While local police can in theory refuse to share arrest data with immigration authorities by enrolling in Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Secure Communities" program, so far, the process exists only on paper.
The problems facing today's inner city students, particularly those with behavioral and emotional problems, are innumerable and daunting. The Linden Center is an example of a program that attempts to deal with these problems.
Given how difficult hitting the target in police-action shootings is for law enforcement officers who are highly trained, it seems clear that more guns, in more inexperienced hands, are not likely to improve tense situations.
In a town that seems to make such a fuss about its historical value and acceptance of all kinds of people, it seems that certain historical lessons are not taught in the police academy or upheld at the local paper.