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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael P. Downing
The head of the Los Angeles Police Department's intelligence and special operations unit said the federal government's efforts to share intelligence with state and local law enforcement agencies needs to be improved.
Police are using a combination of aggressive spy operations and community outreach to counter what Deputy Police Chief Michael P. Downing called the growing threat of Mumbai-style terrorist attacks — car bombings and small-arms-equipped suicide teams.
"Radicalization of even a small fraction of this population holds high consequence for Americans and innocent people around the world," said Deputy Chief Michael P. Downing, commander of counterterrorism for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Mr. Downing said in an interview that he has been working to "de-federalize and decentralize this intelligence system."