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Synonyms for nightstick

a short stout club used primarily by policemen

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An old man, dirty and down and out, was hit with a nightstick (for no apparent reason) as he walked by a police officer.
If Michael Kelly's liberalism could have taken human form, it would have been an irish cop from the 1950s, swinging his nightstick and looking out for any fairies or long-hairs who might like to mix it up a little.
Uniform, 1993, a row of black, outsized cop suits, each equipped with badge, nightstick, and handgun, spread like cutouts from a child's book.
In the early days of urban policing, a blow on a whistle or the rap of a nightstick on a manhole cover was sufficient to summon assistance or transmit information.
Police deny Waggoner's claims that the officers struck him with a nightstick and used a stun gun while placing him under arrest.
In November, Snoddy was accused of viciously beating an injured cat to death with his nightstick on the porch of a resident's home.
is strolling around with the nightstick behind its back.
In 1986, the Attorney General's Conference on Less-Than-Lethal Weapons characterized the law enforcement officer's most common tools - the nightstick and the gun - as inappropriate in many instances, especially in hostage and barricade situations, which require equipment that can stop a dangerous subject without endangering innocent hostages or bystanders.
The promise of deliverance remained a promise not delivered on, a carrot dangling from the end of a nightstick.
Our militia is our security staff, our artillery is our side-arm or nightstick, our moat is our fence or gate, and our bastions are CCTV and two-way radios.
Obviously, there's the chicken and the nightstick problem.
WORCESTER - An off-duty Worcester police officer accused in a civil lawsuit of beating a Fitchburg man with his nightstick while working a paid detail at a Pleasant Street nightclub five years ago could be held liable for his alleged actions, a judge has ruled.
The case stemmed from an incident that occurred in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election in which two New Black Panther Party (NBPP) members stood in the entrance to a polling place in full paramilitary garb shouting racial slurs, one of them brandishing a nightstick.
The officer subsequently discovered that the object was, in fact, a wooden nightstick.
It was far less severe than being on the receiving end of a nightstick or pepper spray, the trainers said.