Look What Happens When Local And Federal Law Enforcement Work Together
The general public keeps hearing from various quarters that immigration is a federal matter, therefore local police authorities shouldn’t take any initiative in enforcing immigration laws.
That refrain brings to mind Amanda Milkovits‘ story from the Projo of two Saturdays ago…
At dusk, a dozen Providence police officers and state police troopers in unmarked cruisers drove into the back of the Manton Heights housing projects, where the teenage boy killed on Wednesday had lived, and they created a ripple in the neighborhood….I wonder if the FBI agents assigned to this task force told the Providence Police Department that though they would be riding along with this detail, they would only act in instances where Federal crimes were being observed, because it was up to state and local police to enforce state laws and federal agents to enforce federal laws.
Last night, without public fanfare, the police quietly launched a new street-crime task force –– made up of city and state police, and agents from the FBI –– with the intention of driving down the violent crime rate in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.
Or is it more likely that the FBI agents offered their full cooperation, to help a fellow law enforcement agency do its job. Wouldn’t that be ironic.