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The State

December 19, 1985

By a 10-1 vote, the San Jose City Council has turned down a U.S. State Department request that the city's Police Department help train Third World police in counter-terrorism techniques. Most council members opposing the proposal, which was supported by Police Chief Joseph McNamara, said they fear that it would tie the city to repressive political regimes in Latin America. State Department spokesman Michael Kraft said San Jose was the first city to reject the 2-year-old training program. He said a dozen cities, including Los Angeles and Miami, have trained officers for the program.

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