Safe Streets Task Force Pulls Items From Motorcycle Club
6:37 AM, Aug 4, 2011
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies conducted a raid Thursday morning at an Indianapolis motorcycle club.The FBI's Safe Streets Task Force led the raid of the Sons of Silence club in the 3300 block of Michigan Street. Authorities also raided five other locations, the Marion County Sheriff's Department said.Numerous items, including televisions, computers and signage, were pulled out of the building, 6News' Rafael Sanchez reported."The FBI Safe Streets Task Force served a search warrant at the home," said Tim Horty, of the U.S. attorney's office.Authorities didn't release additional information, but indictments are possible after the raid.In addition to the FBI and Marion County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police were also involved in the raid."The raid resulted from intelligence gathered by the sheriff's office," read part of a release from Sheriff John Layton. "Evidence of significant value linked to the suspected criminal activities was seized during the execution of the search warrants."The Safe Streets Task Force's main objective is fighting gangs and violent crime. There was no immediate information about arrests.Layton credited his Gang Intelligence Unit for uncovering information that triggered the raid."Where better to get intelligence on robberies, homicides than this captive audience at the Marion County Jail?" he said. "If we could snuff out some that, half of that, you'd see the statistics of crime in Marion County and other parts of Indiana going down."According to the Sons of Silence website, the organization has "a large number of members in many states and overseas in Europe."The site also has a page paying tribute to "brothers behind bars."