WHY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD BE PART OF THE MLAT REFORM PROCESS

By: Bryan Cunningham, Senior Advisor at The Chertoff Group

Source: Government Executive 

God forbid. You're an Assistant District Attorney in the midst of a case when gunfire erupts in the offices of a local magazine headquartered in your city which recently satirized ISIS. In "retaliation," terrorists have executed a dozen magazine employees although most had nothing to do with the offending column. Your top cops and prosecutors are immediately on the trail, but the gunmen disappear into the underworld of Europe. Your citizens demand swift justice and exemplary police work traces your perpetrators to social media accounts housed on servers in France. Time being of the essence, you quickly request vital evidence from the French social media companies before the killers' trail goes cold.

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