Crist doesn't hold back with response to USF students' arrest
Gov. Charlie Crist wasted no time and spared no responding to today's indictment of two USF students on charges of transporting explosive materials without a permit. Here's the statement released just before 5 this afternoon:
“I applaud the quick action of the law enforcement officials involved in today’s indictment. The local, state and federal partnership prevented a potential danger, possibly saving the lives of countless Americans.
“I am grateful to National Security Division at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Joint Terrorism Task Forces in Tampa and South Carolina as well as the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in South Carolina for their work in this critical investigation. I also commend the brave men and women of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for their assistance.
“The strength of this partnership sends a clear message to those who wish to harm the people of our state and our nation – law enforcement officers will remain vigilant and our people will be protected.“