According to a Pew Research Center poll, 59 percent of Americans approve of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants. Other states — Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah — are considering similar measures. Next week we will present a special feature that addresses this important issue.
What's happening in your state? How has immigration enforcement affected your department? What do you think? Send us an e-mail with your thoughts.
— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
Kerik to begin federal prison term
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik (right) leaves court in White Plains, NY after making bail in 2009. (AP Photo)
Former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said this weekend on his website that he pleaded guilty to eight felonies in November because he was "financially helpless" and could have spent a year behind bars just awaiting trial.
When he was sentenced in February, federal Judge Stephen Robinson said Kerik had used 9/11 "for personal gain and aggrandizement." The judge went beyond federal sentencing guidelines, which suggested two to three years in prison, because of what he called "the almost operatic proportions of this case." ... "It's time to move forward"
For each old in car video system you trade in, get a $750 credit toward the new Responder 1000 from Decatur Electronics. The Responder 1000 captures high quality video in an affordable, easy-to-use system.
Have you ever said, "They don’t pay me enough to do this $#!t!" or "I'm not going to train on my day off unless they pay me to do it and give me free ammo"? The dictionary says a merchant is one whose occupation "may include barter where money is not exchanged but a profit or equal value is made in terms of value." A warrior, however, serves without want for reward ... "What's in it for me?"
Can you quickly verify a "John Smith" in the United States without prior intelligence? Probably not. How useful is a name when 20,000 people have it? We seldom send our dispatchers to intelligence courses even though they must make critical judgment calls whether or not to contact additional authorities for verification of potential terror suspects ... Stop apologizing for profiling
The Philips HeartStart MRx ALS Monitor/Defibrillator seamlessly provides advanced patient monitoring capabilities, superb diagnostic measurements, robust STEMI clinical decision support tools, and evidence-based, proven resuscitation therapies in an intuitive, easy-to-use, and rugged design.
New Gargoyles TRIAL Sunglasses: Crystal Clear, Durable
Continuing its rich tradition in performance eyewear, Gargoyles delivers the TRIAL. With a perfect combination of our Mission Series and our Ballistic Defense Lenses your surroundings couldn’t be clearer. Equipped with our crystal clear toric lenses and adjustable nose bridge, the TRIAL offers a compilation of optical technology that provides the ultimate in clarity, comfort, durability and technology integration.
In today's tactical tip, P1 member Sgt Jim Williams (ret.) reminds us that there are two steps which must be taken — and done in the same order every time — to safely clear an autoloader, whether it's yours or one you've seized ... Don't do this backwards
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