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In an age when threats against schools, hospitals, churches and other institutions seem to make daily headlines alongside news of mass shootings and other acts of violence, criminal justice officials around the nation are faced with a crucial task — balancing an obligation for a fair process with the need for public safety.

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Clemson's police chief and associate vice president for public safety, has teamed up with the university's communications department to provide social media monitoring before, during and after all seven 2019 home football games, starting Thursday when the Tigers open the season against Georgia Tech.

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After a brazen homicide in Charleston's East Side neighborhood, mounting frustrations have boiled over as residents search for ways to address ongoing public safety issues and feelings of neglect among black residents.

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Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said the city will increase the number of surveillance cameras on the East Side and that a new neighborhood center is two weeks from breaking ground, days after the shooting death of a downtown restaurant sous-chef.

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The man with two-decades of law enforcement experience looked at the teller on the opposite side of the counter. He slid her a note. “This is a robbery. I have a gun. No dye-packs! $2,000 cash. No alarms. Don’t cry out, stay calm.”

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The U.S. Air Force may allow plane mechanics to wear shorts at some of the more humid bases across the country, including Joint Base Charleston. But the design of the shorts, a style less like "Top Gun" and more like middle-aged Dad at a neighborhood cookout, have caused Airmen to react poorly to the idea online.