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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in Robbins, Ill., on Nov. 19, 2013. Dart says many suburban departments have a hard time just getting officers to patrol the town. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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What Happens When Suburban Police Departments Don't Have Enough Money?

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Members of the San Leandro Police Department SWAT Team during a planned training exercise in 2013. The FBI has been monitoring "swatting" — made-up crimes called in to 911 that are designed to get SWAT teams to deploy — for nearly 10 years. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raise The Risk Of More 'Swatting'

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas this month was one of the latest incidents to draw listeners to apps allowing the public to listen to police and fire frequencies. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer in Redford Township, Mich., leads Michael Zaydel to jail after he turned himself in, delivering doughnuts and a bagel while he was at it. Redford Township Police Department hide caption

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Fifty-eight white crosses for the victims of the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this month are arrayed Oct. 6 just south of the Mandalay Bay hotel. The shooter fired down on a crowd of concertgoers from a room in the hotel, and on Thursday its parent company disputed the police timeline of the attack. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This is a Nov. 17, 1967 file photo of former president Lyndon B. Johnson. That year a commission Johnson had organized to come up with recommendations for how to win his "war on crime" issued their report. The legacy of some of those recommendations can be seen today. AP hide caption

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Nurse Alex Wubbels (right) displays video frame grabs of herself being taken into custody while her attorney, Karra Porter, looks on during an interview Friday. Wubbels was arrested after she told a police detective it was against hospital policy to conduct a blood draw from an unconscious patient without a warrant. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Candles and flowers left at the makeshift memorial for the victims of Friday's stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland. Vesa Moilanen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer stands near the site where Officer Miosotis Familia was killed. Familia was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside her command post by an ex-convict, authorities said. He was later killed after pulling a gun on police. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Police Fatalities On The Rise

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Mike Bento (center), an organizer with NYC Shut It Down, leads a march in honor of a black transgender person who was recently killed in New York City. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Amid 'Devastating' Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

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