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Vol. XXIX, Nos. 609, 610 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY November 15/30, 2003

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
People & Places: Robo cop; crossing the pond; drawing card; itís time to go; Chicago PD has its Phil; Potterís field in Portland.
Major-city pink slips: Chiefs are unceremoniously bounced in Portland & Dallas.
Added incentive: St. Pete tries to keep its cops closer to home.
Growth industry: First half of 2003 brings spike in violence.
Keeping track: Washington court curbs GPS use in tailing suspects.
Sparkle & shine: South Carolina deputies strut their stuff in beauty-pageant fundraiser.
Poking holes: Probers find itís easy to get licenses using fake IDís.
Different strokes: State & local cops in Alaska differ on pot busts.
A bit too personal: Bidding ďadiosĒ to Latino database.
Fit to be tied: Utah union rejects a compromise on fitness standards.
Arresting development: What to do about collars made by uncertified Idaho cops?
Forum: Local police shouldnít perform immigration duties; one-stop shopping for terrorism screening.
Scams, not lassos: Modern rustlers have South Dakota ranchers reeling.
Upcoming Events: Opportunities for professional development.

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Munoz, Waslin:
No immigration duties for local cops

     Some in Congress are trying to use the issue of national security to peddle an anti-immigration agenda.

     Pending in Congress right now is the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal (CLEAR) Act. Repreentative Charlie Norwood (R.-Ga.) introduced the bill, which would require state and local police officers to enforce federal immigration laws...