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Escaped Pennsylvania Prisoner Captured After 2 weeks: What Took So Long?

In recent events, the inefficiencies of ICE and Border Patrol were highlighted when they allowed a convicted murderer from Brazil to cross the border, eventually committing another heinous crime in Pennsylvania. This alarming event has raised questions about our border control measures and the subsequent escape of the murderer from prison. 

Known for his outspoken views on such matters, Police Officer Michael Letts condemns not only the border control agencies but also the prison management. He points out the loopholes in prison security, specifically the prison walls’ design, which enabled the convict’s escape. This murderer was on the run for nearly two weeks, prompting us to question the effectiveness and readiness of our law enforcement in such high-pressure situations. We welcome the insights and expertise of Officer Michael Letts.


1: Typically, it takes a day or two to apprehend an escaped inmate. Why did it take so long with this particular escapee?

2: In situations where there’s an armed escapee, what kind of specialized team is dispatched to apprehend the convict?

3: Given that the escaped prisoner was armed, there’s an emphasis on the need for tactical gear like active shooter vests. Can you elaborate on their importance?

4: The old-style Kevlar vests are known to be insufficient against rifles, and considering this escaped prisoner had one, can you discuss which types of tactical gear are effective and which are not?

5: Michael, you’ve founded InVest USA, a not-for-profit organization that provides active shooter vests to the police, especially in areas where police funding has been reduced. Could you tell us more about this initiative?

6: Were any police departments in Pennsylvania defunded? If so, how might that have influenced the duration and challenges of the manhunt?

7: For those interested in supporting or learning more about InVest USA, where can they find more information?

  1. You can visit our official website at

As we navigate the complexities of border security, prison management, and ensuring our police force is adequately equipped, it’s imperative to understand where the current system is lacking. Officer Michael Letts brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience to the table, making for a compelling and insightful interview.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.

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