Wake up call!! What I want to know is what was the immigration status of the individuals arrested? I would have to bet mostly illegals. Will we wait until we get another attack? I hope not.
WASHINGTON - Alabama had the third-highest number of arrests in a national two-week sweep of criminal Latino gangs, federal immigration officials announced Monday.
Forty-two people were taken into custody in the Birmingham area and Decatur, part of the 582 arrested nationally. In an effort known as Operation Community Shield, federal and local law enforcement agencies joined forces to identify and arrest people with a history of associating with criminal gangs. Many of those arrested had entered the United States illegally.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the national results, calling gang violence "one of the critical threats faced by our society."