Feds to Investigate Long Island Hate Crimes; Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Prison May Take a Year

By The News Jan 13, 2009

Justice Dept. to Investigate Assault on Latinos "Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into reports of a string of assaults against Latinos on Long Island, and are weighing whether to begin an inquiry into the Suffolk County Police Department’s handling of such crimes." New York Times. Experts Warn Bad Economy May Fuel Hate Groups "Analysts are warning that the threat from hate groups and splinter organizations connected to the Klan should not be underestimated, especially at a time of economic unrest." Washington Post. Bellaire Leaders Discuss Shooting "The city has acknowledged that there have been a few complaints of racial profiling over the years, but the assistant police chief said he doesn’t believe that’s the reason behind the Tolan shooting. " KHOU. Obama Plans to Close Gitmo, But Not Sure When President-elect Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order on his first full day in office directing the closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, but experts say it is likely to take many months, perhaps as long as a year, to empty the prison. New York Times.