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House Proceeding 06-23-08 on Jun 23rd, 2008 :: 0:40:52 to 0:43:30
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Al Green

0:40:40 to 0:40:52( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: that they have throughout this country. we should s understand that while sometimes the trend is to say that if something's a serious crime it's a federal crime unless the f.b.i. gets involved

Daniel E. Lungren

0:40:52 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: it's not important, it's not going to be handled well. there are well over 90%, 95% of all crime is investigated and prosecuted at the local and state level not theve federal level. that's

Daniel E. Lungren

0:40:52 to 0:43:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Daniel E. Lungren

Daniel E. Lungren

0:41:08 to 0:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: why these grants work very, very well when it encourages a multijurisdictional approach. where you can find the abilities, the differing abilities of different agencies and departments

Daniel E. Lungren

0:41:20 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: coming together to work with one another law enforcement -- one normente. law enforcement officials remain committed in preventing crime and keeping our communities safe and their efforts should

Daniel E. Lungren

0:41:32 to 0:41:44( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: be applauded. additional steps need to be taken in order to continue to address the issue of crime. during the past few months, representatives from various law enforcement associations visited me and my

Daniel E. Lungren

0:41:44 to 0:41:54( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: colleagues to discuss the byrne j.a.g. funding. they have spoken with near unanimity about the important role byrne j.a.g. funding plays in aiding their efforts to accomplish their law enforcement

Daniel E. Lungren

0:41:54 to 0:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: mission. congress plays an important role in supporting state and local law enforcement by continuing to re-authorize the program at appropriate levels. however we should not in any way suggest

Daniel E. Lungren

0:42:05 to 0:42:18( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: that the federal government has the first responsibility for funding local and state law enforcement. that remains with local and state jurisdictions. and frankly if they don't understand

Daniel E. Lungren

0:42:18 to 0:42:33( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: the priority, the first priority of government to try and create a modicum of safety and security for the people of those jurisdictions so that they can live their lives in some sense of security,

Daniel E. Lungren

0:42:33 to 0:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: not having to worry about violent criminals upsetting their lives, attacking them and their loved ones, if local and state jurisdictions don't understand that, frankly they don't understand the first

Daniel E. Lungren

0:42:47 to 0:43:03( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: obligation of government. so why we should assist and why we wholeheartedly support this funding program, let us ensure that the local and state level those representatives are hemmed responsible by the

Daniel E. Lungren

0:43:03 to 0:43:11( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: people who elect them to ensure that the first priority of government is achieved. a modicum of safety and security for the people of the jurisdictions that they find themselves in. with that i

Daniel E. Lungren

0:43:11 to 0:43:30( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the -- reserves. e the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. conyers: thank

John Jr.Conyers

0:43:30 to 0:43:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: you, madam speaker. i couldn't concur more with the speaker, our friend from georgia, hank johnson, and a distinguished member of the judiciary committee who's been attorney general in the

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