Law Enforcement News

Vol. XXV, No. 515,516 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY July/August, 1999

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
People & Places: NYPD fear factor; filling in in Hartford; Noble calling; breaking new spiritual ground; bureau boss.
Heading for the exits: New Orleans quit in frustration over promotional logjam.
Two-pronged success: NYPD commandersí formula for cutting crime while keeping civilian complaints down.
Hard rain: DC firing range stays closed after shells rain on surrounding neighborhood in training exercise.
The tape doesnít lie: Seattle PD apologizes over videotaping a news conference staged by police critics.
We have an emergency: Dallas changes policy to bring down response times.
Van go: Another accident is linked to a Minneapolis police vanís abrupt acceleration.
Forum: Americaís drug czar says toughness alone wonít break the cycle of drugs & crime.
An ounce of protection: Will Congress come to the aid of young witnesses?
Upcoming Events: Professional development opportunities.

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Tough anti-drug talk is no longer enough

     How can our nation best address the interrelated problems of substance abuse and crime? New York State has long been a leader in the national effort to reduce drug abuse and its consequences, and in keeping with that tradition, the people of New York are now debating the future of the stateís drug laws. This is not a problem the Empire State faces alone. The challenge of how best to address the problems of drugs and crime is before all of us, at both the state and Federal levels.
     We know what works. It is time to act on this knowledge...