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Police Departments Don't Want INS Duties

May 8, 2002
Police fear working as quasi-INS agents will keep some people from reporting crimes committed against them.

Gun Rights for Individuals Broadened

May 8, 2002
The Bush administration has told the Supreme Court that it believes the Constitution protects an individual's right to possess firearms. This is a first. It reverses decades of Justice Department policy.

Federal WTC Report Says Fireproofing Needed

May 1, 2002
Improved fireproofing "hardened" to withstand the catastrophic impact of a plane should be included in high-risk buildings in the wake of the World Trade Center collapse, a federal study says.

Mo. Concealed Weapons Bill Approved by House

May 1, 2002
Despite a statewide vote rejecting it, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation that allows Missouri sheriffs to issue permits for concealed weapons.

Unsatisfied Starbucks Robbers Serve Coffee

May 1, 2002
Not satisfied with the amount of money they found in a Starbucks safe, two robbers allegedly filled coffee orders and pocketed the proceeds.

House Votes to Split Up INS

April 27, 2002
After years of frustration, the House voted to overhaul the Immigration and Naturalization Service, splitting up its law enforcement and service roles into separate bureaus within the Justice Department.

Some Call Fla. Trooper Weight Loss Bonus 'Bogus'

April 24, 2002
Florida Highway Patrol Officers must lose weight to be eligible for a $500 bonus this year. And some on the 1,600-member force are not very happy.

Atlanta PD Test Drives Segway Scooter

April 24, 2002
Atlanta's finest unveiled a battalion of Segway Human Transporter vehicles Tuesday. The battery-powered, two-wheeled scooters can top out at 15 mph.

Bank Robberies on Rise as FBI Shifts Focus

April 24, 2002
Bank robbery is on the rise across the nation, especially the more violent versions of it. Yet the Federal Bureau of Investigation is distracted by a bigger battle: the war on terrorism.

Judge Supports Ore. Assisted Suicide Law

April 17, 2002
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Justice Department lacks the authority to overturn an Oregon law that allows physician-assisted suicides, the only law of its kind in the nation.
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