>Oleg reminds all Americans of what may await those who refuse to toe the lines continually drawn and redrawn by a metastasizing State.
Of course, nothing bad like that could ever happen here in America.
Law enforcement agencies join together for ‘anti-terrorism initiative’
By Cindy Wolff
Monday, April 14, 2008
Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 71 people, including 31 fugitives, during a 24-hour street sweep that ended about a half hour after sunrise Sunday.
The sheriff’s office and 50 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies pulled over cars, climbed on boats on the Mississippi River and served fugitive warrants as part of an “anti-terrorism initiative,” called Operation Sudden Impact.
Special Agent Don Wolfe of the West Tennessee Judicial Violent Crime and Drug Task Force with his dog, Hydro, conducts a search of a tug boat with Petty Officer Second Class Rich Guthrie with the U.S. Coast Guard during Operation Sudden Impact.
It was the first time that many agencies joined forces for such a large sweep, said Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell, whose office coordinated the operation.
Even though Memphis hasn’t suffered a terrorist attack, the city is using federal grants to fight crime, which might lead to the discovery of a terrorist suspect. Other cities are using federal money with similar programs.
“Our community is considered an international distribution center and is a possible target for terrorists,” said Capt. Dale Lane, commander of the Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Bureau.
The 100 sheriff’s deputies working Saturday night and Sunday morning also recovered 12.2 grams of heroin, 19 syringes and seized $1,795. They issued citations for 202 traffic violations.
Information gathered in the sweep will be reviewed by intelligence officers at the local Homeland Security center. The information will be forwarded to the state’s Homeland Security center in Nashville.
Other agencies that participated in the sweep will release results from their departments today.
Here’s another account:
Do Tennessee Businesses Have Ties To Terrorism?
Posted: April 14, 2008 08:16 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Federal agencies raided several Memphis businesses in a coordinated effort to find information about possible terrorism ties.
The operation has been named known as “Sudden Impact.”
The FBI along with hundreds of officers said they are looking for anything out of the ordinary. Agents take computers and paperwork from businesses. (emphasis added)
One store owner said he was told the agents were looking for stolen electronics. While some business owners feel they are being targeted, law-enforcement officers said they are just trying to track down possible terrorists before something big happens.
“What we have found traditionally is that terrorists are involved in a number of lesser known type crimes,” said Mark Luttrell, Shelby County sheriff.
There has been no word on if any of the confiscated goods have led to any arrests.