Tuesday, May 17, 2005

 

The center of the wheel

Former Director of the US Marshals Service, Roger Ray, gets some great coverage in one of the few positive columns written about Marshals.
"How I like to describe the Marshals," Ray says, "is if you looked at the federal law enforcement system, you see the hub of a wheel. The Marshals are the center of that wheel, because everything flows to the Marshals and comes back to the Marshals. All federal warrants must go through the U.S. Marshals Office and return to the court after being served. Marshals consider unserved warrants as fugitives from justice and do not give up the chase until they are apprehended."

In fact, he points out, the Marshals arrest more people every year than all the other law enforcement agencies combined.

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