May 2013: '“If you look at auto theft, it has really plummeted in this country because technology has advanced so much and the manufacturers recognize the importance of it,” said Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit group focused on improving police techniques. “The cellphone industry has for the most part been in denial. For whatever reasons, it has been slow to move.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/technology/cellphone-thefts-grow-but-the-industry-looks-the-other-way.html
August 2011: '“This program at its heart is about serious offenders,” Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum and the task force’s chairman, said Thursday. “I don’t think there is any question that a number of people being caught up in the system don’t fit the criteria of serious offender.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/us/politics/26immig.html
November 2001: "The interest by local law enforcement agencies in maintaining good relations with community residents has created a natural tension with the directive, said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, a group in Washington. "The police want to help," he said, "but they need to be able to explain to their communities what they are doing.""http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/22/national/22POLI.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Organization Dec 29, 2005
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 01, 2013 Cellphone Thefts Grow, but the Industry Looks the Other Way
QUOTE: new nationwide database for stolen cellphones, which tracks a phone’s unique identifying number to prevent it from being activated, theoretically discouraging thefts. But police officials say the database has not helped....Some law enforcement authorities, though, say there is a bigger issue — that carriers and handset makers have little incentive to fix the problem.
New York Times Aug 25, 2011 Meant to Ease Fears of Deportation Program, Federal Hearings Draw Anger
QUOTE: A task force set up by the Obama administration to ease political tensions over a deportation program has held the last of four public hearings, which instead served largely to galvanize vocal protests against the policy....
New York Times Apr 14, 2011 Spending Agreement Hurts Police and Fire Agencies
QUOTE: A program that helps cash-starved cities hire police officers… was cut by $52 million... The new budget agreement caps the amount of money that can be awarded at levels well below the true cost of a firefighter’s salary and fringe benefits.
New York Times Nov 22, 2001 Police Are Split On Questioning of Mideast Men
QUOTE: Mr. Ashcroft announced the plan to find and interview 5,000 men, most of whom hail from Middle Eastern countries....the plan has prompted a kind of role reversal, with the police now the guardians of civil liberties, instead of being criticized for violating them.
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