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April 14, 2005

10k Fugitives Arrested « Social Issues »

The mind boggles at the number.


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Marshals Service Director Ben Reyna are expected to announce the results of the unprecedented coast-to-coast sweep at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Among the 10,340 people captured between April 4 and April 10 are 162 accused or convicted of murder, 638 wanted for armed robbery, 553 wanted for rape or sexual assault, 154 gang members and 106 unregistered sex offenders.

It looks like AG Gonzales was a better choice than anyone could have guessed.

This is amazing, to say the least. Was it really as simple/easy as this? A week-long focused effort, and 10k fugitives are located, surrounded, captured, and taken into custody? Why wasn't this done before? Did someone have an idea for a unique approach?

This is what an AG should come up with.

I'm sure some libertarian will complain this is a mis-use of federal power and a violation of States' Rights. [/snark]

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