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Old 12-05-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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Daily Hampshire Gazette
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
'Cancellation of Israel trip draws criticism and praise '


criticism:
“There seems to be a significant anti-Israel bias”

"“This is [was] a trip organized by the Anti-Defamation League”

"Paul Redstone, from Northampton, said he felt that the information from the training could be valuable'



praise:
"movement to boycott Israel is important"
--- Sut Jhally, of Northampton

https://www.gazettenet.com/Locals-ex...-trip-21960960
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:15 AM
 
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At least it isn't about POT, wror.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:20 AM
 
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At least it isn't about POT, wror.
Don't you live in Northampton? What is the deal with this? It does seem a little bizarre.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:00 AM
 
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I do. Tempest in a teapot, IMO, but I'll investigate.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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I do. Tempest in a teapot, IMO, but I'll investigate.
Teapot? It always comes back to pot, doesn't it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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Ooh, you caught my hidden joke!
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:15 PM
 
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So: what I'm hearing about the trip is that it was about training the chief of police in anti-terrorism. It was indeed funded by the Anti-Defamation League. Regardless of funding, since we don't have any terrorism in Northampton, and are not likely to have any, I'm fine with the chief not going.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:54 PM
 
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since we don't have any terrorism in Northampton, and are not likely to have any,
Disgusting. But typical "Happy Valley" thought...

Any word on why it was cancelled?
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: New England
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Israel's anti terrorism policing involves profiling and extreme vetting based off of race and religion. I understand why teaching MA cops that would be controversial.

And any way there might be other reasons other then political ones why cancelling the Israel trip would make sense. Israel is far, going there is expensive. I'm sure closer departments, like the NYPD, have anti terrorism experience.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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So: what I'm hearing about the trip is that it was about training the chief of police in anti-terrorism. It was indeed funded by the Anti-Defamation League. Regardless of funding, since we don't have any terrorism in Northampton, and are not likely to have any, I'm fine with the chief not going.
All of that was in the article.

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Israel's anti terrorism policing involves profiling and extreme vetting based off of race and religion. I understand why teaching MA cops that would be controversial.
I agree.
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