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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 29, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Police reform meeting canceled/rescheduled 

A previously scheduled meeting to discuss Spokane police reform and an update of its progress was canceled on Monday afternoon due to an absent chief of Police. Due to a scheduling conflict, chief of Police Frank Straub was unable to attend the Public Safety Committee…

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America's violent crime rate keeps falling 

You'd never know it from watching TV these days but America's violent crime rate is continuing its plunge. The latest FBI stats, released today, show the number of murders, robberies, rapes and other felony assaults fell 3.8 percent nationwide in 2011, the fifth straight decline…

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