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Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.
Each year, thousands of law enforcement officers sustain injury during violent confrontations with dangerous criminals. It is important that Congress recognize the heroic performance and sacrifice of the brave men and women in law enforcement.
Recent news that Congress is considering a bill that could strip federal fish and game officers of their firearms struck a nerve with me. It's another example of civilians not realizing the dangers faced by these dedicated officers.
While certain members of Congress hope to furlough government workers as a remedy for the deficit, they continue to ignore the societal cost of ignoring dangerous criminals. The same failed logic has impacted state and local law enforcement as well.
Two students were killed, 13 injured. But it could have been much worse if Clark had not been on the scene and armed.