez is a founding partner of the Los Angeles law firm Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP where he leads the Governmental Entity Liability and Military and Veterans Law Teams. Before joining the firm, Mr. Ramirez worked as a deputy district attorney for the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, where he conducted numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials, including murder trials. He has also worked as a reserve police officer for the Whittier police…
  • Officer Cynthia Williams announced as Defensive Tactics Section Chair

    Mary Heins
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Officer Cynthia Williams We are pleased to announce that Officer Cynthia Williams is the NTOA’s new Defensive Tactics Section Chair. Officer Williams has been a law enforcement officer since 2000 and is currently with the Key West Police Department in Florida, having retired in 2014 as a sergeant with the Palm Bay Police Department. She is a highly decorated officer and has been the recipient of many recognitions and commendation awards for her performance. She began her SWAT career in 2003 at the Key West Police Department, where she once again serves on the Key West SWAT team. Williams is…
  • Announcing NTOA SWAT Standard Review – Deadline: March 20, 2015

    Mary Heins
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:29 pm
    In 2008, our association published the NTOA SWAT Standard. This voluntary consensus standard was provided to our members as a guiding document that outlined best practices in tactical operations. The SWAT Standard Review Committee agreed that the document should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure it reflects the most contemporary tactics, technology and practices being used by tactical operations teams. Subsequently, the committee is has opened up the standard for comments from our members until March 20, 2015. To review the standard and offer comments, please CLICK HERE and follow…
  • Emergency Management Directors: Volunteer for U.S. Department of Labor Program

    Mary Heins
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    The United States Department of Labor is looking for Emergency Management Directors to volunteer for the O*NET Data Collection Program. O*NET stands for Occupational Information Network and is a database accessible by the public via the internet (http://www.onetcenter.org/) at no cost, which provides information about the skills, tasks, work context, and knowledge requirements of 900+ occupations in the United States. It replaces the 70-year-old Dictionary of Occupational Titles as the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The U.S. Department of Labor believes the…
  • Board of Directors Election Results

    Mary Heins
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The results of NTOA’s election for Regional Directors are in! Congratulations and welcome to the NTOA Board of Directors! The winners for three-year terms, beginning in January 2015 are: EASTERN REGION: Det. Jason Behun is a seven-year veteran of the Cape Coral (FL) PD and is currently assigned to the Training Unit. He is also a member of the Cape Coral PD SWAT team and is a team leader and lead instructor. Prior to joining the Cape Coral PD, he worked for the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for 13 years where he was assigned to the Tactical Operations Section as a SWAT team leader…
 
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  • BSD Challenge – Officer Ambushed During Traffic Stop

    Aaron
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    This article is a continuation of the 2015 BSD Challenge where we challenged officers to view at least one officer involved shooting (OIS) video per week. In an effort to spur that challenge we’ve decided to add our own videos from time to time. We will include instructional discussion points that we hope officers will ponder and perhaps implement to make themselves safer in the performance of their duties. Our hope is that BSD readers will accept this challenge. By constantly refreshing ourselves on the dangers that are ever-present we will gain valuable insight and understanding…
  • Trijicon VCOG 1-6x24mm Scope

    Aaron
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The Trijicon 1-6x24mm VCOG was introduced a full year before this year’s flood of similar optics. With the incredible outpouring of 1-6x24mm rifle scopes at SHOT Show this year, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the Trijicon VCOG, 1-6x24mm rifle scope. Trijicon beat the rush, and introduced their VCOG at the 2014 SHOT Show, a full year before this year’s offerings. Trijicon has almost become synonymous with high quality AR-15 rifle optics with their prolific ACOG used for years by the U.S. Military in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to Trijicon,…
  • VooDoo Tactical Enhanced 42″ Double Rifle Bag – A BSD Review

    Aaron
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The VooDoo Tactical 42″ double rifle bag is packed with storage space. Recently the BlueSheepDog Crew received a VooDoo Tactical Enhanced 42″ double rifle bag to test and evaluate from TopSpecUS, an authorized VooDoo Tactical Dealer. As a sniper, and patrol supervisor, I’m always interested in a carrying case that can better serve my complex needs. I’ve seen a lot of rifle bags in my 18 years of law enforcement, and most have simply been a duffel bag with zippers and clumsy pockets. The VooDoo bag is not one of them. My patrol vehicle is an SUV outfitted to be a…
  • Rock River Arms Integrated Rifle Sight AR-15

    Aaron
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The Rock River Arms Carbine IRS rifles with integrated sights. When folded down the sights are flush with the top rail. This year at SHOT Show Rock River Arms introduced their Integrated Rifle Sight (IRS) rifles. The IRS rifles incorporate many of the outstanding features that have made Rock River Arms one of the most popular AR-platform manufacturers. On top of those great features, RRA has developed the IRS top rail. This additional feature appears to be an upgraded and longer RRA TRO hand guard from their Operator III series. Rock River Arms hit the ground running ever since their…
  • RUKO Tactical Survival Knife

    Aaron
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 pm
    New RUKO Tactical Survival Knife RUKO has been making knives and tools for over five decades, and at SHOT Show this year the showed off their new Tactical Survival Knife (Model RUKO161B). This knife really stood out to me. The lines are simplistic, but still portray very nice ergonomics and purpose. The rubberized grip is slip-resistant, with curves that are designed to fit the natural grip of the hand. The blade has a drop point with razor’s edge, and the added benefit of serrations on the top of the blade for more heavy cutting. In Patrol an officer tends to be a little more limited…
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  • The Clock is Ticking

    Bradley Nickell
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    What are you doing this Saturday afternoon, 03/07/15 at 5 PM Eastern / 2 PM Pacific time?Please allow me to invite you to listen to the Shattered Lives radio show on BlogTalkRadio on the Internet. Host Donna Gore "Lady Justice" is having me as her guest to speak about my true-crime book, REPEAT OFFENDER, and it's upcoming release on 04/14/15 from WildBlue Press.Donna and I will also be talking about life as a cop in Las Vegas, my path to becoming a writer, and whatever else tickles our fancy. I suspect you'll be able to call in and ask questions once the show goes live.Read…
  • Attention Writers and Readers!

    Bradley Nickell
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    The publishing industry is a maze with unforeseen pitfalls.As most know, in the past few years, some major international brick and mortar book stores have gone out of business with the explosion of e-publishing and self-publishing. Smaller, local booksellers are often struggling to survive and the big stores like Costco, Walmart and others don't provide much by way of individual service and selection to readers.Barnes and Noble remains, but is out on an island by themselves, still providing the same quality service they always have, but even they aren't immune to the influences from…
  • Repeat Offender Release Date, Book Cover Voting & Book Giveaway

    Bradley Nickell
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Daimon MonroeAs many of you know, I've been writing REPEAT OFFENDER, a Las Vegas true-crime story. In short, the story is about an investigation I led into Sin City’s most prolific career criminal, Daimon Monroe. It involved millions in stolen property, revolting sex crimes and murder-for-hire when Monroe tried to hire someone to kill me, a judge and a prosecutor.I'm pleased to announce WildBlue Press is releasing REPEAT OFFENDER on April 14th, 2015. You can pre-order yours for Kindle from WildBlue Press through Amazon right here at this link. It will be available for pre-order…
  • The Backwards Theory of Giving

    Bradley Nickell
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:28 pm
    I wrote this a couple days ago on Facebook and decided to share it here on my blog as well. I hope you're encouraged as much as I was.Do you ever feel led to do something for another out of the blue? It doesn't have to be something huge, it might be something small. Do you ever listen to that voice? I did today.I wasn't going to tell this story, because I don't like how it comes off--I think people who tell others about when they've been generous or kind have received their reward in full the minute they open their mouth about it. But, I've decided to tell you about…
  • From Handcuffs to Keystrokes; My Journey to Becoming a Writer

    Bradley Nickell
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Have you ever wanted to be a writer? If you're like I was before 2008, your answer is no. From childhood forward, the only thing I wanted to do with my life was to be a policeman. But I already told you some of that story in a previous post. I never wanted to be a writer; I didn't even read books much unless I had to for school or something. I have always just wanted to be a cop. And for those of you who are cops, you might get a little bored with this post unless you're interested in writing. But stick around, there's an announcement I'd like you to know about.In 2008, I…
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