There should be a more detailed breakdown, but there isn't.
We should be able to trust our law enforcement agencies to arrest the right people, but we can't.
I should be happy that this many criminals are off the street, but I'm not.
Why you ask, face painted with shock...
Because there's no way of knowing who they were, how they were 'stung', and what sort of procedural shortcuts were taken to insure the success of
what may be the largest dragnet ever.
I'm just not sure these weren't dissidents or internet 'news gatherers' (you know that's a crime now, right? Seriously.)
I want to hear more about this, but I imagine any and all facts surrounding the operation will be drowned out by the whoops and hollers of those who
don't ask questions, and swallow whatever gristle they're served.
Wait and see...
I will be very interested to know how his happened, and who exactly got popped.
(Most will call me a nut for even caring, but frankly, I don't give a damn. As the definition of what a 'criminal' is changes, I find myself less
and less confident in the so called justice system.)
Meanwhile there are hundreds of thousands of criminals in 700 dollar suits, sniffing avocados at Dean and Deluca, and they are confident in their
invincibility - after all, those who make and pay for the laws, don't have to obey them...
UPDATE: According to 'Mad-Dog' Gonzales, 70 percent of those arrested had previous violent offenses. - msnbc.msn.com...
So that's decent enough, however, I still wonder about the other 3k people, and I wonder about the circumstances behind the renewed interest, or
rather, the increased efficacy in the law enforcement tactics.
I think most well intentioned people will agree that violent people belong behind bars, or at least away from their fellow citizens to some degree.
I also think it's fascinating how all the news outlets are spouting headlines like "10k murderers, rapists, and child molesters arrested", when in
fact, those horrendous offenders account for about 13 percent of those arrested. Strange, no?
Is it possible this is a last gasp using surveillance and inteligence capabilities soon to be removed from domestic agencies? It also could be a show
of efficacy, to prove why we need to patriot act.
I'm not sure...
Never forget, it's easy for them to say someone is insane, or say they're dangerous, or tack a murder onto their file to expedite their
incarceration, but that doesn't mean anything. We're leaving the fox in charge of the hen house here...
[edit on 15-4-2005 by WyrdeOne]