To enforce federal crimes?

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Camlearner

Senior Member
Khmer
Hi

1 of the definitions of 'to enforce' is
  • to ensure observance of or obedience to (a law, decision, etc)
So I find '...enforce federal crimes' below absurd.
Federal Laws and Crimes
There are thousands of federal statutes or laws that fall into various categories. In general, federal crimes apply to areas of national interest and affect more than one state. There are many federal agencies that enforce federal crimes.
I think the sentence should read "... There are many federal agencies that enforce [laws on] federal crimes. Or I might be wrong. Please help me understand it.

Thanks
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I agree with you, Camlearner. That sentence is absurd. It is probably a mistake that escaped the editor's attention. It should be "enforce federal laws": There are many federal agencies that enforce federal laws.
     
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