Come on people

You really said nothing about the possible closing of the Metro Gang Strike Force?

It’s strange to me that the subject of law enforcement has become too taboo for discourse.

Gangs are a serious and dangerous problem and I think we need a Gang investigative unit. I’m a little shocked no one pointed that out.

Let me guess, you think I’m sort sort of anti-police ranting zealot?

If only life were so simple. I’m actually pro police, good police. It’s the corrupt and illegal policies I’m against and apparently so is Strike Force commander Chris Omodt whom shut the place down.

According to the Strib’s story “Gang Strike Force cops shredded documents” and

A written account by the Strike Force’s commander said a dumpster behind the Strike Force’s offices in New Brighton and two garbage cans contained many shredded documents. Paper residue from shredding was found in the office and garage

Not bad enough?

Omodt also said someone apparently shut off a computer that records when someone enters the building with a security card. “My prior understanding is that this computer is not intended to be powered off,” Omodt wrote

Kudos to you Mr.Omodt for doing the right thing. I’m not sure how things got to this point, but at least you had the presense of mind to shut things down before they got worse.


2 Comments so far

  1. Fiona (quick13) on May 24th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

    While there are certainly actions within the leadership of the Metro Gang Strike Force for which there needs to be accountability, to just call out "shredding of documents" is irresponsible. Frankly, there are a lot of documents, just like any office, that should be shredded on a regular basis; those dealing with confidential issues. There are a lot of good officers doing a lot of good work on gang crimes in the cities and unfortunately the actions of a few have undermined the excellent work of those officers.

  2. greg on May 26th, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    Setting aside what happened with the MGSF, what’s the plan for the future? I’m sure the gangs see this as a win, and as the politics drag out, activity will surely increase.

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