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Ramsey County sheriff debates snarled in details

There are 177 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 6, 2010, titled Ramsey County sheriff debates snarled in details. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Will voters have a chance to hear the Ramsey County sheriff candidates debate? So far, the answer is no.

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I rest my case

Minneapolis, MN

#172 Oct 25, 2010
Deputy Z wrote:
You idiots have no clue who Bob Fletcher is. All I know is that when I needed to crack some people upside the head, he stood by me. When I needed a loan when after drug dealers and hookers to get money, Bob said it was fine. When I was feeling 'uptight', Bob knew the name of a good masseuse he personally uses. I didn't even have to pay her. When I needed a nice looking car for a wedding, he let me drive one of the confiscated Mercedes from the gang strike force, and even let me use the county gas pump to keep it full. When I needed a nice watch and big flatscreen tv to impress the wife of a friend who was coming over, Bob let me go to the evidence room at the strike force hq and take whatever I needed.
All of that and the only thing he ask of us is campaign for him every four years. That and keep the ongoing surveillance program on the list of troublemakers operating.
He doesn't have to debate. Bostrom should be trying to get on board with Fletcher.
I can't wait to print this off and make copies, and starting handing this post out in my neighborhood. This is the people Bostrom as surrounded himself with, boy you really got back at the boss....... how immature
The ghost of Dan Slagle

Saint Paul, MN

#173 Oct 25, 2010
Angel wrote:
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Hi,
My name is Angel. I think Mr Fletcher is a great Masturbater. I think he is better than most of the others that masturbate. He would win if he had the chance to do it in front of the League of Women Voters. Unfortunately he is not out of town, but with me!!
Thank you for the tip Bob.
Yours truly,
Angel
Oh, I retract what I just said. I did not know what a debate was and just googled it. OOOOPS
Matt are these are the people you are associating with?

Dan must he turning over in his grave.
DFL Matt Bostrom

Minneapolis, MN

#174 Oct 25, 2010
The ghost of Dan Slagle wrote:
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Matt are these are the people you are associating with?
Dan must he turning over in his grave.
Apparently, Bostrom thinks the Sheriff's Office is just fun and games. He hasn't said one thing that makes sense. Not only that, but Bostrom came in to this race claiming that Fletcher would be the one using smear tactics during the campaign and that he--Bostrom--was going to take the high road. Well, I haven't seen or read one thing where Fletcher has tried to smear Bostrom in this campaign. On the other hand, all I see from the Bostrom campaign is a bunch of juvenile behavior, including from the 3 or 4 deputies who support Bostrom.
War Crimes on Vets

Minneapolis, MN

#175 Oct 25, 2010
When someone sent me a link to this statement by Matt Bostrom, I almost fell off my chair. And all this time I thought the Ramsey County Jail is filled with gang bangers, thugs, and drug dealers! Silly me! I never realized that the jail is full of crazed war vets who are repeatedly arrested, booked and checked into the jail often! I guess that's what I get for believing what I read in the local newspapers!

Here is the question Matt Bostrom was asked:

Describe how you would reduce the percentage of people committing repeat
offenses within Ramsey county. Are there collaborative programs that can be
enhanced or created with other metro area Sheriff's offices to address this
problem? Are there collaborative programs that can be enhanced or created
with other agencies within Ramsey County to address this problem?

Here is Matt Bostrom's answer:

The sheriff has a unique opportunity to affect not only the immediate safety
of the community, but also the long term safety and health of the community.

For example, many in detention are struggling with a range of mental health
issues. Providing proper medication to those with these issues is the first
step. Next, monitoring of the medication must occur. Finally, efforts to
help ensure that medications continue beyond the time of custody should be
initiated. These steps can make the difference for those people to be able
to transition into productive community life. There are organizations like
Second Chance which are working to provide just this kind of support.

After eight years of war, nearly two million Americans have now served in
Iraq or Afghanistan, including many women. While many veterans return home
stronger from their service and experiences, studies indicate approximately
one-third are suffering from psychological injuries, including Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an invisible war wound that is
frequently not recognized until violent behavior brings veterans into
contact with the criminal justice system. In 2008, Minnesota passed
pioneering legislation to encourage treatment over incarceration of veterans
whose service-related psychological injuries played a role in their criminal
offense. In the Sheriff's department, we need training to correctly identify
PTSD. We need procedures where we correctly identify veterans. Then we have
multiple organizations that provide the appropriate help and expertise.
These include but are not limited to

- The Minnesota National Guard
- The Department of Veterans Affairs
- The Minnesota County Attorneys Association
- The Minnesota County Veteran Service Offices
- Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
- The Veterans Advocacy Institute
- NAMI Minnesota

Once we have determined the best practices and procedures for managing those
in custody, we should do more to train and improve the employees in the
Ramsey County Sheriff's Department. The sheriffs office is positioned to
facilitate and provide joint training and professional development
opportunities for all of the public safety agencies within the county.
Relationships and partnerships are best established by intentionally teaming
up on common public safety initiatives and training opportunities. My
experience has taught me that when there is an environment of mutual trust,
professional officers and deputies can respond together to provide the
highest level of safety in the community.

If elected Sheriff of Ramsey County, I will continue to collaborate with
non-profit agencies, county agencies, the county attorney's office and all
levels of law enforcement to keep our community safe and reduce the
percentage of people committing repeat offenses within Ramsey county.
War Crimes on Vets

Minneapolis, MN

#176 Oct 25, 2010
And this is how Sheriff Fletcher answered the same question:

To reduce the recidivism rate we must expand the number of effective drug
and alcohol treatment programs for persons incarcerated in our jails and
prisons. The single greatest correlative factor of persons arrested is
chemical addiction. 80% of persons arrested have a history of chemical or
alcohol abuse. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of crime is drug or
alcohol related. Aggressive treatment and prison aftercare have been shown
to greatly increase the odds that a person will not reoffend. This
treatment must include access to appropriate medications that assist in
treating brain chemistry issues. Quite often, offenders with chemical
addiction histories are also suffering from other mental health issues that
require a holistic approach during treatment. This treatment should be
provided in the context of a drug court or supervised probation to ensure
success. In addition to treating an offender for addiction and mental
health, government must assist in employment opportunities so that past
offenders have a pathway to economic success. Ramsey County has established
a drug court, under Judge Joanne Smith, that is a model for the entire
country. Recently it received a national award for its work. We should
attempt to expand its reach.

The Sheriffs Department is in the process of planning a Treatment Summit
that will take place next spring in the metro area. This conference will be
an expansion of our previous seminar on Methamphetamine prevention. We are
working with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to design a
curriculum that addresses the treatment needs of persons both in and out of
the corrections system. Next week I will be attending the MARRCH conference
on chemical dependency and recovery to gather additional information for the
Summit. There website can be found www.marrch.org .
The Ghost of Bostrom

Minneapolis, MN

#177 Oct 26, 2010
I hear the Fletcher camp has photographs of one of your top supporters involved in inappropriate behavior, who have you surrounded yourself with? Why are you falling into the trap of politics? You are not a good cop! You should stick to school teaching.
Al Ortwig

Minneapolis, MN

#178 Oct 26, 2010
I heard Big Al, hands out the 'good treats' on Halloween!!!!!!! Al you make Bostrom proud, you remind him of a clock, ya know when the big hand touches the little hand.
go ahead

Minneapolis, MN

#179 Oct 26, 2010
I rest my case wrote:
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I can't wait to print this off and make copies, and starting handing this post out in my neighborhood. This is the people Bostrom as surrounded himself with, boy you really got back at the boss....... how immature
Print it off, all of it. Show it to your neighbors. Go ahead and spread the truth. Fletcher needs to have the truth out there. Oh..........wait a minute, maybe you shouldn't.
yeah sure

Minneapolis, MN

#180 Oct 26, 2010
go ahead wrote:
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Print it off, all of it. Show it to your neighbors. Go ahead and spread the truth. Fletcher needs to have the truth out there. Oh..........wait a minute, maybe you shouldn't.
Maybe if Bostrom did real police work, he would have a chance to mess up oh wait, we all saw how he handled the RNC. Other than being in charge of the RNC and failing, what else has he done??????
Deputy Z

Saint Paul, MN

#181 Oct 27, 2010
yeah sure wrote:
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Maybe if Bostrom did real police work, he would have a chance to mess up oh wait, we all saw how he handled the RNC. Other than being in charge of the RNC and failing, what else has he done??????
Hey!!!!
Bob told us to ignore the weak plan that Bostrom put together and gave us carte blanche to go out there and really teach those punks a lesson. President Bush and Sarah Palin do not deserve to have to see Americans exercising their first amendment rights. So, we took it upon ourselves to protect the Republicans. Those punks are soooo lucky that the wind was blowing back on us when they were marching down Summit. Bob and I were right there ready to gas those punks. Mother nature didn't agree with us that day.
Back to this

Saint Paul, MN

#182 Oct 27, 2010
yeah sure wrote:
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Maybe if Bostrom did real police work, he would have a chance to mess up oh wait, we all saw how he handled the RNC. Other than being in charge of the RNC and failing, what else has he done??????
Real police work? This guy?

Matt Bostrom has 28 years of law enforcement experience with service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Chief of Operations, Division of Homeland Security and Support Services. Other assignments have included positions as the Mayor’s Public Safety Liaison, Investigator, Information Systems Director, Training Director, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

Matt received his formal education at Northwestern College (Bachelor of Science), the University of St. Thomas (Master of Education and Saint Paul Public School Teaching License), and Hamline University, where he earned his Doctor of Public Administration degree. Matt is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a certified State of Minnesota Emergency Manager.

Matt authored The Influence of Education on Police Officer Work Habits and co-authored The United States Department of Justice: Character-Based Police Officer Selection. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, Northwestern College, and Hamline University.
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All of that and not a hint of scandal in his past. Sounds like the perfect person to replace the current scandal plagued corrupt sheriff.
lydlowryder

United States

#183 Oct 27, 2010
Back to this wrote:
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Real police work? This guy?
Matt Bostrom has 28 years of law enforcement experience with service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Chief of Operations, Division of Homeland Security and Support Services. Other assignments have included positions as the Mayor’s Public Safety Liaison, Investigator, Information Systems Director, Training Director, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
Matt received his formal education at Northwestern College (Bachelor of Science), the University of St. Thomas (Master of Education and Saint Paul Public School Teaching License), and Hamline University, where he earned his Doctor of Public Administration degree. Matt is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a certified State of Minnesota Emergency Manager.
Matt authored The Influence of Education on Police Officer Work Habits and co-authored The United States Department of Justice: Character-Based Police Officer Selection. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, Northwestern College, and Hamline University.
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All of that and not a hint of scandal in his past. Sounds like the perfect person to replace the current scandal plagued corrupt sheriff.
Impressive....those that can do, those that can't teach...I say remain a teacher and allow the tough job to be handled by someone not affraid to upset the minority....Go Fletch!!!!
LIE DONE

Minneapolis, MN

#184 Oct 27, 2010
lydlowryder wrote:
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Impressive....those that can do, those that can't teach...I say remain a teacher and allow the tough job to be handled by someone not affraid to upset the minority....Go Fletch!!!!
Hey Lydon,

Are you playing on the computer on Ramsey County dime again? You should have gone to the Gas Plus at 1200 hours today. You might have been enlightened.
Deputy Z

Saint Paul, MN

#185 Oct 28, 2010
lydlowryder wrote:
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Impressive....those that can do, those that can't teach...I say remain a teacher and allow the tough job to be handled by someone not affraid to upset the minority....Go Fletch!!!!
"...those that can do, those that can't teach..."

Why is it the dumb and stupid always attack the educated and enlightened? Is it because you find intelligence a threat and of no value when you're stuffing fries in a box?

Matt Bostrom has 28 years of law enforcement experience with service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Chief of Operations, Division of Homeland Security and Support Services. Other assignments have included positions as the Mayor’s Public Safety Liaison, Investigator, Information Systems Director, Training Director, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

The man teaches AND does.
lydlowryder

United States

#186 Oct 28, 2010
Deputy Z wrote:
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"...those that can do, those that can't teach..."
Why is it the dumb and stupid always attack the educated and enlightened? Is it because you find intelligence a threat and of no value when you're stuffing fries in a box?
Matt Bostrom has 28 years of law enforcement experience with service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Chief of Operations, Division of Homeland Security and Support Services. Other assignments have included positions as the Mayor’s Public Safety Liaison, Investigator, Information Systems Director, Training Director, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
The man teaches AND does.
Well with those qualifications you would think he would have been a shoe in for the Chief of Police job in Saint Paul, o ya thats right the Mayor wouldnt support his own guy...wonder why?? Why was he demoted? The Mayor and the City Council, of which his dad sits on, wouldnt support him...what does that say, this is the same department that he has worked for, for how many years, yet his own bosses were not comfortable with supporting him for their top cop job....that says something.
I see no reason to stoop to your level and name call...how old are you....and there isnt anything wrong with stuffing french fries.
SPPS Teacher

Minneapolis, MN

#187 Oct 28, 2010
Back to this wrote:
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Real police work? This guy?
Matt Bostrom has 28 years of law enforcement experience with service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Chief of Operations, Division of Homeland Security and Support Services. Other assignments have included positions as the Mayor’s Public Safety Liaison, Investigator, Information Systems Director, Training Director, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
Matt received his formal education at Northwestern College (Bachelor of Science), the University of St. Thomas (Master of Education and Saint Paul Public School Teaching License), and Hamline University, where he earned his Doctor of Public Administration degree. Matt is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a certified State of Minnesota Emergency Manager.
Matt authored The Influence of Education on Police Officer Work Habits and co-authored The United States Department of Justice: Character-Based Police Officer Selection. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, Northwestern College, and Hamline University.
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All of that and not a hint of scandal in his past. Sounds like the perfect person to replace the current scandal plagued corrupt sheriff.
Point of information, there is a Matthew Daniel Bostrom who HAD a Minnesota Teachers license, but it expired on 6-30-2001.

Bostrom doesn't have a license to teach as you say.

More lies from the Bostrom camp.
LIE DONE

Minneapolis, MN

#188 Oct 28, 2010
lydlowryder wrote:
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Well with those qualifications you would think he would have been a shoe in for the Chief of Police job in Saint Paul, o ya thats right the Mayor wouldnt support his own guy...wonder why?? Why was he demoted? The Mayor and the City Council, of which his dad sits on, wouldnt support him...what does that say, this is the same department that he has worked for, for how many years, yet his own bosses were not comfortable with supporting him for their top cop job....that says something.
I see no reason to stoop to your level and name call...how old are you....and there isnt anything wrong with stuffing french fries.
That is because you are stuffing those fries into that big mouth.

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