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Vol. XXVII, Nos. 553 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY April 15, 2001

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
People & Places: Getting ready to go; float plan; Steve loves Eleanor; fill chairs at Justice; new watchdog in Omaha; now you see them, now you donít.
Common sense solution: Georgia police take problem-solving approach to illegal immigrant issue.
Standard-bearing: CALEA takes a stand on racial profiling.
Pay-as-you-go plan: Chronic nuisance calls to police may cost landlords.
Ill-gotten gains: Did city deceive its way into a federal block grant?
Making the punishment fit: Police disciplinary process is under fire after captainís slap on the wrist.
Fired isnít forever: Decertified cops may win reinstatement.
Whoís on the case? Which federal agency should get the case of alleged police abuse on tribal lands?
Under the microscope: Tulsa PD is under scrutiny by DoJís civil rights unit.
The next big crisis: Officials map strategies to fight OxyContin abuse.
Lacking in appeal: City wonít fight ruling that KOíd no-loitering zones.
Forum: English lessons for troubled American police forces.
The beat goes on: The racial profiling beat, that is.

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English lessons for American police

      Recent events in Cincinnati and the debate on racial profiling by various police organizations throughout the United States highlight the continuing problems of police relationships with the black community, and the dilemma of how to deliver a quality of service acceptable to all the communities served by the police.
      For example, in New York City the police department recently embarked on a series of initiatives designed to improve relationships with the cityís minority residents. The measures include mandatory attendance by police commanders at community meetings, a new training curriculum that will focus on community relations and the replacement of the stop-and-frisk forms used by police...