A s Miami residents planned a parade to honor their newly crowned hometown basketball champions, law enforcement authorities broke down the door of a warehouse to arrest a group of men who wanted to join al-Qaida and blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago.
That the plotters didn't get far is a tribute to the members of Miami's Joint Terrorism Task Force, which consists of the FBI, the Miami-Dade and city of Miami police departments, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Criminal Investigation unit at the Internal Revenue Service.
Local and federal officials in Miami evidently find it possible to work together without arguing about whose clearance outranks whose. That must be a comforting state of affairs for Miami residents.
Wish we could say the same for Portland.
The Oregonian got it right. Let's hope Mayor Potter and the four City Council men wake up before someone pays a horrible price.