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Monday, March 15, 1999

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  • New York Protests Police Killing of Amadou Diallo

    Expressing concern that recent police misconduct could undermine the fight against crime, President Clinton this weekend proposed improved training and other steps to restore the "bonds of trust" between the public and law enforcement.

  • Sexual Abuse of Women in U.S. Prisons

    The Justice Department’s latest prison head count has determined that the number of American adults imprisoned has more than doubled over the past 12 years, reaching its highest level ever last year.

  • Y2K Preparedness

    We are hearing a lot these days about Y2K. This month, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a bill to limit lawsuits that the public could bring against companies for Y2K glitches. Congress is also considering whether to limit employers’ liability as well if, for instance, the employer is late in issuing paychecks due to computer problems caused by the change in the millennium.