Our Police Chief is Fed Up!

By Lola
@Lolaze (3164)
United States
June 1, 2016 10:01am CST
Yes, the City of St. Louis police chief is fed up with the crime rate here! He has posted two blog posts recently calling out some things in our city. He even named the names of two judges who he feels are not being hard enough on criminals. One has placed only a $2,500 cash bond on a bank robber who just got out of prison for child molestation charges. The other let a young man with multiple felonies out of jail with just an ankle monitor then let him go again when he violated his bond conditions. The Police Chief also had some things to say about a halfway house which houses men who were just released from prison which resides in the north part of our city. He's calling for people to rally for it to be closed down, like people did in a city on the other side of the state. You can read the blog posts here: http://stlchiefdotsonblog.blogspot.com/ What do you think about our police chief speaking out on this?
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@topffer (36402)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
1 Jun 16
I do not like the sarcastic tone of his blog. Police and Justice have to work hand in hand, because they need each other to do their job, and should not washed their dirty clothes in public. At this game nobody wins.
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
1 Jun 16
Usually, I am not a fan of this guy. He has just hit his boiling point though and I can't blame him at this point for losing his cool. We recently had a 21 year old mother shot and killed and her baby thrown from the car by the carjackers...I think that night is when he lost it.
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@topffer (36402)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
1 Jun 16
@Lolaze It is understandable, but I hope that he will cool down. He is not far to have done a contempt of court in this blog, and in France discrediting a court decision is an offense that might be punished by six months in jail. Some politicians have been condemned for less than what he does here.
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
1 Jun 16
@topffer At first I was worried he could lose his position over this...then I realized they wouldn't fire him because they know they won't find anyone to take the job.
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@Genipher (5169)
• United States
1 Jun 16
The only thing I don't get is closing down the halfway house. Isn't that a good thing to keep? A way for men to get back on their feet and, hopefully, start fresh?
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
1 Jun 16
Many of the men there are re-offending and ending up right back in the justice system.
@Genipher (5169)
• United States
1 Jun 16
@Lolaze Ah, I see.
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
1 Jun 16
Police work hard to catch the criminals and then it's some judges that let the criminals go free. No wonder he is frustrated.
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@NJChicaa (47618)
• United States
1 Jun 16
Good for him!
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
1 Jun 16
Poor bloke he must be really frustrated by how things are going. The justice system is not helping him hard enough to keep the peace. It feels like he's arresting the same criminals over and over again. Tsk, tsk.
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@vandana7 (68625)
• India
30 Jun 16
Cleaning toilets and sewers can be a good punishment I feel.