1200 Arrested In Coordinated Raids On Suspected Crime Syndicates In 282 Cities

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teams have arrested more than 1,200 people, in an operation targeting international crime syndicates.

This would seem to be a healthy, normal, positive use of government force – targeting criminal gangs and protecting American citizens.

Weird, huh?

Via Fox News:

Targeting gangs across the country, teams from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested more than 1,200 people, while seizing weapons and drugs directly used by international crime syndicates.

Members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during what’s been called Project Wildfire, a six-week operation that included 215 state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. Already at least 913 people have been charged with criminal offenses as a result of the operation, which began in mid -February. Those arrested include 650 with violent criminal histories, including 19 individuals wanted on active warrants for murder and 15 for rape or sexual assault. There were 200 foreign nationals arrested in the raids.

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The operation targeted transnational criminal gangs and others associated with transnational criminal activity.

 “We’re looking to prevent, deter and protect communities. The public doesn’t realize what’s happening in a federal investigative agency like HSI and the breath of the investigations that we’re doing. So, with Project Wildfire, we’re looking to take ground information and feed them back into the collective pool… working with our local partners to identify community threats as we look to prevent, deter and protect the homeland,” said Mandoli.

I’m scratching my head, here. In Obama’s post-rational America where good is evil and evil good – where common sense and decency have been completely upended – where the interests of hard-working, law-abiding Americans always come last – this show of government force that actually protects Americans – seems oddly out of character.

Are we sure they weren’t targeting tea partiers and pro life groups?

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