Long Island Police Angry Over Immigration Raids
urbano411 | October 3, 2007 at 05:23 amby
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Nassau County Police were trick by Federal agents into participating into what they believed was a crackdown on gang activity.
The furor erupted after agents rounded up 186 people last week in what was billed as a crackdown on gang activity on Long Island. Federal authorities said many of the people arrested were gang members, but local officials believe that claim was exaggerated and that the raids were largely an attempt to round up illegal immigrants.
Nassau County officials contend only eight of the 92 arrested in their county had any ties to gangs.