Full statement: John Tyson, Commander of the Task Force on Illegal Gambling
"Today's ruling by the federal court is a victory for the rule of law. The gambling bosses who run Country Crossing undertook this desperate effort to stop the enforcement of Alabama's gambling laws, and it failed. If Country Crossing is reopened, then law enforcement officials intend immediately to arrest anyone seen engaging in criminal activity on the premises and to seize any illegal machines. This is what law enforcement officials do every day in enforcing Alabama law, and the gambling bosses are going to be treated just like everyone else. No one is above the law.