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Resource ID: #24517
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
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Date: 04/05/2009; 04/06/2009; 10/25/2009; 11/01/2009; 11/02/2009; 11/19/2009; 11/29/2009; 12/27/2009; 12/30/2009

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The San Jose police are the most aggressive city in California when it comes to misdemeanor crimes and the arrests. They have the largest per capita of arrests in the state and many of these arrests are for petty crimes or resisting arrest where no crime was actually involved. Many of these crimes involve the attitude of those being arrested, public intoxication without proper tests, and disturbing the peace. A number of these arrests are based on color and a great deal of force was used in these arrests.

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