SAFE Award Reception

SAFE (Saving Antiquities for Everyone) will be honoring four individuals in New York this week.  From their announcement:

On October 29, 2010, SAFE|Saving Antiquities for Everyone will be honoring four distinguished individuals who use their law enforcement and legal expertise to passionately combat the illicit antiquities trade and fight to protect cultural heritage:

  • James E. McAndrew – a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security 

  • Robert Goldman – a well-known attorney and art crime expert. 

  • David Hall – U.S Attorney and Special Prosecutor for the FBI Art Crime Team.  

  • Robert Wittman – Founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team and New York Times Best Selling Author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.

    There will be a panel and reception.  Come Hear exciting Tales of their arrests and seizures, Prosecutions and Recoveries in the Panel Dialog “A Fight for the Future”

    This exciting evening will take place in NYC at the

    Gerald W. Lynch Theater

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    899 Tenth Ave

    New York, New York

    6:30-9:30 pm 

    Robert Wittman will be singing his book Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures

    Cost: $20 for students, $35 for SAFE members (DHS, DOJ and FBI), and $45 for nonmembers

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    1 thought on “SAFE Award Reception”

    1. I wonder if it is appropriate for active duty federal law enforcement to accept awards from advocacy groups like SAFE. Law enforcement has a special obligation to enforce the law without any suggestion of bias. SAFE has in the past taken what many consider to be an extreme view as to what is “stolen” or illegally imported under U.S. law. Would it be appropriate for a meat inspector to accept an award from PETA?

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