Monday, December 10, 2007

After boosting Israel, Barnett Jones is appointed Police Chief by Ann Arbor City Council

A month after his prominent role in this boost-Israel event, Barnett Jones was appointed Police Chief by the Ann Arbor, Michigan City Council...

Several months after that, an Ann Arbor police officer physically tortured a physician sympathetic to Palestinian human rights. As soon as the physician filed a complaint with Jones' police department, she was criminally charged, then put on trial for speaking against police violence. The jury declared the physician to be "Not Guilty", in December 2007.


"Michigan, Israel Explore Economic Partnerships at MSU Hillel Forum"

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Photo: "Police Chief Barnett Jones (from left) speaks with MSU students Jordan Weiss and Cole Freeman at the recent Israel forum".

April 10, 2006

"...The forum featured a diverse platform of speakers who spoke with students about the need to strengthen the relationship between Michigan and Israel, the war on terrorism and improving homeland security. Two of the speakers, Israeli Minister of Economic Affairs Ron Dermer and Sterling Heights (Mich.) Police Chief Barnett Jones, said they believe Michigan can learn from the State of Israel.

Jones, with more than 30 years in law enforcement, said he is a strong supporter of the United States' fight against global terrorism and feels a more proactive approach is needed. While traveling to Israel for a training mission in April 2005 with other police chiefs from around the country, he said he immediately noticed the different strategies Israeli police apply to searching for terrorists.

" 'Israel has taken proactive steps,' Jones said. '
The U.S. has a long way to go to learn how to balance the need to protect individual rights and public safety for the greater good. ' "