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  • halfpint1552 Oct 21, 9:56 a.m.

    But they do nothing to track down the non-violent criminals that are breaking into the houses in Rocky Mount every day.

  • Justic4All Oct 18, 6:11 p.m.

    The article doesn't even mention how many of those abandoned homes they targeted were brought in. They were going for the high rollers in this operation. I like the comment about it's amazing how none of the criminals with guns were shot during the arrest. It is amazing but then these were criminals and not just neighborhood drunks. Did you see the NC craze of shooting incoherent or mentally ill has caught on in other places in the US? Someone had a camera running. http://www.wral.com/dallas-police-probe-shooting-of-mentally-ill-man/13010935/

  • Singlemalt Oct 18, 3:58 p.m.

    "..........it is amazing with all those arrests none of the trigger happy cops shot anyone in the typical judge, jury, executioner north carolina police style...mojaintsmall......."

    Even more amazing is those that assume a large majority behave in the fashion an utter small % do. Sample size learn I,

  • doinbizzness Oct 18, 2:13 p.m.

    It really isn't about the 2.2 ounces it is ALL about the punks that they have taken off of the street. These people weren't targeted for POT they were tageted as fugitives. I think that they should legalize POT but I think that this raid made NC safer and I applaud the effort of the LEO that took part in it. Don't discourage them from doing what we pay them to do

  • beachboater Oct 18, 2:11 p.m.

    "Among the arrests was Keeandus Rashad Barnes, 23, whose record includes a charge of attempted first-degree murder, possession of firearm by a felon and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling."

    It's guys like this that cause a lot citizens like me to go and take the concealed carry test and begin legally carrying a gun. Just to protect our families from bad guys such as this guy.

  • mojaintsmall Oct 18, 2:07 p.m.

    it is amazing with all those arrests none of the trigger happy cops shot anyone in the typical judge, jury, executioner north carolina police style...mojaintsmall

  • ssi Oct 18, 1:49 p.m.

    Folks, again, this was not an operation targeting drug offenders. It was a roundup of fugitives who were wanted for any number of offenses, some of which I'm sure did include drug and weapons violations. Therefore the seizures of drugs and guns. The Marshals Service doesn't work drug cases, per se. One of its main duties, however, is to locate and arrest fugitives from justice, regardless of what their violations are (to include drug violations). So this event involved both search and UFAP (Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution) warrants. Fugitive warrants, not drug warrants.

  • Genie v2.0 Oct 18, 1:07 p.m.

    Dwntwnboy - 63 grams of "narcotics"? Thats a laughable amount for an operation of this size. Sounds like "something" til you convert it - its just over 2.2 ounces!! I know people who have misplaced more than that! LOL"

    My thoughts exactly!! I work in Law enforcement and FIVE guns and 63 grams??? Most of which was probably week, wow, I would have been embarrassed to publish the results because those operations are EXPENSIVE and as the article said, pulls in resources from many local LEA's and state agencies.

  • ssi Oct 18, 11:42 a.m.

    "63 grams of "narcotics"? Thats a laughable amount for an operation of this size. Sounds like "something" til you convert it - its just over 2.2 ounces!! I know people who have misplaced more than that! LOL" - dwntwnboy2

    This was not a drug investigation/roundup. It was an operation to locate and arrest wanted fugitives. The controlled substances and weapons seized were just added benefits.

  • davido Oct 18, 11:22 a.m.

    "wait? Rocky Mount has a population of more than a 100 people ?!"

    Well, before this morning they did. Not so much now.

  • uvlink Oct 18, 11:18 a.m.

    marijuana seriously, go after the prescription drug dealers! These are the drugs that are ruining peoples lives.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Oct 18, 11:13 a.m.

    Has anyone else heard of this new drug out of Russia called Krokodil? The effects are horrible. I dred when it makes it to NC, that is, if it's not here already.

  • dwntwnboy2 Oct 18, 10:59 a.m.

    63 grams of "narcotics"? Thats a laughable amount for an operation of this size. Sounds like "something" til you convert it - its just over 2.2 ounces!! I know people who have misplaced more than that! LOL

  • androiddj Oct 18, 10:45 a.m.

    wait? Rocky Mount has a population of more than a 100 people ?!

  • Singlemalt Oct 18, 10:26 a.m.

    "....Can someone tell me why they need a special initiative to do this? Shouldn't they ALWAYS be working toward getting dangerous criminals with warrants off the streets?

    johncarync...."

    Why is fairly simple, lack of resources. LE agencies are by large underfunded and lack the full resources to achieve such as what took place in Rocky Mount. The case logs agencies have are really, really tall.

  • LovemyPirates Oct 18, 10:23 a.m.

    Thank goodness someone in Rocky Mount is doing something to reign in the crime there. The elected officials need to face fact, until they recognize the abysmal economic outlook there i.e. there are no jobs, no opportunity and no future, crime will be high. Sadly, the elected officials and citizens in Rocky Mount have allowed the criminals to take over.

  • BeastieBoy Oct 18, 10:21 a.m.

    Great knowing the mean streets of Rocky Mount are now safe from two ounces of killer drugs.

    Very efficient use of time and resources. Was probably a good training opportunity.

  • scg Oct 18, 10:14 a.m.

    Good work.

    Haters...please pull your pants up and do something yourself, before complaining about the hard work these law enforcement officers and putting in.

  • pbc0203 Oct 18, 10:10 a.m.

    Awesome Job! We are proud of our dedicated officers.

  • Singlemalt Oct 18, 9:55 a.m.

    "...232 search warrants but only 100 arrests. How many innocent people were harassed by law enforcement?

    LocalYokel...."

    So you assume each place or building searched was occupied? These types use vacant houses and such all the time. Try harder to get a good reason to hate law enforcement.

  • johncarync Oct 18, 9:54 a.m.

    Can someone tell me why they need a special initiative to do this? Shouldn't they ALWAYS be working toward getting dangerous criminals with warrants off the streets?

  • Singlemalt Oct 18, 9:53 a.m.

    Some are just never satisfied. Is it that hard to understand the link between drug dealing and violence? The interactions and ties with gangs?

    Good job to all in this operation!

  • Nauti-dog Oct 18, 9:42 a.m.

    232 search warrants but only 100 arrests. How many innocent people were harassed by law enforcement?

    LocalYokel
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    You did read the part about them searching abandoned houses where criminals are known to hide. I'm sure it wasn't "one warrant per person". Even if that was the case they could have not found everyone they were looking for. I'd love to know what cops COULD DO to make you all happy because I guarantee if they all threw their hands up and went home because they had enough bashing from ingrates you'd not like the results

  • LocalYokel Oct 18, 9:10 a.m.

    No doubt you picked up a few bad apples up but only 5 fire arms and 63g of drugs out of 100 spider-man style arrests? I'm struggling with the "violent" and "dangerous" assertions. Hey, any aggressive driving arrests?

    232 search warrants but only 100 arrests. How many innocent people were harassed by law enforcement?

  • Nauti-dog Oct 18, 9:04 a.m.

    Need more info. Yes, there have been some arrests. with a recitation of PREVIOUS offenses. Will there be any convictions / jail time from this round of police activity and public relations efforts?

    Viewer
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    The recitation of PREVIOUS offenses was for the first dude. Looks like the others are what they were arrested for this time. The arrested 100, not room enough to list them all in one article. As for you needing more info on the convictions/jail time from the latest police activiy and public relations you seem to make so light of, that stuff happens at trial. You know, the part that comes after they're arrested. Lay off the cop/law bashing. If one of these wastes of space was kicking in your door you'd be glad to see a cop coming down the street

  • map1agmachining Oct 18, 8:51 a.m.

    Have to crack a few eggs to make a omelet. Have to start at the bottom before you get to the top.

    Job well done!

  • bellabee Oct 18, 8:49 a.m.

    100 Fugitives in just Rocky Mount? What, where they at a fugitive convention or something? LOL.

    But seriously, good job. :)

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Oct 18, 8:32 a.m.

    Ha ha ha you got BUSTED !

  • djnm58 Oct 18, 8:29 a.m.

    Remember folks, you have got to start somewhere! I am sure some of those arrested will roll, resulting in bigger fish!

  • pagemoney Oct 18, 8:18 a.m.

    Knock,knock....hellooooo? Isn't this the job OUR taxes pay them to do every day???

  • Viewer Oct 18, 8:13 a.m.

    Need more info. Yes, there have been some arrests. with a recitation of PREVIOUS offenses. Will there be any convictions / jail time from this round of police activity and public relations efforts?

  • Minarchist Oct 18, 8:12 a.m.

    "Elliott Pittman, 31, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintain dwelling/vehicle for sale/distribution of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia."

    How is this guy "dangerous"? Because he had a plant on him? LOL

  • RKBA Oct 17, 7:36 p.m.

    This seems a wholesale waste of time, given the results.

    Meanwhile, the real dealers are laughing...

  • cbuckyoung Oct 17, 7:04 p.m.

    Our new police chief seems to really have a plan. I hope our city council allows him to do his job.

  • stanleygstevens2 Oct 17, 6:45 p.m.

    did someone take YOUR ebt card?

  • quadrathlete Oct 17, 6:21 p.m.

    less than 2 ounces? somebody needs to have a sit down with their informant. you can Find that with a drug dog walking crabtree lot.

  • scubagirl2 Oct 17, 6:08 p.m.

    while I'm glad they are off the street for now, I'm kinda with Teacher-Scientist.......not a very good return ....... 63 GRAMS, really? wow!

  • lwe1967 Oct 17, 5:43 p.m.

    Get all of them. All the dealers!

  • Teacher-Scientist Oct 17, 5:23 p.m.

    63 grams and 5 firearms? Seems like a lot of warrants for little impact.

  • oscarb Oct 17, 4:41 p.m.

    Only 63 grams and you arrested 99 people, did you target low level dealers or something. This is a waste of time and it seems most were marjuane charges, Come on Man.

  • zenonx6 Oct 17, 4:36 p.m.

    Ahh,, They probably could arrest 99 and hour in RM.

  • disgusted2010 Oct 17, 4:34 p.m.

    Can't wait for the anti-law enforcement, pro-drug posters on this one.

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