Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Jenkins: FBI raid in Cocke County was poor allocation of resources
Congressman Bill Jenkins, who represents the 1st District of Tennessee and served as my congressman for a great deal of my life, spoke out against the FBI raid that landed 144 people in jail for cockfighting-related offenses in (ironically) Cocke County. Some Lefty liberals will howl that the same argument should be made for the "Tennessee Waltz" raid. My response to those people is that government corruption (a federal felony) trumps cockfighting (a state misdemeanor). All laws need to be enforced, but let the state law enforcement deal with cockfighting busts and the feds deal with elaborate (by necessity) government stings.