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70 probation violators arrested in Wilmington sweep

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WILMINGTON (AP) -- Police have arrested 70 people wanted for violating the terms of their probation in Wilmington. Officials say one person tried to hide under a pile of laundry, another ran from officers and several lied about their identity. Cocaine, heroin and marijuana were among the drugs confiscated during the sweep, which started last week and ended Saturday. Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Wertheimer says the operation started because his office noticed a high number of outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations. Wilmington police were assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service and state agents. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Only one set of laws

It's not selective enforcement. You can only enforce what the law allows,and unfortunately, too many bleeding heart liberals don't want to offend anyone and send their illegal no english speaking tails back where they came from. The law is very clear for criminal violations in the US committed by US citizens. The government has not given us a CLEAR standard on when ICE(Immigration Criminal Enforcement) will get involved. It's frustrating for law enforcement because the government caters to illegals. Don't get me wrong. If someone comes to this country legally looking for a better life, that's fine. Let them work and pay taxes like everyone else. If not. Stay on your side of the border. Law enforcement officers have been targets of violence by these illegals for years. Last year the government tried to send 2 border patrol officers to prison for stopping an illegal with a large amount of cocaine coming across. It ended in a shooting. This illegal immigrant drug dealer was shot and killed by the border patrol. Isn't that their job. To protect the border at "all costs". This mutt didn't have any civil rights. He was not an American citizen. OK, I am getting on a soap box. But the point is, there is only one set of laws and they are for US citizens. There really are none for illegals. They get arrested on a regular basis for criminal violations such as DWI and other things. They are a large link in the drug trafficking chain. I wish there was more local law enforcement do to get them deported. I am sure I have offended some poor illegal alien or some bleeding heart who supports welfare for illegals or education for illegals which everyone knows will end up being paid for with tax dollars. Do us all a favor and don't start. There are too many people who agree with me including politicians. But the politicians need to remember one thing; illegals and felons CAN'T VOTE. Ya'll have a nice day:)

Probation??? Violation???

I can only state from the experience of my ex-criminal stepson. He had 8 misdemeanors and 2 violent felony convictions on his sheet by the ripe age of 20. He spent little time in jail and only 3 years on probation. He continued to stack up violation after violation with absolutely no penalties except expensive lawyer fees, which "mommy" gladly handed over. His 6 month bout of "intensive probation" was well over before the probation officer received paprework knowing that he was even on intensive probation. Probation is no more that a huge joke for criminals to laugh about, knowing the system is well inadequate, way understaffed and most often, ineffective. What few probation officers are out there have to focus on the known violent criminals and keep tabs on them. The PO's caseload makes it impossible for them to adequately monitor their criminals the way it was designed for them to. "Probation" is nothing more that a method of clearing court dockets, generating funds for the government/attorneys and for keeping the prison beds available. There are a lot of criminals out there that should be in jail right now that walk about completely unmonitored, flipping their finger at authority and engaging in their regular criminal activity. I invite anyone to go and sit in court for a day and just watch the rediculous deals that are made. Just remember that when you are out on a drive, a walk in the mall for shopping or even your grocery store parking lot, "They walk among us!". Keep your "6" covered!

Wonder why an unusually high

Wonder why an unusually high number of outstanding warrants WPD is usually so efficient in all other areas. :(

Too late

They have proven they can't live by the rules so lock them away. They already had their second chance.

While Illegal Aliens walk the streets

Obviously there are two sets of laws, one for illegal aliens and one for American citizens. Selective law enforcement wouldn't you say?

No, more like setting priorities

Illegal aliens are expensive and shouldn't be here, but most aren't burlarizing your home or sticking up the drugstore down the street. If these people are on probation or parole and failing to live up to the required commitments for the consideration they have received, you already KNOW both their general worth as human beings and the danger they pose to society.