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Officer’s Inability To Determine Whether The Paper Affixed To The Defendant’s Window Of His Vehicle Was A Valid Temporary Registration Card Constituted Reasonable Suspicion For Traffic Stop

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided the two issues of: (1) whether a police officer had reasonable suspicion to conduct a traffic stop because he could not determine whether the paper in the rear window of the defendant’s vehicle was in fact a valid temporary paper registration card, and (2) whether a dog sniff around the exterior of the defendant’s apartment door violated the Fourth Amendment.

This case involves defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained during: (1) a traffic stop of his vehicle on October 7, 2010, and (2) a search of his apartment on December 21, 2010.

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September 27 BBQ Benefits ICE Foundation

This Saturday, September 27, Women in Homeland Security (WHS) is hosting a BBQ Cook-Off in Alexandria, Virginia. The event is being held at the U.S. Coast Guard TISCOM location in Alexandria.

All proceeds from the event, which includes teams competing in a BBQ competition, live music, kids activities, and more, benefit the ICE Foundation.

WHS is a non-profit organization with a mission to build the homeland security community. It brings together women (and men) in federal, state, and local homeland security roles, along with the private sector. The ICE Foundation provides broad-based support for the men and women of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), their families and communities, in their mission to provide homeland security and public safety.

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Bill to Dismantle ATF Introduced

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On September 17th, the latest attempt to disband the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) began, as U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced a bill that would eliminate the agency and give its duties to a number of other agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Treasury Department. FEDagent reported in July on Rep. Sensenbrenner’s intent to introduce the legislation.

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Ride & Run to Remember - October 11-12, 2014

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U.S. Marshals Service Marks 225 Years of Service

GEICO’s Good Stuff is a column series highlighting great stuff happening in the federal community.

September 24 marked the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency.

“When President George Washington appointed the first 13 U.S. Marshals on Sept. 24, 1789, his pen marked the creation of an agency that has since played a role in virtually every facet of the nation’s federal judiciary during times of crisis and times of peace,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton.

The USMS force is comprised of 5,400 deputies and civil servants to carry out the agency’s mission. Those individuals carry out operational and administrative duties that include apprehending fugitives, housing and transporting prisoners, protecting witnesses and federal judges, and managing and selling seized assets.

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