Monthly Archives: September 2004

48 Hours

The past 48 hours have been busy. The South Central Drug Investigations Unit, working with Rice County law enforcement agencies initiated search and arrest warrants in Faribault and Northfield in connection with an ongoing investigation involving drugs, gang activity and … Continue reading

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Cops No More

I found this article in the Miami Herald that reports on what appears to be the end of the funding of the COPS Program. The program actually started with President George H.W. Bush’s Administration, it was modified by the Clinton … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence

This article from the Los Angeles Times provides a graphic reminder that domestic violence is a nice way of describing brutality against helpless victims. Domestic is no less an act of violence than a stranger attacking another. This article does … Continue reading

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Noteworthy Items

A number of news items caught my eye the past couple days of which I thought you might be interested. CNN published an article on their web sight about a bogus 911 call of a 4 year old in distress. … Continue reading

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The Future of Law Enforcement

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been involved in the process to eventually hire an individual to replace a police officer position that has been vacant for some time. Northfield’s process is unique in that it involves members of the … Continue reading

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Around The Block 9-20-04

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Student Pledge Against Handgun Violence

Here is another web location of interest. October 20th will mark the Day of National Concern about young people and gun violence. The Pledge encourages young people to take a proactive stance in reducing gun violence. You can go to … Continue reading

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Meth

I happened to catch the end of the 9:00 p.m. news on Fox Channel 9 tonight and watched the piece they did on meth. There was a video of two young men using meth. I watched them transform from individual … Continue reading

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Back to School

For the first time in many years, I found myself rushing to find classes, looking at a class schedule and hoping I would make it before the bell rang. Nope, it wasn’t a dream either. My wife and I participated … Continue reading

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Forum

Yesterday, (Saturday) morning, I was invited by the Northfield League of Women Voters to participate in a discussion of the impact, if any, of the USA PATRIOT Act. The acronym stands for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools … Continue reading

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