14 hours ago – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf also headed to the airport, sending the message, “You are welcome here,” to the detained immigrants.
Jan 16, 2015 – DOJ said Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services gave illegal aliens benefits under three welfare programs: Medicaid, Temporary …
Aug 4, 2016 – Freehold Borough will be allowed to expand to its schools to accommodate a growing number of children of immigrants living in the country illegally. … TRENTON — New Jersey’s education commissioner has nullified two voter … the average homeowner would have faced a $278 property tax increase.
Sep 24, 2015 – Immigrant wave and Freehold school money crisis …. At one point considered the downtown of western Monmouth County, Freehold has since become a hub for mostly law … Where many New Jersey communities have struggled with … Voters, weary of high taxes in this working-class town, twice rejected a …
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“I will vote against [Sen. Jeff Sessions’] nomination to be our next Attorney General.”
By Jonathan Easley – 01/09/17 01:41 PM EST
Police and law enforcement officials are backing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Donald Trump‘s pick to lead the Department of Justice.
Law enforcement groups view Sessions as someone who will bring a “police-first” mentality to Justice that they say was absent during President Obama’s eight years in office.
In Sessions, they see a traditional law-and-order style enforcer who they believe will repair the relationship between the feds and local police that has grown frosty in the Obama administration. Continue reading
Driver who shot at Arizona officer was in US illegally, investigators say
Published January 17, 2017
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A driver who shot and killed an illegal immigrant who was attacking an Arizona state trooper on the side of a highway last week believes God put him there to save the officer’s life, police revealed Monday.
“He knows that he did the right thing,” said Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Continue reading
Updated: January 12, 2017 — 12:49 PM EST
by Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU @AngelasInk
HARRISBURG – In a move likely to spark controversy, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker has quietly scrapped the agency’s long-held practice of administering lie-detector tests to its recruits.
State Police officials confirmed this week that applicants vying to become state troopers will no longer undergo polygraph testing as part of an extensive background check that helps determine their acceptance into the State Police Academy.
A spokesman for the State Police would not say why Blocker ordered the change. Continue reading
Amid protests and calls for reform, how police view their jobs, key issues and recent fatal encounters between blacks and police
Police work has always been hard. Today police say it is even harder. In a new Pew Research Center national survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform, majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks, and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties. Continue reading