Thursday, May 6, 2010
U.S.A., May 6, 2010
by M.C. Fergy
Let me get this straight. In testimony given May 6, 2010, to a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gives high praise to the coordinated efforts of the DHS, FBI and local law enforcement, regarding the speedy capture of the alleged Times Square bomber, and credits the success of the coordinated efforts too and as the “force multiplier.”
The “force multiplier,” proved to be an effective, efficient use of all available law enforcement agencies, using coordinated efforts in any given situation focused on a specific geographical area or municipality. As you may be aware, with the application of the “force multiplier,” the Times Square car bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was apprehended in a short 53 hours.
Great common sense use of NYCPD, as no agency knows New York City better than they do. Add the latest technology, intelligence and manpower of the DHS and the FBI and you create a formidable enforcement unit. Beyond interagency coordination, the efficient use of the combined agencies reflects a substantial cost savings to the locals and all American taxpayers collectively.
Baring this in mind, how so does this combined strike force or “force multiplier” differ from Arizona enforcement officers, or any law enforcement agency in the United States that participates and is certified in the 287(g) Program, who are legally charged to apply and uphold federal immigration law in coordination with the DHS or more specifically ICE?
It appears that emotion, politics and public outcry dictate when it is proper to apply the common sense, effectiveness and efficiency of a multiagency coordinated effort, the “force multiplier” factor. The flip-side of the NYC coin is the scenario playing out in Arizona and across the U.S., where it has been deemed as racist and totalitarian tactics to enforce laws that have been on the books for many years.