They're armed with guns and badges, but are they trained? Faced with shortages, some local police forces are taking advantage of grace periods that allow new officers to delay academy training — for up to two years in some states.
The purpose of President Bush's weeklong trip to Latin America is to focus on social development to reduce poverty there, but his proposed 2008 budget actually cuts aid to the region — a detail that hasn't gone unnoticed.
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