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Just what do government workers do?
Friday - 3/8/2013, 2:00am EST
Does it really matter if they are forced to take a furlough day once a week for a couple of weeks. Sure they will miss the money, but will we miss them? Maybe more than we think. Take last Saturday, please...
Over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection personnel arrested a 47-year-old woman at the International Arrivals area of Dulles Airport. She had just flown in from London. What she obviously didn't know is that they were serving an arrest warrant for child abduction issued by Montgomery County, Md. The child in question, a young girl, was reunited with her father.
We don't know the details or merits of the case. Or how it will turn out. What we do know is that the feds did their job. According to the CBP, its agents and officers make an average of 54 criminal arrests each day, every day, at various U.S. ports of entry.
Some of the arrests involve drugs hidden in TMI places you wouldn't believe. Sometimes they are more amusing, like parrots or other exotic, sometimes dangerous creatures being smuggled in coat pockets, shirts, pants and occasionally underwear. Some of the arrests involve very dangerous weapons.
Over the years, the gang at Dulles and at airports in Miami, Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, LAX and San Francisco have seen lots of interesting stuff. And that isn't going to stop.
But whether the furloughs are necessary or not, it appears to be a good thing that the CBP people were there, and on their toes, over the weekend.
Wonder what and where the other 53 average arrests were that day? Maybe we need these people after all!
NEARLY USELESS FACTOID
Compiled by Jack Moore
Sideburns have been around since at least 100 B.C. but they didn't earn their name (well, besides mutton chops) until the 1880s. The term is derived from the name of Union Army General Ambrose Burnside, who was known for sporting the distinctive facial hair.
(Source: Today I Found Out)
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