U.S. Police Officials Visit 'Epicenter of Terrorism'
Israel has been struggling in recent years to defend itself against suicide bombings that have killed scores of people on buses, in restaurants and in other crowded public places. So this week 33 senior law enforcement officials from the United States and Canada — including D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer and top FBI officials — came here to learn how authorities deal with the violence and the public’s reaction to it. “It is the epicenter of terrorism, and we’re learning how to apply what the Israelis have learned, based on their experiences,” said Van. A. Harp, head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, who is among those attending a four-day law enforcement conference. The conference ended today. Full Story