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Monsignor Meth E-mail
Written by APB Staff   

“Forgive me Father for I have sinned.” “Hey buddy, I feel your pain but I’m looking at some serious hard time here. Try the next confessional.” According to the Associated Press, a federal grand jury in Connecticut has indicted a former Roman Catholic priest and four other people in an alleged drug operation involving shipments of methamphetamine from California.

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Sheriff advocates DIY public safety E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

There are some folks who think all Americans should be armed at all times. But the question that emerges from that view is why would we need police if everyone can provide their own protection? According to a recent article posted on Raw Story, a Wisconsin sheriff is getting some push back from other public officials for a radio commercial he did telling residents not to wait for authorities to help them and to arm themselves for protection.

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Growing up on crime and punishment E-mail
Written by Jose Torres   

If you’ve got a big chunk of change invested in private prisons, news of falling crime rates might not exactly be music to your ears. After all, less crime and fewer prisoners equals smaller returns on investment when it comes to for-profit prisons. But for the old-fashioned county lockup and state prison, it’s not just less crime that’s freeing up a lot of cells and beds, it’s also the result of get-smart criminal justice reforms.

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Church and state and DHS E-mail
Written by Jose Torres   

Does the First Amendment of the Constitution guarantee freedom of religion or freedom from religion? Some say both, others say one or the other while others say neither. Whatever the case may be, one thing is clear— in Kentucky, a homeland security law requires the state’s citizens to acknowledge the security provided by the Almighty God or risk 12 months in prison.

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So how was the shift there Sarge? E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

Sgt. Tommy Carchidi received the first call about 10 p.m. as Sandy hit land. "Our command post was already gone," Carchidi told reporters with the New York Daily News. "A boulder had ripped into it and flooded the whole precinct house. So when I got the call that two people were trapped in a submerging white van on Mermaid Ave. and W. 37th St. I started wading and then swimming that way through the eight -foot floodwaters from Sea Gate." Sgt. Carchidi works for the Sea Gate Police Department.

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