Links from the Times for Oct. 8: Cliff Stearns video; incidents of violence against police
U.S. Rep. Cliff Sterns role as chair of the House oversight and investigations subcommittee has inserted him into the biggest scandal to touch the Obama administration, the Solyndra loan controversy. Sterns has appeared recently on Fox News. You can watch the videos here and here.
Incidents against police officers
Four police officers and a private security officer have died on the job this year. There have been more than two dozen incidents in which violence was used against Tampa Bay officers this year, according to a review of news accounts, some of which ended with officers taking lethal action to defend themselves. In Tampa Bay, nine officers have been killed in the line of duty since 2009. The latest casualty: Hernando Deputy John Mecklenburg, who died during a high-speed pursuit on July 3. It's a reality that is affecting how officers do their jobs. Here is the list of incidents.