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Peachtree City’s #2 cop surveys frontline law enforcement methods in Israel

“There is always more to learn in the ever-challenging world of law enforcement” writes Ben Nelms for thecitizen.com. Members of the 21-person delegation included senior law enforcement officials from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.Heaton said GILEE is a unique program that has had a major impact in the law enforcement community, both in Georgia and in the United States.Israeli law enforcement is also the recipient of significant technology, Dutton and Pye said. “Communication in general, including technology, is very robust,” said Dutton. Source: thecitizen.com Share This:

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Hispanic Caucus comes out against legislation to abolish ICE

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus formally announced its opposition to legislation that would abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, dissolving its duties into other departments” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “Any federal agency charged with conducting immigration enforcement, regardless of their name or place on an organizational chart, will continue to implement Trump’s depraved immigration priorities.”. But the party is truly divided on the issue of immigration enforcement. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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CFTC makes record whistleblower award of about $30 mln in case reported to involve JP Morgan

“The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday it has awarded its biggest sum yet, or about $30 million, to a whistleblower for information that led to a successful enforcement action” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. The CFTC did not identify the whistleblower or the party involved in the enforcement action, but Bloomberg said it was taken against JP Morgan Chase & Co JPM, +0.26% citing an attorney involved in the matter.The bank agreed to pay $367 million to regulators in December 2015 for failing to inform high-net-worth individuals about conflicts…

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A data-collection firm is sharing license plate information with US immigration officials

“The license plate data is shared with local police departments, but not with ICE, BuzzFeed News reported on Wednesday” writes David Choi for businessinsider.com. In 2016, it collected 2.2 billion license plate photos and was contracted to around 3,000 law enforcement agencies, according to The Atlantic.Vigilant Solutions also provides the same services to various law-enforcement agencies, insurance companies, debt collectors. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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California malls have been feeding license plate data back to ICE

“More than 46 malls in California appear to be feeding data back to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents through a license plate reader network, according to a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. The company currently has some form of data-sharing agreement with roughly 3,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, including departments in New York, Chicago, and Dallas.According to a disclosure on the company’s website, Irvine Company has been an active client of Vigilant Solutions since at least 2016 by feeding…

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U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith aim to abolish ICE, restructure immigration enforcement

“Smith said they will work with immigrant rights organizations in drafting the legislation and developing new immigration enforcement policies” writes Sarah Wu for seattletimes.com. They wrote that many jurisdictions refuse to work with them because of the perceived connection to immigration enforcement, which has hindered their ability to investigate cases.In a letter sent last month to Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, 19 ICE investigators requested that the agency separate the investigations division from the immigration enforcement arm. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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U.S. Bribery Enforcement Gained Steam in Quarter

“The U.S. Department of Justice initiated four enforcement actions against corporate groups and five actions against individual defendants in the second quarter” writes William Garrett for wsj.com. All of the corporate enforcement actions were settled at the time of filing while the actions against four of the five individuals remain ongoing.Figure 2 shows all the SEC enforcement actions filed, unsealed, or first identified as FCPA-related during the quarter.Collectively, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice initiated enforcement actions against five different entity groups and five individuals.The DOJ resolved…

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Pennsylvania’s inaugural Eliot Ness Fest celebrates Cleveland’s most famous lawman

“COUDERSPORT, Pennsylvania – Eliot Ness, the lawman who brought down Al Capone and cleaned up Cleveland, will be celebrated this month in tiny Coudersport, Pennsylvania” writes The Plain Dealer for cleveland.com. The town, about four hours east of Cleveland, is where Ness retired after decades of law enforcement. Source: cleveland.com Share This:

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Judge blocks 1 California sanctuary law, allows 2 others

“California says its policies promote trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. California has resisted the administration’s effort to restrict funding to sanctuary jurisdictions if they refuse to help federal agents detain and deport immigrants.The lawsuit considered by Mendez argued that the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government pre-eminent power to regulate immigration, and California can’t obstruct enforcement efforts.The decision came in a lawsuit filed against the state by the Trump administration seeking to block all three laws.The law requiring inspections of detention facilities…

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Europe Delays Plan to Destroy the Internet With Terrible Copyright Enforcement Proposal

“The end result of both provisions could be a wide regime of online censorship that only the larger online companies would have to resources to successfully navigate” writes Scott Shackford for reason.com. It turns out the European Union will not be destroying the internet with a harsh copyright enforcement system, at least not yet.Today the European Parliament turned away a set of proposed regulations called the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Source: reason.com Share This:

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