March 23rd, 20180STAFFORD, VA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy graduated the first Arab American law enforcement executive.
On March 16, Mike Jaafar, chief of operations of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, graduated from the FBI's National Academy, a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement...
November 3rd, 20170DEARBORN HEIGHTS— Back in May, The AANews spoke to Dearborn Heights Police Chief Lee Gavin about the lack of Arab American interest in the police force.
At the time, Gavin said that they barely apply.
"We've had meetings ," he said. "Right now, in all the law enforcement agencies in the area, there are a total lack of...
October 27th, 20170
DEARBORN HEIGHTS — The main races in the November 7 election are between incumbent Mayor Dan Paletko and challenger Lisa Hicks-Clayton, and also for the four open City Council seats.
Paletko has been mayor since 2004. He came in first in the Aug. 8 primary election, with about 1,000 votes more than Hicks-Clayton.
In the City...
September 14th, 20170DEARBORN— During his campaign, President Trump promised to revoke former President Obama’s executive order that demilitarized local police to remilitarize them once again— reportedly for their own and their communities’ safety.
Only two weeks ago, Trump issued an executive order that rescinded Obama’s.
Obama’s order had...
May 19th, 20170DEARBORN HEIGHTS — As the Arab American community continues to grow in Dearborn Heights, the city hopes to recruit more representatives to its police department.
Recently, a fourth Arab American was added to the police force, which comprises 82 police officers in total.
Chief Lee Gavin expressed concerns that none...
May 19th, 20170SAN FRANCISCO — Immigrant rights advocates say that despite the cloud of fear hanging over communities in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, there is also a growing and increasingly organized resistance.
"We are seeing an increase in the number of people apprehended for removal," Melissa Chua, immigration director of...
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