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OPINION
January 27, 2007
Re " 'Do you know who I am?' " editorial, Jan. 22 I fail to see the big deal in holding a badge that is only provided in return for political favors. Other than the examples of misuse you cited, what does one do with such a badge? I carried a real badge and credentials for most of the 28 years I served as a special agent for a branch of the Department of Defense, and if I wasn't on official business, both remained in my desk at the office. I suggest that if a badge is given out, it be encased in Lucite and accompanied by a suitably inscribed plaque for open display.
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NEWS
January 31, 1987
The body of a young, 20-foot Pacific gray whale was discovered entangled in a gill net about a quarter-mile off the Palos Verdes coast, the National Marine Fisheries Service said. "We are attempting to determine the owner of the net," said Charles Clark, a special agent for the fisheries service. Since the Pacific gray whale is an endangered species, the owner of the net could face criminal or civil sanctions, Clark said.
NEWS
November 29, 1986 | Associated Press
The U.S. Customs Service on Friday fined Avianca, the Colombian national airline, $4.7 million after 293 pounds of cocaine were discovered in a shipment of flowers, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent said. The drug was found Thursday in four of 2,500 cartons of roses and carnations, special agent Jack Hook said. Customs agents at Miami International Airport check flower shipments by pushing probing rods through the boxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2008 | Sam Quinones
Federal and local authorities arrested 38 gang members and confiscated dozens of weapons in South Los Angeles this week, the culmination of two investigations into increased violence in the Baldwin Village neighborhood early this year, officials said. The arrests of members of the Black P-Stone Bloods and Rollin' 20s Crips occurred in early-morning raids Wednesday and Thursday, said John Torres, special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The gang members were booked on a variety of narcotics and firearms charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Authorities are searching for a man who shot an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Friday afternoon near Sacramento. The special agent, who was not identified, was shot about 3 p.m. while working with investigators from the Roseville Police Department, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agent was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, the agency said. The gunman fled and remained at large Friday afternoon. Roseville is about 18 miles from Sacramento.
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