Number of days since Texas was a national embarrassment: 0
If they go into a building and determine its filled with nuns and orphans, they can make an intelligent decision and, for example, not execute the orphans.
The program’s defenders say it has been an effective way of catching fugitives, including drug suspects and suspected killers
...but they declined to provide specific examples in which it was used.
Or did the author's imprecise words imply a broader scope than the truth, as he intended?