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Vol. XXVII, No. 562 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY September 30, 2001

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
People & Places: More than skin deep; FOP banks on Ohio; leaps & Bounds; outside in; call her “sue”; no benefits of doubt; groomed to succeed.
Rx for improvement: San Diego gets 100-item prescription on use of force.
Their transmission is slipping: Police radio system is plagued by problems.
Why it’s called “dope”: Feds get serious about barring student aid for drug users.
Shaken & stirred: DUI deaths rock NYPD personnel & policy.
A hole in the law: Court says cybersex offenses need a real victim.
Black, white & red: Chiefs fume over paper’s depiction of domestic violence.
Blinking eye: Judge throws out tickets from red-light cameras.
Tangled Web: Did a deputy’s private Web site go too far?
Something to howl at Crimes in Utah climb under a full moon.
Civics lesson: Youths get a handle on profiling, police stops.
Forum: It’s time to arm pilots, among other steps.
Blind hatred: Terror attacks stir up bias crime.

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Arm our pilots now — among other steps

      In order to restore faith immediately in our nation’s air travel industry, it is time for the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and air carrier certificate holders to authorize the carriage of sidearms by all commercial airline pilots in the United States. Existing regulations permit such carriage (see Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter F, Part 108), and training should begin at once.
      Long-term firearm safety courses could become permanent fixtures of commercial airline pilot training. Carriage of such weapons should be mandatory, as it is for police officers, Secret Service details and sky marshals...