Twelve Tribes Selected for Participation in Program Enhancing Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases
The Department of Justice has selected an additional 12 federally recognized Tribes to participate in the expansion of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP), a program that provides tribal governments with means to access, enter and exchange data with national crime information systems, including those maintained by the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division and the states. “Timely access to federal criminal information can help protect domestic violence victims, place foster children in safe conditions, solve crimes and apprehend fugitives on tribal land, among other important uses,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. “Increasing tribal access to criminal databases is a priority of the Justice Department and this Administration, and essential to many tribal government efforts to strengthen public safety in their communities.”The program provides training as well as software and biometric/biographic kiosk workstations to process fingerprints, take mugshots and submit information to FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) systems. With these additional tribes, there are now 108 federally recognized Tribes participating in TAP. The Department of Justice began TAP in 2015 in response to concerns raised by tribal leaders about the need to have direct access to federal systems.justice.gov
Test it Tuesday: Can $10 device turn bottled beer into draft beer?
For those times when you are home and draught beer is not an option, the Tap Pro claims it can instantly turn bottled beer into draft beer. “I think I think the general consensus is that draft beer is generally fresher,” said Flying Saucer manager Joshua Justice. He put the Tap Pro bottle adapter on the bottles before pouring them and serving both the bottled beer and the draught beer to testers Mike Stockman and meteorologist Justin Stapleton. Justice said the Tap Pro works kind of like a wine aerator. The Tap Pro tricked them each a third of the time into thinking bottled beer was actually from the tap.
1 dead, dozens wounded in tribal clashes in southern Tunisia
French Prime Minister Jean Castex, right, poses with Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, prior to their meeting at Matignon, in Paris, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Pool photo via AP)TUNIS – Tunisian authorities ordered a curfew in regions in southern Tunisia after at least a man was killed and dozens of people wounded, two seriously, in tribal clashes that broke out over a land dispute. The security forces union reported 83 wounded who were transferred to nearby hospitals using ambulances from surrounding areas. TAP reported that four security officers were injured in the clashes and a security vehicle ransacked. Mechichi, who is on his first trip abroad since he took office on Sept. 2, is scheduled to visit Italy on Tuesday.
Thirty Tribes Selected for Expansion of Program Enhancing Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases
The Department of Justice has selected an additional 30 Indian tribes to participate in the expansion of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP), a program that provides federally recognized tribes the ability to access and exchange data with national crime information databases for both criminal and non-criminal justice purposes. The Tribal Access Program is strengthening tribal governance and public safety in tribal communities across the United States, said Attorney General William P. Barr. The program provides software to enable tribes to access national crime information databases and/or a kiosk-workstation that provides the ability to submit and query fingerprint-based transactions via FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Next Generation Identification (NGI) System. Recent success stories from the TAP program include:A tribal foster care program conducted fingerprint-based record checks of a couple who applied to be foster parents. For more information about the Justice Departments work on tribal justice, public safety issues and victim services, visit www.justice.gov/tribal.justice.gov
Tunisia bans full-face coverings in public institutions after bombings
Photo by Michele Mossop/Getty Images(CNN) - Tunisia has banned people from wearing the niqab -- a full-face veil -- in public institutions, citing security concerns. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed signed a government order Friday that prohibits anyone wearing a niqab, which covers everything but the eyes, from accessing public offices, according to official news agency TAP. On June 27, twin suicide bombings in the capital, Tunis, targeted Tunisia's security forces and killed at least one person and injured several others. There have been reports that terrorists have been using niqab to disguise themselves, TAP said. The niqab and hijab, or headscarf, were banned under secular governments until the ouster of longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime in 2011, Reuters reports.