This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
President Bush signed legislation that provides funding for greater federal law enforcement against organized retail theft Jan. 5. The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization bill (HR 3402) calls for the establishment of a task force that would develop a nationwide database, housed in the private sector, to identify and track where retail theft crimes are committed. Funding of $5 mil. will help to establish the database and train law enforcement officials. The bill results from more than five years of collaboration between Congress and the Coalition Against Organized Retail Theft, whose members include GlaxoSmithKline and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores...
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