Thursday, December 25, 2008

Grinches In Washington

And no, it's not even Congress or the Bush administration.

It's the cops:

Four D.C. police officers operating out of the Sixth District station in Northeast have been accused of stealing toys dropped off for the Toys for Tots program, WTOP has learned.

The officers have not been charged with a crime at this point, but D.C. Police Spokesperson Traci Hughes says an internal investigation is underway.

The news on the telly says they were caught on surveillance cameras, so I would guess their goose is cooked. I only hope the delay is due to the holiday and not some kind of distorted code of honor thing.

On the bright side, we have good cops right here in Milwaukee:

When two Milwaukee police officers were called to a home in the 3800 block of N. Port Washington Road on Wednesday evening, they found a woman who needed treatment for an overdose of drugs and mental problems. They took the woman for treatment, leaving a 6-year-old daughter with an aunt.

But the officers, Steven Roufus and Timothy Gauerke, also dealt with some of the surrounding circumstances they noticed, according to Milwaukee Police Department spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz. There were no presents under a small plastic Christmas tree in the home. Schwartz said the officers went back to the District 5 station where they work and took up a collection.

"They then went to Walgreens and bought the little girl a coat, hat, Barbie doll and other toys," Schwartz said. "In addition they noticed there was not a lot of food in the home. They brought some food, including milk, juice and cereal. A coloring book and other items also were collected from the station. The coloring book was given to the aunt to give to the child on Christmas Eve and the rest of presents were hidden to give to her on Christmas morning from Santa."

Since the kids can't rely on the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, it is good to see someone watching over them.

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