Since its inception in 2005, Operation FALCON has made 91,086 arrests and cleared 117,874 warrants and is the single most successful initiative aimed at apprehending violent fugitives in U.S. law enforcement history.
The original FALCON I proved the efficacy of the cooperative law enforcement model, which seeks to multiply the positive impact of law enforcement at all jurisdictional levels. The emphasis centered on gang related crimes, homicides, crimes involving use of a weapon, crimes against children and the elderly, crimes involving sexual assaults, organized crime and drug related fugitives, and other crimes of violence.
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"SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - U.S. Marshals swarmed a Savannah neighborhood and arrested Antonio Heyward for aggravated assault.
Police say Heyward shot a man back in December. They consider him violent and have been trying to track him down for the past couple of months.
The arrest happened on 53rd Street near Waters Avenue.
Heyward's sister watched the entire event unfold across the street.
"Anybody who sees their brother scream when there are 20 police officers would be upset," Shakira Heyward said.
The U.S. Marshals say because Heyward is considered dangerous it was necessary to have so many marshals.
Gunshots were also heard in the area around the same time, but the U.S. Marshals say they don't appear to be related.
A new U.S. Marshal Task Force is in Savannah that will help partner agencies arrest violent offenders."
Does anyone know if an agency founded for enforcing Federal laws now employed (indefinitely) in enforcing local and state laws as in Operation Falcon, is a violation of Posse Comitatus Act, originally directed at the US Army?
Police State, Police State, Police State, Police State....
Is this what our guys are fighting for in Iraq and Afghanistan?