A crime sweep that results in massive arrests in one fell swoop tend to walk a fine line between admirable police-work and denial of individual liberties. When the police make 120 arrests in one investigation dealing with crimes involving violence and firearms, it is likely that some of those charges will be found to be invalid. About 150 law enforcement officers from a number of agencies recently swooped down on a North Carolina county armed with over 160 arrest warrants designed to stem the tide of violent crime in the area.
A North Carolina man is facing a violent crime charge after an elderly woman died recently. The 51-year-old has been charged with murder and stands accused of beating the woman to death. Authorities believe the violent crime occurred when the man allegedly broke into the woman's apartment with plans to rob the home and instead found it occupied.