Fugative Roundup Nets 1,100 sex offender suspects

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  1. opme

    opme New Member

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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 1,100 people wanted for violent sex crimes have been arrested in a weeklong roundup of fugitives, the Justice Department said Thursday.

    The arrests were made as part of "Operation Falcon II," a nationwide dragnet timed to coincide with National Victims Rights Week.

    This year's focus was on sex offenders, a group that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has made a priority in his 15 months at the Justice Department.

    Gonzales and U.S. Marshals Service Director John Clark were to discuss the results of the roundup later Thursday at a news conference in Washington.

    There were 1,102 arrests of people wanted for violent sex crimes April 17-23 by federal, state and local authorities, the largest number ever captured in a single law enforcement operation, the department said.

    The total number of fugitives arrested last week was not immediately available

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/27/fugitive.roundup.ap/index.html
     
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    opme New Member

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    Apparently there were over 9,000 arrests total of violent offenders and of those 1,100 were violent sexual predators.

    Wahooo!:dance:
     
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    Details Former Member

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    If they knew where they were - why not go get them sooner? Nice to see them off the streets, but why wait? Just for big numbers and a headline? What about all the others on their list?
     
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    Totally agree.. I frankly don't understand why this joint effort couldn't be applied all the time instead of just once year .... These are the folks that should feel preyed upon and hunted instead of the rest of society.
     
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    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

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    Yep, I agree 100%!
     
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    Justice Department announces results of ‘Operation Falcon II’

    [​IMG] Updated: 12:20 p.m. ET April 27, 2006

    WASHINGTON - More than 1,100 people wanted for violent sex crimes have been arrested in a weeklong roundup of fugitives, the Justice Department said Thursday.

    The arrests were made as part of “Operation Falcon II,” a nationwide dragnet timed to coincide with National Victims Rights Week.



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