You will notice how the reporter boosted the numbers to over 100, why? That is false information, from the story and the rest of the article. Got to hype it up for shock value you know! And you also notice the public display of "look at us, see what we are doing!" The typical show and dance to "look tough" on crime.
By Carlos Granda
CARSON (KABC) -- Multiple agencies in Los Angeles teamed up in overnight raids that ended in more than 77 arrests of parolees.
"Operation Disarm" is being called the largest parole sweep in the history of Los Angeles. Agents were spread out at around 4 a.m. Thursday morning to determine whether 300 people who went to prison for gun crimes were obeying their parole terms.
About 900 law enforcement personnel took part in the operation and recovered weapons, including a dozen guns, ammunition. They also recovered drugs, which are all violations of probation.
It took a month to organize the operation that took place across the county, from the South Bay all the way to the Antelope Valley.
Corrections officials said the operation is one of several big sweeps made possible because of funding increases.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discussed the results of the sweep at a news conference.
"The state of California, I want you to know, has 108,000 parolees, one-third of them live right here in Los Angeles. This is why it is so important to do these sweeps and to stay on top of it," said Schwarzenegger. "We want to let them know that because of this parole reform, we can watch very closely, what each and every one of them does. And if they break the law, we're going to go after them. It's that simple."
- Yeah, if you believe this smoke and mirrors, then you are ignorant. California is running out of money, so what better way to get more money, get the Gestapo out and throw people back into prison. Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money!
Parole apprehension teams have been operating since January and they've already arrested about 2,600 parolees, not including Thursday's sweep.