Portland Police Chief's Trip to Israeli Terrorism Conference Stirs Controversy

(Oregonian) - Maxine Bernstein Several local Muslim leaders objected to Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker's upcoming trip to Israel to attend a terrorism security conference. Kroeker is one of 38 police chiefs and FBI officials at a four-day conference in Tel Aviv called United Against Terror: Law Enforcement in the Era of Global Terror. The conference, sponsored by Israel Police, will include workshops on identifying sleeper terror cells, drawing public support for the fight against terror, and coping with the aftermath of a terrorist attack. Kroeker said he wants to get ideas on how they're dealing with terrorism because 9/11 showed the potential of attacks on U.S. soil.

2003-01-10 00:00:00

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