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    DLC | New Dem Of The Week | September 17, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Janet Napolitano
    Last week, the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced the winners of the 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards. Six government initiatives were honored, one of which was the Getting Ready: Keeping Communities Safe program, created by the Arizona Department of Corrections. The program is just one of many innovative programs implemented in Arizona since Gov. Janet Napolitano took office in 2003.

    DLC | New Dem Of The Week | May 21, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Michael Nutter
    For more than a decade, we saw dramatic reductions in crime rates across the country. Now, crime rates in many major cities are again on the rise. Upon his election as mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter declared community safety one of his top priorities.

    DLC | New Dem Of The Week | April 16, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Chris Gregoire
    Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a criminal gang measure into law in order to help combat growing gang violence in her state.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | September 29, 2004
    How to Kill an Idea
    Like the recent decision by the Republican congressional leadership to let another initiative strongly supported by police officers, the assault gun ban, go to its grave, the assault on COPS represents the triumph of ideology over ideas, and of partisanship over policies that work.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 8, 2004
    The Return of Rising Crime Rates
    By Jose Cerda III
    During the Clinton administration, fighting crime was a top priority. But the Bush administration has put the fight against crime on the back burner. Not surprisingly, crime has started to rise again.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2003
    First Responders Last
    By Rob Lott
    Firefighters and EMS workers aren't getting the funds they need. And many are working two and three jobs.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 8, 2003
    Cop Crunch
    By Jose Cerda III
    A new DLC study shows that the Bush administration is hollowing out our police forces. While the White House refuses to adequately fund first responders, police face rising crime and terror threats. That's why we need a new vision of law enforcement that makes police key players in homeland security.

    DLC | Briefing | April 8, 2003
    Cop Out: City-by-City Survey Results
    City-by-city data for the 44 major urban police departments surveyed in "Cop Out: The Soldiers Bush Forgot," by DLC senior policy adviser Jose Cerda III, a report illustrating the extent of America's cop crunch.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | March 3, 2003
    Bush Blasts Congress for Failing to Rob Paul to Pay Paul
    Republicans at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are clearly determined to push state and local law enforcement to the wall at a time when they are not only assuming enormous new homeland security duties, but are also dealing with rising crime rates.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 11, 2003
    Bill Bratton's New Challenge: Los Angeles
    By Rob Lott
    Can the police chief who turned around New York and Boston work his magic in gang-riddled L.A.?

    DLC | New Dem Daily | October 31, 2002
    Bratton Lays Down the Law
    In appointing William Bratton as the new chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Mayor James Hahn clearly wanted an "impact player" for the LAPD, and it looks like that's what he's got.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | October 29, 2002
    Making a Federal Case Out of Rising Crime
    It's time for the news media and Democrats to begin holding the Administration accountable for severe negligence in the face of rising crime.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | February 1, 2002
    Idea of the Week: Universal Post-Prison Supervision
    Now that post-prison supervision has been untangled from the controversy about short sentences, it's time to take it seriously again, and ensure that law enforcement agencies are able to keep tabs on those most likely to commit crimes in the future.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
    Crime and Punishment
    By Fred Siegel
    A review of four recently released books dealing with crime and incarceration.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | March 5, 2001
    End Racial Profiling Now, Not Later
    We're glad the President and the Attorney General have condemned racial profiling. But ending it -- now, not later -- means admitting the problem and its roots, and by all means, avoiding decisions that will tempt cops across the country to continue racial profiling, out of blindness and futility as much as racism.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 7, 2001
    Crime Story: The Digital Age
    By John D. Cohen
    Harnessing new technologies to community policing.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | December 7, 2000
    Tragedy in Black and Blue
    The New Jersey State Police last week released 91,000 pages of documents related to the racial profiling controversy that has bedeviled the Garden State for the last few years. The documents paint a picture that further underscores the need for a strategy to replace the deplorable practice of "racial profiling" with a system of "criminal profiling."

    DLC | The New Democrat | August 1, 2000
    Repairing the Social Fabric
    By David Osborne and Peter Plastrik
    An excerpt from "The Reinventor's Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government."

    DLC | New Dem Daily | July 14, 2000
    Idea of the Week: Computer Mapping For Public Services
    Early this year, newly elected Mayor Martin O'Malley of Baltimore decided to replicate "ComStat," a computerized system first developed in New York to display, in near "real-time," exactly where crimes are occurring. But when O'Malley and his staff watched ComStat in action, they had a simple but very important insight: why stop with policing? Why not use computer mapping to revolutionize other city services as well?

    DLC Update | March 6, 2000
    Bad Policing, Big Scandals
    Bad policing tactics lead to tragic results, and a breakdown of public faith in their uniformed defenders.

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