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Gun Policy News, 12 March 2002

United States

12 March 2002

Arizona Republic

Buoyed by the success of a crime program in Richmond, Va., Phoenix law enforcement officials will launch a new crackdown against criminals who carry guns. The effort, Project Safe Neighborhoods, will target guns and violence and will result in tough mandatory sentences, many of them in out-of-state federal prisons. Phoenix Police Chief Harold Hurtt said on Monday his department will be the first Arizona agency to embrace the national program, which was announced this... (

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United States

12 March 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In the wake of last year's terrorist attacks, Americans widely acknowledged that sacrificing some personal liberties in the name of homeland security was a necessary evil. But now, even some law enforcement officers say that things may be going too far. Several off-duty police officers and sheriff's deputies recently have been barred from KeyArena, Husky Stadium and the Stadium Exhibition Center all public, big-event venues in Seattle after security personnel learned... (

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