Ex-Park Police commander faces child porn charge

Former Minneapolis Park Police head William Allan Jacobs had a computerized stash of child pornography with tens of thousands of pictures, and there could be more, Hennepin County prosecutors charged today. Full Story
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No spin zone

United States

#2 Jan 25, 2010
Well there you go you cop lovers..............another one of the gangsters in blue breaking the law for years. Did he come on any calls to your home and talk to your kids. Maybe he has pics of them now. Ha ha ha ha ha There you go golf guy told you, you frickin can't trust any of the gangsters.
Livin Here and Now

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 25, 2010
No spin zone wrote:
Well there you go you cop lovers..........another one of the gangsters in blue breaking the law for years. Did he come on any calls to your home and talk to your kids. Maybe he has pics of them now. Ha ha ha ha ha There you go golf guy told you, you frickin can't trust any of the gangsters.
Just because some people like the police as a whole, it doesn't mean they love all cops or the things all cops do. Apparently though, some people like yourself seem to be very comfortable lumping an entire group into the same category based upon what a small minority of that group does. Then, those same people like you preach to everyone else about being narrow minded or bigoted when they make a statement against one of your precious groups based upon the actions of one of it's members. Might I remind you that each and every group, profession, occupation, race, sex, religion, etc, has it's small minority of members that commit crimes no better or worse than the crimes committed by the police officers you love to hate so much. In fact, I would be willing to bet there's more than a few sex offenders and child pornographers working in the same career field you have chosen, if you actually work that is. Shall the rest of us act as pompous and self-righteous as you and consider you to be the same as those predators?
Judy Girl

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 25, 2010
No spin zone wrote:
Well there you go you cop lovers..........another one of the gangsters in blue breaking the law for years. Did he come on any calls to your home and talk to your kids. Maybe he has pics of them now. Ha ha ha ha ha There you go golf guy told you, you frickin can't trust any of the gangsters.
"No spin zone", I think I recall you posting something previously about how you are a teacher... in St. Paul, I think... http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_142... Hmmmm, using your reasoning, all teachers must like to drug and rape 12 year olds, so if you're a teacher, that makes you a rapist I guess.
Sophia

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 25, 2010
So incrediably sad, children's lives forever changed.
How did this go on for so long? Can it be lawyers and cops tend to be more protected by their status so questions were not asked?
Those in law enforcement, and all helping professions should be held to higher standards. I've seen people with questionable internet sites in high places, there needs to be a higher standard.
So many times I hear, he or she is a lawyer or a police officer so don't ask questions. Time to start asking.
Fez

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2010
Oh Snap!
Was that a BURNNNNNNN on No Spin Zone!
Judy Girl wrote:
<quoted text> "No spin zone", I think I recall you posting something previously about how you are a teacher... in St. Paul, I think... http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_142... Hmmmm, using your reasoning, all teachers must like to drug and rape 12 year olds, so if you're a teacher, that makes you a rapist I guess.
Minieslumpolis

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 25, 2010
Liberal MN, isn't is great? Can't let the kiddies go to parks anymore because of the criminals our state has imported; can't go to the parks because of sketchy park police. Stay at home and watch those Vikes.

“Are you Fu**ing kidding me?”

Since: Nov 08

A small town in northern MN

#9 Jan 25, 2010
I don't know if it's just me but lately it's either a teacher or someone else in authority doing these things to children and all I can say is What the Duck is going on? Isn't there some tell-tale signs from people who enjoy this most terrible crime? Why does it always seem like a suprise? I have to think that if a retired Law enforcement officer and Lawyer is charged with these terrible crimes and given a 1/2 million dollar bail they probably have him by the shorthairs! No gallows high enough or prison sentence long enough!
Buttomfly

Madison, WI

#10 Jan 25, 2010
And now the Minnetonka officer who was robbing homes to support his prescription drug habit. Where are these guys coming from.. Scary thought is whether there are more or are they just getting caught now. It does seem to be hitting all the branches so it doesn't seem to matter which department they belong to.
HangEm

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 25, 2010
We all know that nobody is perfect. However when it comes to cops breaking ANY law, they should get TWICE the sentence. Automatic. It should be a law of its own. There is NO reason they should be treated like others in society when they break the very laws they SWEAR to uphold. I'm not a cop hater but this shtuff really bothers me.
Mr guthimalive

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jan 25, 2010
and i thought all those years movie night at folwell park watching- debbi does the park board- was just a normal thing. man was i wrong
Guy with integrity-

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 25, 2010
...that can't get a job in law enforcement. Any suggestions?
Its acne-not herpes

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jan 26, 2010
I wish MN would consider the dealth penalty for child murderers/rapists and habitual molesters...
Common Sense

Flom, MN

#15 Jan 26, 2010
Doesn't look good for this fella.

Advise: admit the guilt,(your golden years are ruined anyway) save the money on an expensive lawyer and don't lawyer-up. Maybe buy a Bible instead.

The truth will set you free....
Seth

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 26, 2010
More perversion from conservative Anglo male leaders. I suppose this is President Obama's fault too. I wonder what would be found on Rush Limbaugh's computer once the KKK literature was waded through.
Someone who knows better

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 26, 2010
knows these men (and less so women) are out there raping our children. Don't care if he or she is cop, lawyer or some rich "business" person, they need to be caught,tried and punished. Don't let this man out of jail!! Or do and let this young victim's family know when and where. Really a mob and rope is what is needed in this case and others like them.
knight

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jan 26, 2010
holy smokes!!!

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#19 Jan 26, 2010
Buttomfly wrote:
And now the Minnetonka officer who was robbing homes to support his prescription drug habit. Where are these guys coming from.. Scary thought is whether there are more or are they just getting caught now. It does seem to be hitting all the branches so it doesn't seem to matter which department they belong to.
This pedophile was exposed by the victim himself (bravo, bravo, BRAVO to that young man!!!) but I've wondered the same thing as you about the high number of badges getting busted lately. The Fong Lee case brought a lot of attention to the MPD's conduct in the last year or so, and of course the Gang Task Force also. I have to believe that all law enforcement around the metro has been under scrutiny lately. Thank goodness for that. I'm all for double penalty on police, teachers, clergy, health care personnel, anyone sworn to protect and help those who are vulnerable, much like how the fines are doubled in construction zones.
Livin Here and Now

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 26, 2010
ZenBirdist wrote:
<quoted text>
This pedophile was exposed by the victim himself (bravo, bravo, BRAVO to that young man!!!) but I've wondered the same thing as you about the high number of badges getting busted lately. The Fong Lee case brought a lot of attention to the MPD's conduct in the last year or so, and of course the Gang Task Force also. I have to believe that all law enforcement around the metro has been under scrutiny lately. Thank goodness for that. I'm all for double penalty on police, teachers, clergy, health care personnel, anyone sworn to protect and help those who are vulnerable, much like how the fines are doubled in construction zones.
Coming from you, with the "peace through light not might" moniker, I have to say your post is a little hard to wrap my mind around. I mean, a double penalty? Do you want that just solely because of their occupations, or only if they use their authority to victimize? If you choose the latter, you should know that there are already elements in the statutes addressing that. And if you wish the former, then where will you stop; race, sexual orientation, or religion perhaps? This one was very out of character for you, in my opinion. Peace to you (and I don't mean selective peace, I mean across the board).

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#21 Jan 26, 2010
Livin Here and Now wrote:
<quoted text> Coming from you, with the "peace through light not might" moniker, I have to say your post is a little hard to wrap my mind around. I mean, a double penalty? Do you want that just solely because of their occupations, or only if they use their authority to victimize? If you choose the latter, you should know that there are already elements in the statutes addressing that. And if you wish the former, then where will you stop; race, sexual orientation, or religion perhaps? This one was very out of character for you, in my opinion. Peace to you (and I don't mean selective peace, I mean across the board).
Namaste, Livin, and peace unto you as well. I was unaware that statutes already address harsher penalties for crimes against children perpetrated by those sworn to serve on their behalf. Did I read that right?

"And if you wish the former, then where will you stop; race, sexual orientation, or religion perhaps?" A very good question! What you describe here is hate-crime legislation. In my opinion, there should not be two sets of punishments for equal crimes, based upon the color/race/religion/orientatio n of the victims. All violent crimes should be prosecuted and punished to the maximum, as common sense tells me that violence IS hate regardless of the motive and is equally unacceptable in all circumstances.

My double-penalty suggestion comes from the belief that seeking out a position of influence or authority of minors (as a cop, a teacher, a pastor, etc.) and then using that position to violate them is a despicable, prolonged, premeditated, predatory act. It is worse than the opportunist molestor, a danger to more kids, and warrants a very long time in prison for the safety of all our children. What is the value of an oath, if not to be upheld to a higher standard?

You're not the first person to call me out on my "Peace through Light" quote. Perhaps today I'll change that. Zen
Dirty government

Stillwater, MN

#22 Jan 26, 2010
Buttomfly wrote:
And now the Minnetonka officer who was robbing homes to support his prescription drug habit. Where are these guys coming from.. Scary thought is whether there are more or are they just getting caught now. It does seem to be hitting all the branches so it doesn't seem to matter which department they belong to.
My anger comes fromif it was a civilian they would have been hung out to dry, its a cop breaking into over 10 homes but hes a good guy. F the police.Crooked corrupt pricks. I hate the double standar law that people with power get away with it or get off easily. Cops can do and say what they want and its not fair, they are takeing our rights away. Fight back.....

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