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University of Oregon Students Riot in Local Neighborhood

cruzerA group of 400 rioters stormed a neighborhood street in Eugene, Oregon on September 24, 2010. Some of the rioters were college students from the University of Oregon.

The riot occurred in the West University neighborhood. Many students live in this area and have “very large houses with basements (that) can hold a couple hundred people each,” according to the Eugene police spokesman Doug Mozan.

It seems that a party got out of hand, and the drunken party-ers spilled out of the house and into the streets. Once in the neighborhood streets, they began throwing bottles at officers, breaking car windows, and tearing down street signs.

These groups tend to “engage in group-think. It was like a flash mob, almost,” Mozan said. This means that if one person says the group should riot, this one person could influence everyone else to do so. Read the rest of this entry »



How to Become a Police Officer

Police OfficerA career in law enforcement offers a vast variety of professional opportunities, and some of those opportunities are even available to candidates without college degrees.

Many people however are confused about the process to pursue a career in fighting crime in America.

Here are the necessary steps to potentially attain a career in law enforcement.

In high school you should take U.S. government & politics (civics or poli-sci), psychology and U.S. history AP classes to prepare for your continued education. Special dedication to the behavior sciences, business math and computer applications courses may also prove helpful.

Holding a professional degree in political science or criminal justice will likely expedite the process of employment. Read the rest of this entry »





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