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NEWS: Operation Falcon Captures 10,000 Fugitives During Week Long Dragnet.

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posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 10:23 AM
Operation Falcon, a nation wide, week long dragnet in the United States has apprehended 10,340 fugitives. The dragnet captured 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.
More than 10,000 fugitives from justice have been captured in a nationwide, weeklong dragnet, law enforcement sources said.

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.

Fugitives were tracked in every state, plus Puerto Rico and Guam, officials said.

Officials insist the operation was strictly designed to carry out law enforcement objectives but acknowledge the scope of the operation was expected to prompt positive publicity.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Wow, what an operation ! This is great news, some really bad people off of the streets. I'm glad to see that Law Enforcement officials got this done. I hope to see more of these dragnets in the future, lets clean up !

[edit on 14-4-2005 by elevatedone]

posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 10:26 AM
And the other 9,471 had outstanding parking tickets.

I'm glad they got all the accused murderers and rapists...but I do wonder about the other 9,000 plus. They apparently weren't "dramatic" enough charges to include in the break down.

[edit on 4-14-2005 by Valhall]

posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 10:30 AM
I hear ya Val..

here's more from the story

Some fugitives captured this month were less dangerous, and more old-fashioned than others. In cases described by an official as "the new and the old," the fugitives captured included operators of two methamphetamine labs and an illegal alcohol-producing still.

posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 10:47 AM
I don't understand why this was all done in one week. What brought this on? Aren't they supposed to do this everyday?

posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 10:50 AM
I agree Hal... here's some more numbers..

A comparison with Marshals Service arrests in fiscal 2004 gives an idea of the scope of this month's sweep. For that year, U.S. Marshals caught more than 36,000 federal felons, and Marshals-led task forces also arrested more than 31,600 people wanted on state and local felony warrants, according to the U.S. Marshals Web site.

posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 10:50 AM
and this...

In addition, one official said the operation, originally considered for later this spring, was timed in part to coincide with "Crime Victims Rights Week."

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 12:43 AM
Something stinks.

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. -

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]

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 02:34 AM
Here's more sources of news on Operation Falcon

'Operation Falcon' results in 47 arrests in western Michigan

Over 10,000 fugitives captured in largest US law enforcement ...

More Than 170 Fugitives Caught In Iowa In Weeklong Roundup

Operation Falcon Nets 167 Arrests In Region

Dragnet rounds up 228 fugitives in Jersey

Law Enforcement Arrests 133 Fugitives In Hawaii

162 Fugitives Captured In Operation Falcon's Alabama Sweep

Operation Falcon Sweeps Through Valley

Marshals round up thousands in 'Operation Falcon'

Operation Falcon Nabs Nearly 200 Hometown Fugitives

'Operation Falcon' Nets Thousands Of Violent Criminals

Nationwide Sweep Results In 143 Local Arrests

Hundreds of fugitives nabbed in Louisiana

Fugitives Arrested in Federal Bust

Hundreds arrested in Houston after nationwide fugitive roundup

Operation Falcon' Nets A Number Of Fugitive Arrests In Oklahoma

162 fugitives captured in Alabama sweep in Operation Falcon

Marshals Nab 3 Fugitives In 7 Day Nationwide Roundup

Thousands of fugitives arrested in Operation Falcon

162 fugitives captured in Alabama sweep in Operation Falcon

I-Team: Operation Falcon

Local, National Fugitive Roundup Considered Successful

More than a dozen Louisville-area fugitives arrested

'Operation Falcon' results in 47 arrests in western Michigan

Operation Falcon" Fugitive Roundup Nabs 62 In Kentucky

Thousands Arrested During National 'Operation FALCON'

Authorities to discuss fugitive roundup

Operation Falcon - US Marshals Nab Over 10,000 in Dragnet

US Marshals ''Operation FALCON'' Breaks All Records for Fugitive ...


posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 04:47 AM
So they do their job and arrest 10,000. Sounds like they knew exactly where to pick up many of these guys.

Makes you wonder why they can't do this every week.

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 04:54 AM
Makes me wonder why all the drama?

How many of these guys were 'followed' for weeks on end waiting for the big day?

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 06:22 AM
They said that the reason they were so successful was because of new information sharing between various levels of law enforcement. This was due to changes made after 9/11.

But I believe it is a stunt to create headlines. The main reason is to promote the Patriot act renewal, at the end of the year. Second to promote Gonzales as the new attorney general.

I am highly suspect of this event. If these people do belong behind bars, then they should be dealt with one at a time. It is wrong to make a political stunt out of it.

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 04:51 PM
And all the ats member's have been wondering where falcon has been as all of you can see I have been busy, Someone has to round up the people that have tried to hack ats or discredit the people here.

Still the 10,000 took alot of planning if you cant denigh ignorence you can at least arrest and detain it.

But seriously this was a good round up and the Coup De Tat continues.

Go Team


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