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Delaware crime: More arrests in alleged burglary ring (from Delaware Online)

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“Three more suspects in what authorities say is a widespread ring linked to more than 100 burglaries in New Castle County and Pennsylvania have been arrested, police said Tuesday.  Two other suspects are being sought.  According to court records, all the suspects had ties to the Wilmington Job Corps, where they were either students or graduates.

After a spike in burglaries around the county in December and January, investigators got their first break in the case with the arrest of a woman about three months ago, said county police Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. Investigations led authorities to seek student information from officials at the federally funded job program, operated by Management & Training Corp. in Centerville, Utah, where they were rebuffed. Officials at the job program cited “Privacy Act protected information.”

Because the center would not comply with the state subpoena, issued by the state Attorney General’s Office on Feb. 9, it set the investigation back “weeks,” Navarro said.

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  1. Drew says:

    Why weren’t these students in class or trade at that time of the day? Or maybe they were at WBL.

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  2. Watergate says:

    Judgung from all the postings this week one can conclude that corruption and cover ups in Job Corps goes all the way through the top. Why they refused to comply with the subponeas, becuase the corrupt people in the Job Corps system think that they are above the law. I don’t buy the DOL’s story that the police wanted all of the student’s records.

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  3. juanita says:

    i simply do not get how they can ignore supeonas, someone explain that please.

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    • Today’s post detailing the newly updated article from “Delaware Online” attempts to explain why Job Corps refused to comply the subpoena.

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    • Patrick says:

      The Regional Director stated that the subpoena was “overly broad” in that all student names for the last two yrs were to be turned over to law enforcement. They were not targeting specific students and so all of the students would have been subject to this investigation, violating their rights to privacy.

      This case is akin to the Connecticut Librarian situation in 2005 when the FBI through a “national security letter”, demanded patron information on a broad level that would be pertinent to an investigation. The librarians refused because it violated their patrons’ rights to privacy. In this case a government agency was demanding information under the Patriot Act from the librarians. There was no prior judicial approval as is the case with such letters, and it left no choice for the Library Association other than to file a lawsuit challenging the validity of the request.

      The Job Corps case also involved an overly broad request and a person’s right to privacy, but it is ironic that here a Federal agency is arguing for the students’ privacy rights instead of against it: however, this is not a case of alleged “terrorism” against our country.

      Even though I feel that the Job Corps system is rife with fraud, I think the Regional Director was correct in arguing that the request was overly broad and not complying with the subpoena. Perhaps she could have responded more quickly, but we know how long things take to get done, especially when the government is involved.

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