Fugitive hunters

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE and GLENN HOWATT , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 1, 2010 - 9:07 AM

A small squad of Department of Corrections officers takes to the streets to catch those who have fled from supervised release.

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thesupermanSep. 1, 10 9:13 AM

Let's start using all resources to catch these thugs. Start using these electronic billboards and have a picture of all 200 flashing across a 60 foot billboard every 10 seconds. And then offer a small reward. In this economy even $500 bucks would be a huge reward. And I bet all 200 would be caught in a month or two. And if the government does not want to pay the advertising fee, then you can understand how antiquated the government truly has become.

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stpslimSep. 1, 10 9:27 AM

Why is there a picture of a dude picking his nose?

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reasonable2Sep. 1, 10 9:55 AM

The photo (in the paper) shows no clear identification that the man is a police officer. Ironically, he is after a guy who was convicted of shooting at a police officer.

I wouldn't want to look out into my ally and see an unidentified man with a gun drawn (and a photographer behind him?) would you? What ever happened to the prominent "FBI" or "ATF" style ids on the officer's back?

I'm glad the guy "loves" his work, but what's this about the latitude he is given ("no paper work...")? IMHO Someone innocent will get hurt if (what appears to be) cowboy style policing is encouraged.

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ptac85Sep. 1, 10 1:45 PM

Reasonable2 makes a point.... not a very smart one.... not well thought out.... but from a criminal state of mind... a point. These guys should be decked out in full uniform....a bullhorn attached to them announcing that they are law enforcement officers (not cops) looking to apprehend criminals who are NON COMPLIANT AND ON THE RUN FROM THE LAW. Maybe a red spinning light on their caps would make them even more visable! Think how many of these people that have RUN FROM THE LAW they could catch dressed like this! There are words to describe you reasonable2....but the rules are to "keep it civil"

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GrimJackSep. 1, 10 3:30 PM

Nope... no paperwork. You don't have to build a case against these people. They have already been arrested, convicted and incarcerated. Let me give you a different word than fugitive... ESCAPEE. What I want to know is... who the heck is supervising these people's release? They just walk away at a rate of 1,800 a year? Talk about a broken system.

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victorygardnSep. 1, 10 3:53 PM

He's not picking his nose. Just look at the photo. He's holding a cell phone or something similar.

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reasonable2Sep. 1, 10 4:12 PM

The POLICE OFFICER was wearing a camo cap and nondescript civilian clothing, brandishing a semi-automatic pistol.

I did not recommend a bull horn or squads with bright flashing lights or any of the straw men you put up to belittle my point.

How would you react to a guy in the alley with a gun and no indication he was a "good" guy?

As for the paperwork, I know nothing about it, but I read the article and a bag of pot was impounded, also other property on a stop where the suspect was not found. See the point? More "takings" on an unrelated matter by an officer who doesn't do paperwork.

My point is neither stupid nor pro-crimninal. It is what citizens should expect from police.

No?

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mtkavistaSep. 1, 10 4:19 PM

Only having 1,800 go walking away each year is actually a pretty small number when you compare it to the number of people who are on supervised release in the state. (according to the DOC Currently over 140,000 people on supervised release.)

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reasonable2Sep. 1, 10 5:23 PM

The video spells out that the fugitive shot at a POLICE CAR. The Sunday paper story did not have all the info in the video. Also the video shows plenty of Police markings on all the other people working with the plain clothes guy. Also I saw him in the video turn in the bag of drugs and the gun he had taken from the apartment- also not spelled out in the Sunday paper story. I stand corrected for my wrong assumptions.

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grenadiersSep. 1, 10 6:21 PM

startrib posts stories/pics way too many times for the average dude and dudette. I too see the nose picker daily! And, I haven't read the story, cause, I don't care! Snort. Pick, burp.

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