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Vargas: Three police officers killed by unarmed suspects in the past 30 days

Today, Fort Meyers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was laid to rest during a funeral attended by thousands of fellow police officers, family and community members. He was the third officer to be...

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Vargas: LAPD officers' split-second decision has tragic aftermath

The Trader Joe's shooting in Los Angeles this week captivated the nation. Even President Donald Trump tweeted about it. An angry man shot his grandmother and girlfriend over what has been...

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Vargas: 'Suicide by cop' seems to be increasing as the rate of suicide rises in the United States

At least once a week it seems like there is a news headline about a person with pellet gun or replica firearm being shot by the police. Many of these incidents are being described as "suicide by...

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Vargas: 'If most cops are good then why are there so many videos of them being bad?'

Bill Maher did a segment on the Friday edition of Real Time with Bill Maher on what he felt are the unprecedented number of videos on social media depicting police brutality. He included four video...

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Vargas: Community activist, attorney left with egg on their faces after claims of sexual assault by state trooper proved false

Texas State troopers stopped Sherita Dixon-Cole on Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated. At the conclusion of their investigation, she was arrested and booked at the Ellis County Jail –...

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Vargas: Debate about privacy vs. justice in DNA profiling shouldn't be that difficult

In a great coup for police investigators, the East Bay Rapist or Original Night Stalker, as he was also known, has finally been identified and taken into custody. Suspect Joseph James DeAngelo was...

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Vargas: When it comes to mental health calls, police are doing the best they can

There have been some horrific crimes committed in the past few months involving suspects who were undoubtedly mentally ill. On Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla., Nikolas Cruz came onto the Stoneman...

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Vargas: Any discussion about police use of force must include reality of the risks they face daily

There’s a lot of dishonesty today in our political rhetoric. In fact, it seems the truth is a matter of whose version and whose bias the media is catering to. By the way, by "media" I don’t only...

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Vargas: Luck kept officer alive after suspect pulled gun and fired at point blank range

Lots of people wonder what it’s like to be a police officer and if the job is as dangerous and it seems to be. The answer: it can be. Check out what happened to Louisville, KY, police officers on...

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Vargas: Two police officers are set upon by a crowd in a video that has gone viral

Police officers had their hands full on March 25 dealing with a church pastor and his family as they attempted to reunite a mother with her 16-year-old runaway daughter in the City of Lilburn,...

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