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Chicago Police Taser Pregnant Woman for Parking in Handicap Spot — Is It Fair? [VIDEO]

A Chicago police officer is being investigated for tasering an eight-month pregnant woman for parking in a handicap spot earlier this week). The cop claimed he didn’t know the woman was expecting.

But, that’s just the beginning of the story.

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New Jersey Town Raises a Ruckus for Ticketing Pedestrians Who Text or Talk on the Phone [VIDEO]

You’ve probably seen the countless YouTube videos of people so transfixed by their mobile phones that they walk into inanimate objects or fall into fountains.

And while it’s easy to laugh at such incidents, the truth is that distracted pedestrians can cause serious harm to themselves or other people — and now one New Jersey town is taking a stand.

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Frequent 9-1-1 Calls Tied to Cell Phone Butt Dialing Epidemic

"Butt dialing"-yeah, it sounds funny.  But, it's anything but.  No if's and's or butt's about it.  But you get it, right?  Sorry, but I just had to run with that a moment.

Many of us do it; we put the cell phone in our hip pocket.  I don

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Massachusetts Police Chief Comes Up with Shocking Plan to Curb Cursing in Town

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is.

The police chief in Middleborough, Mass. is considering enforcing a longstanding, but little-used ,law to help curb cursing in his town that could hit hard in the pocketbook.

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Shots Fired Outside Local Businesses

Police were called to the 7-11 convenience store at City View Drive and US 287 at around 9pm Monday night. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and shell casings were found in the parking lot.

A short time later, police were alerted to shots fired outside

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Would You Wear a Seat Belt If a Cop Dressed As the Easter Bunny Made You Buckle Up? [VIDEO]

You may have seen the story about cops posing as panhandlers to catch people using their cell phones while driving. But have you heard about the officers who are donning bunny costumes to nab motorists who aren’t buckled up?

So, what in the name of Easter is going on?

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Be Careful — That Homeless Man May Really Be a Cop Out to Catch Distracted Drivers

As in many areas of the US, driving while using a cell phone is illegal in Ontario, Canada. But since many people obey the law only when they see a police officer, undercover cops have found a novel way to catch violators: they’re going incognito as vagrants.

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Wichita Falls Police Officer Involved in Fatal Crash Arrested for Manslaughter

Teddie Whitefield, the former Wichita Falls police officer who was involved in the fatal car accident on Jacksboro Highway in July of 2011, has turned himself in to authorities this morning.

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