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On Friday I told you about the MPD Inspector who requested your help to keep a juvenile robber behind bars.

The Washington Post reported on it Saturday. In the comments section of Friday’s post Herb says:

Nickles got more messages than he cared to count and said the orchestrated letter-writing campaign was inappropriate.

“I don’t mind getting 20 e-mails about a particular problem that reflects the unique perspective of people in the community, but I don’t approve of an organized campaign to send me 50 e-mails,” he said.

“I haven’t touched them,” he added. “I told my secretary to put them in a pile.”

Now I’ll be the first one to say that MPD has some flaws. But in this particular instance I support them 100%. I think we all need to support them in this case. They caught the perpetrator multiple times. Can’t really ask much more from MPD than that. So let’s make sure the the Council and AG hear us loud and clear. We will not tolerate the release of juvenile repeat offenders into our communities. Right? We have a lot of power in numbers. We must band together and support MPD.

Neener suggests we write the Council:
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Let’s do whatever we can to help keep dangerous criminals off the street no matter what age they are. It is a very sad state of affairs when the police have to encourage the community to pressure the judicial system. But if that’s what it has come down to. Well, then hell, let’s freaking help. Let’s write and let our voices be heard. Let’s make sure Nickles ( [email protected]) has 5000 emails in his inbox if he’s going to be so cavalier about the situation. People have been asking for a long time what they can do to help the situation? Well, here is a concrete example of how you can help. You may also want to write about your concern for mandatory sentencing of those who use handguns in a crime. It does not matter what neighborhood or Ward you live in, the issue of street crime affects us all. Now let’s do what we, sadly, are compelled to do and we’ll find out if the pen truly is mightier than the sword.

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