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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

New York Reviews Courthouse Security Measures

According to the New York Post, in a review of courthouse security measures, city officials in New York City reported that in the last year, over 8,375 guns, 29,347 knives, and 25,000 scissors and razor blades were confiscated by court security officers during metal detector screenings taken in the city's 28 state courthouses.  In the State of New York, last year also brought over 400 fights, 12 attempted escapes by prisoners, 130 threats to judges, and 385 arrests for assault.  Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lipman says the statistics show not only "the danger, [but] also the comfort people can take from the fact that the job is being done." More... [Mark Godsey]

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