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Shooting at 14th and Spring Rd, NW – Late Night Robbery at Wonderland (11th and Kenyon St, NW) Arrest Made

by Prince Of Petworth July 13, 2011 at 9:00 am 143 Comments


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From MPD:

At about 10:40 pm, July 12, 2011, an adult male was walking in the 1400 block of Spring Rd., NW when he was suddenly approached by an armed assailant who demanded money from the complainant. The suspect was armed with a handgun. A struggle ensued, during which, the suspect shot the victim and then fled the scene on foot. The victim is recovering from his wound at a local area hospital.

The suspect was described as a black male, 18 – 22 yrs old with a thin build and short black hair. He was wearing black shorts and had no shirt. He was last seen running northbound on 16th St. from Spring Rd.

Anyone having information regarding this case is asked to call 202-727-9099.


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From MPD:

At approximately 145 am this morning, three masked men with displaying guns entered the Wonderland Bar located at 1101 Kenyon Street, NW and proceeded to rob one of the employees. The three men then left the location in unknown directions. No one was injured during the robbery. Third District units were called and within minutes, members of the Crime Suppression Team were able to apprehended one of the masked men after a brief chase. As a result, they were able to recover a mask as well as one of the weapons used. If any one has any information relating to the other two individuals involved in this robbery or anything relating to the incident itself, please call 202-727-9099

  • Jen

    can we skip the fiery debate on socioeconomic status, race, youth, and community activism and talk about something that won’t be repeating ourselves and getting nowhere 1,000 times?

    I propose we use this thread to talk about how cute kitties are when they sleep.

    • EJ

      +1

    • ??

      True, sticking your head in the sand is always the best option.

      • Jen

        c’mon. the shit that people write on here when something like this happens does not equal an intelligent discourse — even if people posit halfway intelligent arguments, it’s still the same people writing the exact same things. you been here very long?

        • ??

          I bet you’re a real treat.

          • Jen

            another excellent argument.

        • The Heights

          Nobody’s making you read the comments. If people want to discuss these things, even if the arguments get calcified, it might lead to one or two people getting involved. Or it might just be cathartic. If you want to talk about kittens (and really, who does?) there’s always the afternoon pet thing every day on the blog.

          • Jen

            yes, they are. do you have ANY IDEA how boring my job is right now? what the frig else am I supposed to do all day? (I don’t want serious answers you humorless shitwits) damn y’all need to take comments on the internets with a grain of salt!

          • The Heights

            Jen, if you want a humorous discussion, try the following formula:

            1) Pick a humorous topic. Making light of someone being shot is not the right place for videos of cats. Come to think of it, there’s no right place for posting videos of cats.

            2) Be funny. Strident whining is not funny.

          • elcal

            And guess what, some intelligent discourse happened further down this stream. Some neighbors met each other, circulated listserv information, and are meeting up to discuss the above incidents, among other things. You know why that happened Jen? Because this blog is for people who live in the city’s neighborhoods and care about them. That’s one of the beautiful uses of the internets.

          • Tricia

            Oh my god. She made a joke based on how a large amount of these threads regarding crime turn out. I don’t understand why people are attacking her over something so trivial. To quote The Heights poster earlier “Nobody’s making you read the comments.”

          • The Heights

            Cat people really do stick together! As I said above, no one makes anyone else read the comments. But using that argument to defend Jen’s assertion that the comments are inane makes no sense. And this thread appears to have been more constructive than most, so maybe she should slow her roll.

          • Tricia

            I would have said it even if I didn’t like cats and I’m not disputing one way or another the constructiveness of this thread. All I’m saying is that for such a trivial off-handed joke the comments received in reply seemed a bit excessive.

            Maybe people on PoP just really hate cats that much lol. <- joke

          • Jen

            meh, whatevs. I’m heading over to dcist…

        • Sick of Crime

          Jen, take a quick inventory of the crimes you’ve seen posted here. I can think of one committed by a Hispanic male on a bicycle. All others…

          Just saying.

        • anon

          ok ok ok
          lets talk about your kitty ;-)

    • caballero

      Way to get out on front of the issue. Do you work in PR? If so, get in touch with me, because my image needs a little polishing.

    • Tricia

      I for one think that kittens are aboslutely adorable when they sleep ^_^

      • I like the kittys that are armed with little AK-47s

    • Holmead

      Respectfully, Jen, I live right around here and am raising small children in the city. I take your point about there seldom being real action generated from the tirades but I don’t have the luxury of being as glib about it as you.

  • jk

    well considering I work there, I don’t want to talk about kittens.

  • Kalorini

    Props to the cops for catching one of the thieves. Glad no one was seriously/fatally harmed last night. Summertime in the city…

    • photodork

      I would consider getting shot to be ‘seriously harmed’. I wouldn’t be glad about it.

      Are people really glad that someone ONLY got shot?

      • Kalorini

        Considering how bad it has been lately, yeah, I consider someone NOT dying a small victory for CH.

        • photodork

          I find it both pathetic and sad that you will accept ‘just a shooting’ as a victory for your neighborhood.

          Gunshot victims not succumbing to their wounds is not a step in the right direction.

          The only difference between this and the recent fatal shootings in the area is bad aim, smaller caliber, or dumb luck. None of these are victories.

          • Kalorini

            Its hyperbole, dude. I’m saying that I’m glad no one died last night. Jeez.

          • onion?

            Headline: Outraged Citizen Outraged That Other Outraged Citizens Are Slightly Less Outraged About Local Shooting

          • Jimbo

            No kidding! This is pathetic – and that’s not a paddy wagon it’s supposed to be a mini police station or outpost. Other than that monstrosity parked on 14th I don’ t see any increased presence. When I come up this part of 14th street after dark I rarely see any police or police cars. Where are they?? To think this happens a block over less then a week away — c’mon!! Everybody that is disgusted by this needs to flood MPD and Jim Grahm with phone calls and complaints.

  • Anonymous

    jus sayin…if you see a shirtless 18 year old at 11pm, assume he is up to no good.

    • 4:15

      And if a shirtless 18 yr old with a gun asks for my money I’m giving it up. The younger he is the quicker I’m handing it over.

      don’t know the details here but I’m assuming the victim said no.

    • Cliff

      A shirtless 18 year old at 11pm can be both a good thing and a bad thing. LOL I kill me!

      • Anonymous

        hot mess!

  • Kudos to police for catching the Wonderland guy. Hopefully he flips on his accomplices. I’d be willing to bet these guys have all have substantial records. In all events, hopefully they will get a REAL sentence (10 plus years in jail seems about right for armed robbery plus illegal possession — I would imagine — of firearms) as opposed to what often seems to be imposed in the DC justice system.

    • Anonymous

      no. if they are under 18 years old they go to DYRS where they get a chance to break out as practice before they head to real prison.

    • Sick of Crime

      Would be best to shoot him in the knee, stand on it until he gives up his firends, then drop them all about 50 miles off of Ocean City.

      • I heard “them” were not good swimmers

  • Anonymous

    Who was the victim in the 14th st shooting?

  • dy no mite

    +1 on the kittens. also, ipad2’s. i love mine, how bout you?

    • anonymous

      don’t have one yet. subscribe to any publications that make it worthwhile? I know Living has some really nice features, but that content doesn’t hold my interest long.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously? There is a paddy wagon parked not even a block away, and supposed ‘increased police presence’ because of the big shooting this past weekend, again, not even a block away. This is ridiculous.

    • Holmead

      This incident is almost directly under a DC police camera/shot spotter as well. WTF?? Guess those things are useless.

  • COME ON!

    COME ON!

    This is horrible. Seriously. Horrible. Four people shot in a week in a 2 block radius? With a police van on the corner?

    I think the worst part of this, the absolute worst part of this, is that lawmakers, law enforcement, councilmen and whoever else will be unable to console the residents of this area. There’s a freaking POLICE VAN two blocks away from here. SERIOUSLY?

    • Columbia Heights

      THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. And this last shooting seemingly had nothing to do with drugs, gambling or anything other than robbery-gone-bad. If you ignore a “problem area” it is only going to get worse. Residents of these streets have been requesting police drive-bys and more patroling for years. There are a clear known handful of drug houses that just need to get busted.

      • Holmead

        This is my biggest issue, which was taken up here after the shooting over the weekend. It seems like drug deals, prostitution, gambling, or other forms of petty crime, are pretty much tolerated in this area. Those crimes lead to the big ones. Why do I know who the drug dealers and hookers are but the police don’t or won’t do anything about it. You need very little to establish probably cause for a vehicle stop/pat down etc. Come-on, let’s start making some arrests of this smaller stuff.

        • Anonymous

          have you ever talked to the police? i guarantee they know more than you.

          its not arrests that are the problem. it’s convictions and sentencing. and rehabilitation. and recidivism.

          • Holmead

            You make a good point actually. The issue is that I see the same faces over and over again and I assumed, perhaps, wrongly, that if arrests were being made the people would go way. But I guess that guy who committed 13 robberies and got like two years is a good example of what you are talking about.

          • Anonymous

            holmead,

            yeah, that weak sentencing was exactly what i was talking about. how we fix it i have no idea.

          • Lockemup

            +1

        • rooty tooty

          You have clearly never been to a PSA (police neighborhood) meeting. The cops know exactly what houses and corners people are dealing drugs from. The problem is that in order to get any chance at making an arrest that would lead to a conviction, they need hard evidence of the crime in question occurring.

          To do that, they typically need things like setup drug buys, which arehard to pull off…attributable surveillance, which most people fear for their safety to assist with…drugs on someone’s person, which the dealers are usually smart enough to avoid. get the picture?

          • COME ON!

            Again, I really think the saddest part is that no one seems to be able to console these residents. Whether police/lawmakers are doing something or not, shy of moving to a new place, what are residents supposed to do?

          • me

            Maybe some do, but all don’t. I witnessed a drug deal on W St, and then the dealer waved at a cop who was patrolling two doors down. Patrolling, NOT hanging out. The cop smiled and waved back. Although, come to think about it, the guy was just in a uniform- he could have been security, although I wouldn’t know for what, as the gas station at 14th and W doesn’t have security. But the guy had a gun, so he was one of the two. Either way, whether it was a cop or a security person of some sort, they are both supposed to be patrolling the area, not making drug dealers their BFFs.

          • rooty tooty

            @COME ON!: The residents should GO TO THE MEETINGS and tell the police where problems are and that they won’t stand for them. The police can’t do their job without some help from the community – they can never have eyes out in one block around the clock…that’s where they ask Joe Citizen to contribute.

            If you and your block stand tall against violence and drugs, you can ward it off with the help of the cops and a tightly knit neighborhood watch net.

  • Jimmy Crack Corn

    The heat drives the poor crazy with crimelust!

  • blur

    I live on the 1400 block of Perry Place NW and heard the police helicopter flying over the neighborhood for about an hour, wondering what was going down. This, the shooting at Parkwood over the weekend, and the drive-by on Spring Place a few weeks ago are all really sucky.

    Can anyone give me info on a Perry/Spring place neighborhood list serve, if it exists? I’ve only been on the block for a few months, but it’s officially time to get my head out of the sand.

  • Anonymous

    “Crime Suppression Team”…..what’s wrong with just “police”? I guess everyone needs a gimmicky name to look busy.

    • Dan

      That’s to distinguish them from the Dog Shooting Team and the Cyclist Hassling Team.

  • shayne

    I love wonderland ballroom….

  • angrychicken

    How do you suppress crime that’s already happening?

  • Anonymous x2

    I’m glad I didn’t listen to friends who told me I was crazy to move to “crime ridden NE” rather than stay in CH. Jeez.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, good for you winner.

  • Joe

    I say we drive the criminal element away with overwhelming presence. Let’s pack the bars until last call every night to show that we’re not afraid and can’t be intimidated!

    • blur

      Drinking for the safety of our neighborhood, eh? I like your style, Joe.

  • Resident

    @Blur – Yes, there is a group. What’s your email address?

    • VG

      Could you post the info for others who are interested?

      • COME ON!

        Yes, please post the information!

  • Lt. Columbo

    Just one more thing, Mr. Silverman… There’s something I don’t understand.

    I know I should probably know this and not have to ask you about this, but you know, I’m not the brightest guy on the police force.

    I know from a post on your, whatsit, your “blog” that you planned to be at Wonderland from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.

    You see, I can read, and then one of these young guys taught me about the Internets and, uh, Internet, right, and I looked up all the nice things you say about local businesses and pets and gardens. And you even got the twitter, like that guy in New York. But I digress.

    I just wondered what you might have been doing around, say, 10:30 to 11:00 o’clock that same night. Not still hanging around Wonderland, where you had been earlier that evening, uh, right sir?

  • another area

    Was wonderland still open when the robbery occurred, were customers still around? Was the security still out front? The armed robbery on 14th/spring is crazy. If you don’t have a shirt on, and are wearing shorts, how exactly do you hide a handgun. Terrifying. CAn’t wait to hear what the Grahamstander has to say about this. I am sure it will be something similar to what he always says “Things were getting so much better”– no they weren’t!! god, can we please vote his ass out.

  • er

    I live on the 1400 block of Spring Road, and would love to know if there is any kind of block patrol, neighborhood watch, etc. I’ll ask some of my other neighbors when I get home today, but I think having some more presence on the street – even just a commitment to have more people sitting on their steps or walking around and putting more “eyes on the street” – would be a good place to start. Especially with all the children that live here, we’ve got to make a commitment to keep our neighborhood safe for everyone.

  • Anonymous

    does anyone know if the victim on Spring St was an innocent bystander? Random yuppies generally wouldn’t fight back if a gun was pulled on them. trying to figure out how that went down.

    • M

      uh, so you think only “random yuppies” are victims of street crime, and that all others are somehow guilty? no.

      • me

        M, please work on your reading comprehension skills.

      • jt$

        YES! GUILTY! THEY’RE ALL GUILTY!!! AAAAHHHHH!

    • Anonymous

      yeah but dumb hippies might

  • SSRS

    Seriously, what’s wrong with Columbia Heights?

    • anon

      The gentrification is just taking some time. There is still a lot of affordable housing. Once that changes then the people who commit these crimes will have to move somewhere else.

      • dmd

        I disagree. There is no affordable housing.

        • Lockemup

          What? DC has the highest concentration of public housing in the nation!

          The system needs to be changed so
          A) Section 8 is less concentrated and more spread out so that environment positively influences those receipients
          B)There are incentives for people to look to get out of the handout mentality, i.e. limitations on length of receiving aid and more accountability.

          • Anonymous

            how can you control the location of section 8? they can pretty much rent wherever they want, no?

      • Jimbo

        If the police don’t step it up and clean up this neighborhood the gentrification will stop or slow to a snails pace. Nobody will be rushing to move in and people who have over the past several years will be moving out. Many big investments in the neighborhood have already failed and are discouraging further investments. If the reputation of this neighborhood is relentless shooting with few arrests or police presence people will choose to buy somewhere else.

    • elcal

      Population density and a spike in pop growth?

  • Sick and tired

    Im sick and tired of seeing a neighborhood ive lived in my entire life be talked about in this manor…..for all those who are looking for a neighborhood watch group simply put it isnt one…I have made up my mind to run for anc the next election because I know I can make a change and am not scared to fight crime face to face

    • Jen

      yeah, do it!!!

    • Tres

      Do it! The next generation of council members and even mayors are starting their ascent right now. We need more sharp, motivated folks who will replace the goofballs we have now.

    • Sarah

      Okay, not to be snarky, but:

      “Manor” refers to a large estate or home. I think you meant “manner”.

      • Jen

        right, learn how to spell and then do it!!!

        • Anonymous

          In an otherwise enraging series of posts, this made spit my coffee out. Thanks for the comic relief.

  • ColHei

    There’s a community meeting being planned for early next week at La Molienda on 14th and Perry. Sign up for the list serve ([email protected]) and they’ll send more info as it becomes available.

  • Sick and tired

    Im going too!!!!! NOBODY will run my family or any of my neighbors out of this neighborhood where weve decided to live and next week is much to late for a meeting on repeated violence im trying to put something together at my house by Friday

    • me

      Switch your “too” and “to” and you’re on to something.

  • Pennyworth

    not Wonderland!!! Damn, that was my favorite place for a while. I was just there a couple of months ago.

    btw, this is why i never carry cash. ugh

    • Jen

      dude, they don’t know that you’re not carrying cash and it’ll likely piss ’em off even more if they hold you up and you don’t have anything to give them. carrying at least $20 is a good idea ’cause it’ll get them off your back enough to buy a hit.

      • Lockemup

        Jen I agree with this sad but true statement

      • When I moved to Columbia Heights in 05 someone robbed the 7-11 at 14th & Columbia Road after the dude handed over the money the thug shot & killed the guy anyway.It was all over the news it showed the guy standing on the counter armed with a shotgun

  • Anonymous

    the only way to solve this is to get rid of all the public housing. have meetings all you want, the fact remains – poor people live in these rent controlled buildings.

    • Sick and tired

      That made no sense at all….the places where this violence is happening isnt in a public housing devolopment. putting the right people in positions such as anc council etc will change a bunch

    • CH

      Don’t some places, e.g., Chicago, scatter around the poor people? Why doesn’t DC do that? Rather than group them all in one building, give each family one unit in random buildings, and hope for a stronger positive influence on the bad elements. I don’t know if it would work, but the current system doesn’t really work either.

      • CH Answer

        Why? One answer. Jim Graham.

      • LK

        Chicago is not a city anyone should want to try to emulate. For as much as I love it, they have not figured out how to curb violence at all. If I were the type to live in “transitioning” neighborhoods, I’d feel much safer in one of DC’s than in one of Chicago’s.

  • Lockemup

    No shirt and holding a gun? Obviously the gun was showing and obviously there are known drug/gang houses in the area. Why are the police not targeting these? especially if everyone in the neighborhood is aware they sure have to be!

  • Lockemup

    Maybe there is not enough affordable housing in the area and that is why they needed to rob others? Mr. Graham do you agree sir?

  • Clairol

    Most of the criminals in CH gather in front of various known row houses in that area and all over the neighborhood – not public housing.

    • Lockemup

      Sure, but many of them walk over to the row houses from the complexes to hang out

  • anon

    I’m sorry, but if some asshat with a gun comes up to me at night and demands money, i’d give it to him, no argument. Then I’d wet myself and call the police. I refuse to get shot by some idiot over money.

    • Anonymous

      unless the suspect knew the victim….

      can we get some details on that

  • Sick and tired

    We all can get on here and complain but what are we doing about it…I havent seen my anc person yet with all of this going on this is my neighborhood and I refuse to feel threatened

  • DethMurder5000

    I wanna turn the assailant into chum. You know, a blended slurry of human meat and bone particles. But that’s worse than what the assailant did.

    • DethMurder5000

      Sorry, that’s not really how I feel. There’s a surge of retaliatory anger when I hear about a threat in my hood.

    • You would love the movie Soylent Green

  • El Gringo

    This is not the first time Wonderland has been stuck up by 3 ppl with guns…Happened just before Christmas, maybe 3-4 years ago?

    I wonder if someone “went back for seconds”?

    PoP can you resurrect that link? I couldn’t find it with search…

    • El Gringo

      Thank you for the link PoP!

  • Anonymous

    Holding up a bar on a Tuesday… who said thieves were soopid.

  • The Real Jason

    Ironically enough, I was arrested very close to 14th and spring for pissing in an alley at 3am. I was greeted by 3 squad cars and at least 7 officers. I suppose that public urination is a higher priority than attempted murder/robbery. Kudos once again to the brave men of the MPD.

    • Holmead

      This shocks me actually. Did you mouth off?

      • me

        Did you walk where it said not to and then refuse to show your ID? (Sorry, couldn’t help it)

        • you

          No, he just acted like a spoiled, entitled, typical DC resident d**k that thought he could disobey the law and urinate wherever he wanted to. (Sorry, also couldn’t help it.)

    • Lockemup

      Surprised that happened given people are walking around with open containers (in black bags of course) and pissing all over in the day time with no apparent fear of being arrested…

      • The Real Jason

        I was coming home from the Red Derby and both of their bathrooms were occupied. I attempted to go into the El Salvadorian pool hall and use their bathroom and they refused. So I pissed int the alley. I’m no saint, but I did think that having 7+ officers subdue me was a bit much. I didn’t utter a single harsh word to the arresting police.

    • LisaT

      What the hell were you doing peeing in an alley? Are you homeless and checking PoP from the library, because otherwise, I assume you have a home, with a bathroom.

      That’s overkill for public urination, especially with more pressing crimes going on, but I’d like to see more action taken against it.

  • scared

    Again, I ask MPD and the press to start reporting on the model/make and source of the guns recovered during arrests.

    Weekly FOIA request — how many violent DYRS wards released into the community? how many organized criminal enterprises are known to police? Information on the guns recovered/used in crimes — source, who is providing these guns to the kids?

    • Kalorini

      Commenting on a blog about a weekly FOIA request isn’t the same as actually doing it. Visit: http://www.rcfp.org/foialetter/index.php and follow through! Best of luck, and please email PoP when you’ve gotten something.

  • anonymous

    I just want to say I love the Wonderland staff and I’m very thankful no one was injured!

    • Susan

      +1

  • Jennifer

    I’m very glad that the guy who was mugged is recovering and does not have life threatening injuries.

    And I’ve seen this topic beaten to death (no pun intended) on PoP, but really people, please don’t fight back against muggers. Your life is worth more than the shit you carry around.

    • Lockemup

      I agree but the more they get away with ez crimes the more they will do it….so what to do?

  • Vinnie

    Paul Quander is the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety. Has anyone seen this guy publicly or know who he is? Mayor Gray nor anyone in his administration is discussing the crime that seem to be plaguing our city. With the U.S. economy in the toilet and the unemployment rate being high, I expect crime to increase. Law abiding citizens will be at the mercy of criminals roaming D.C. streets.

    • Jennifer

      Maybe he was the guy wearing the peanut suit at the Planters park opening…

      • Vinnie

        [email protected]; I agree.

  • Vinnie
  • Anonymous

    There has been a noticeable increase in crime within the last 4 weeks particularly in the area encompassed by Spring St., Park Rd, and between 14 th and 13 th streets ranging from car break ins, muggings in broad daylight not just late at night, shootings and prostitution. This leads me to believe we have some new people on the street and I want to know who they are and what’s going to happen to het them to stop. It’ll be a sad day if this takes more murders before the city steps it up. What I’d like to see happen is a switch up of the normal patrol. Perhaps we can get some cops on the beat…

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know what went down on Monday around noonish near Spring/Perry and between 14th and 13th? park police were everywhere and they had the helicopter out circling for about 45 mins.

    • Holmead

      On Monday it looks like a murder suspect was captured around 1:30 by third district cops. This was my assumption that these two events were related. There was a big police sweep going on.

  • Vinnie

    We the DC voters, residents, and taxpayers must put pressure on Mayor Gray and his Deputy Mayor of Public Safety. According to President Obama’s administration, unemployment in the United States is at an all time high. We might be facing a depression in our country and crime will get out of control. Send those emails to Vincent Gray.

    [email protected]
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  • Jonathan

    Have you guys heard the lastest news? The D.C. Inspector General says, it was ok for the Charlie Sheen police escort with sirens in the State of Virginia. What is going on in the District of Columbia? We have a dysfunctional Council, mayor, and Inspector General. I welcome a federal appointed ‘Control Board’.

  • Mitch

    I witnessed the MPD response to last nights shooting and it seemed EXTREMELY weak. They had lots of traffic control and approximately 4-5 officers were standing around in the center of the street for several hours doing virtually nothing (I’m sure they were catching up about family talking about current events), but certainly not doing anything noticeably evident to look for evidence or canvassing for statements. I also question the presence of a K-9 unit in a parked vehicle for @ 2 hours not doing anything. If you have a K-9 unit at the scene, shouldn’t they be working the scene, rather than just observing from the car. I was very excited when I saw the K-9 unit pull up. That excitement faded however as the dog was left in the car for hours. From everything I saw, the police were just logging time at the crime scene, not actually trying to work it.

    I do not even remember a helicopter being sent either ( and as we back up to Rock Creek Park we could have used either the Park Police or an MPD helicopter). As helicopters flying overhead is not an uncommon occurrence on my street so I was surprised we didn’t get one when a man was mugged and SHOT and we had 7 or more police cruisers , a firetruck (and I would assume an ambulance) respond.

    Now if there are any MPD officers reading this, please explain to me the crime fighting technique being employed by the officers who stood in the middle of the street talking for hours.

    • Jimbo

      Right!! Anytime there is a violent crime without an arrest the police should mobilize a large scale shakedown on the entire neighborhood. I bet the can round up all sorts of thugs and guns on every sweep. They might even recover guns that they can tie to other crimes. This should be the MO!!

  • anOnymouSE

    Why aren’t officers outside the bar when its time to close anyway? And who are these “crime suppression” people? Shouldn’t their name be “crime reaction”? Are they the officers in the crazy police vests without the powder blue shirts? My boyfriend said he saw regular officers actually stop the bad guy and put handcuffs on him, and 15 minutes later all these other “police vest” officers seemed to be negotiating with the regular officer about who would take the guy downtown.
    Great job showing up 20 min after the fact guys. As a female living in a crime-ridden neighborhood, isn’t it bad enough I have to look over my shoulder every time I walk home? Maybe they can work towards their namesake and “supress” criminal activity.

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