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John Amaya

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Fear, the Abuse of Power, and the Need for Immigration Reform

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 10:13 AM

Many of my law enforcement contacts have been struggling with this issue: How can they effectively protect the public from real threats when a certain segment of their communities will not speak up out of fear of deportation?

There is abundant evidence of the negative impact that the outsourcing...

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After Fatal Beating, Racial Tension, and Police Corruption, Shenandoah Inches toward Justice

(10) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 5:08 PM

In Shenandoah, PA, the community is inching its way toward justice.

Three federal indictments that include commission of a hate crime, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, official misconduct, and extortion have been recently handed down by a federal grand jury in the case of the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez....

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