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Week-358-November-9-2007

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Week 358
November 9, 2007
Pa. gov wants stiffer sentences for shooting LEOs



Following the death of Officer Charles Cassidy, Gov. Rendell calls for a 20-year minimum sentence for firing at an officer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Ed Rendell says he supports establishing a minimum 20-year prison sentence for anyone who shoots at a police officer.

Rendell and House Speaker Dennis O'Brien, R-Philadelphia, made the announcement a day after the funeral for slain city police officer Chuck Cassidy.

"We want to get out onto the street a clear message: You shoot a gun at a police officer ... even if you shoot and miss, you go to jail for 20 years, no ifs, ands or buts" ... Full Story
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Cooperation stressed at national preparedness conference



SFPD Chief Heather Fong said her city is among those in the United States that face a multitude of threats . (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


SAN FRANCISCO — Emergency services leaders stressed the need for cross-departmental cooperation in dealing with disasters this week at a national preparedness conference.

The three-day event, hosted by the U.S. DOJ and DHS, aimed to highlight the technology and training tools currently available and being developed for emergency responders ... Full Story
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Fla. sheriff changes the way prisoners are transported
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