posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 11:00 PM
Tens of thousands of Kenyan immigrants live in the NYC area.
NYPD wants to know how Shabaab terrorists take over malls, and how not to respond
Those seem like causes for "compelling interest" if you think that way.
So, does every city, or even just every major city...get to send their own investigators and police teams to any spot in the world where an incident
has happened, which may have overlap to some future local event?
......or do we have a Federal Government for things of that nature?
The Federal Government doesn't do what city PDs do. The feds don't answer the 9-1-1 phone. The Feds "develop investigations" of organized criminal
activity, once they detect a pattern. The responders to the twin towers were local cops and local firefighters, not FBI and FEMA.
Dallas PD and Houston PD helped the US army in occupied Iraq; helped them install laptops in humvees, and more importantly shared software, for
processing detainees more quickly----it pisses off the locals LESS when you release them within 2 minutes, instead of waiting half an hour for a cop
to type in your papers and identification. The army wasn't equipped/trained to do police work in Baghdad, so a reservist cop asked his wife to mail
him some laptops. When his brother officers back in the states heard about it, they got the sofware set up to enter arabic names and info.
Likewise, the NLETS (national law enforcement telecommunication network) that keeps the states' criminal records is administered by the states
themselves, in a states-paid-for facility in Arizona. The FBI is just another "guest" on the system. And Canada uses our NLETS as another guest,
and posts stolen vehicle info there, as well as using the database to check for stolen American cars found in Canada or at the border (as well as
It is the upside of state sovereignty. There are somethings that state (and local) law enforcement does better than the feds. They share that
expertise with other entities sometimes, for the sake of justice.
edit on 15-12-2013 by tovenar because: (no reason given)