What happened to the Melrose Police Log? It stopped in August. It was nice to know about what is going on in the city. Newspaper only lists a few.
Drugs are rampant and the publicity undercuts the MEF nonsense, Real Estate lobby and Override efforts. Not publishing the police log also covers for all the drunk drivers who are coming home from the "The Fish", VFW, Elks and K of C.
The real reason the police log is no longer being updated was too many parents of school age children were finding out about the "secret" police reports quietly being filed on them by the school administration when they made a complaint about a school employee or firmly advocated for their child. If you or your child has had any contact with the School Resource Officer, or even if not, well guess what? There is probably a police report on you. And believe me, it probably won't paint a pretty picture or a true one for that matter and that's why they don't want you to know about it. It's the School District's "Two Strikes and You're Out" policy. Problem is, you'll never even know about the first strike. The second time you make a complaint, you'll get your summons to appear in District Court. Take a guess who came up with this sinister little strategy?
Myron works for the Schools or City Hall? Really?
The Police log elimination was instituted because of The Domestic Violence Information Protection Law passed by the Stae Legislature last summer.
And you seriously want your police force spending their time editing a blog? What a colossal waste of resources that would be.
It's not a blog. It's a daily log, and they are required by law to keep one. Since it's now done electronically, it would take one person all of twenty seconds to publish it.
I think it works like this....
The police are required to keep the information and make it available upon request. The Police are not require to publish it. Any citizen (or news paper, etc.) can go to the station and request a copy.