April 14, 2005

Apparently, looking for criminals is a good way to catch them!

Who knew? According to CNN:

More than 10,000 fugitives from justice have been captured in a nationwide, weeklong dragnet, law enforcement sources said.


"We're really amazed. We had no idea we'd apprehend more than 10,000 bad guys," said one federal law enforcement official who asked not to be identified.

Seriously, though, I am impressed, and not just because the cute acronym for the project is less contrived than most (FALCON = Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally). No, I'm impressed because some of these fugitives were really good:

Some targets were considered especially dangerous. In one case, an armed man was found in a cave under a trap door in his kitchen floor.

A frickin' secret cave, people! That's supervillain-class fugitivery. Kudos, FALCON.

Posted by Francis at 01:49 PM

The only worrying part for me is..."bad guys"? Federal law enforcement officials refer to lawbreakers and criminals as "bad guys"?

Posted by: Lance at April 16, 2005 03:52 PM