10,773 Fugitives Snared In National Sweep
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on November 3, 2006
WASHINGTON — Nearly 11,000 convicted and alleged sex offenders, gang members and other fugitives were swept up in what the Justice Department on Thursday called a sting targeting the “worst of the worst” criminals on the run.Last week’s roundup, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, included Allen Marksberry, an unregistered sex offender in Rickman, Tenn., who was baby-sitting several young children when he was arrested on Oct. 24.Also nabbed were Demetrius Avery Jackson, an accused cop killer in Birmingham, Ala., and Eric Dewayne Meneese, a Crips gang member, in Nashville, Tenn.The weeklong sting, code-named Operation Falcon III, also led to the shooting death of a Georgia fugitive who was killed by authorities as he came out of his house, officials said. Additionally, the neighbor of a fugitive in Florida fired – but missed police approaching her home. Both incidents are under investigation, said John F. Clark, director of the Marshals Service.The roundup, in 24 states east of the Mississippi River, targeted “the worst of the worst fugitive felons in the country,” Attorney General Albert Gonzales said at a Washington news conference.”America’s neighborhoods are safer today, thanks to Operation Falcon III,” Gonzales said.
Instead of nabbing the worst of the worst, they should have nabbed as many other criminals along with the worst of the worst. What about all the illegal immigrants? What about all the criminals that are illegal immigrants?