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MoCo Police Celebrate Anniversary Of Crisis Intervention Team

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Officer Scott Davis is the coordinator of the program, and he says he has first-hand experience with how it benefits police and residents. Several years ago, Davis received a call about a man on a bus with a knife.

"He was jumping on and off RideOn buses saying that people were following him and trying to kill him. When I came on scene, I walked up to him, and he pulled a 12-inch butcher knife on me and said people were trying kill him. I immediately realized it was probably a thought disorder," he says.

Davis says that situation could have ended in many ways, but the training helped him end it safely.

"He started walking at me with the knife, and I actually had to pull my weapon on him. At which point I kept talking to him and talking to him, and I was able talk him down to his knees," he says.

Davis later found out the man suffered from schizophrenia, and had a bad reaction to a change in his medication. After a chance encounter with a member of the man's family a few years ago, Davis discovered the man is now a construction worker in Silver Spring.

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Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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