This is going to be a very short update, as I’m tired and really need to get to bed. Just wanted to report that we met with three senior MPD officers, and their reaction was positive beyond our wildest expectations. They listened; they never told us no or “that’s not possible”; they not only agreed with much of the plan we proposed, but used their experience to expand it. This is going to be the beginning of a wonderful partnership between the downtown citizens and the police.
The meeting was so positive that we actually cancelled our Channel 5 interview, because we didn’t want to undo any of the good will we had just brought into being.
I’ll post fuller details soon, hopefully at lunch if nothing comes up. In the meantime, if you want to be part of the new citizen-police partnership or if you have ideas, e-mail email@example.com.