BUTT OUT, COPS WARN THUGS – Monday February 20 2012

– Police investigating gang crime in Melbourne’s north and west have warned they will not tolerate thugs trying to sabotage criminal cases.
Members of the Santiago Taskforce have charged nine people with attempting to pervert the course of justice, which carries a maximum 25-year jail term.
Some of the threats aimed at derailing cases have come from within maximum security prisons.
Taskforce head Detective Inspector Steve Dennis said tampering with witnesses and undermining police work would not be tolerated.
Santiago was formed in 2008 amid concern at 20 non-fatal shootings in the northern and western suburbs.
The taskforce has since made more than 150 arrests for matters including attempted murder, serious assault, firearms breaches and drug trafficking.
Santiago has accumulated profiles on hundreds of individuals, ranging from career criminals to peripheral players.
Inspector Dennis said detectives had launched 130 investigations, some of which were very challenging.
Coercive hearings, where people are compelled to answer questions or risk prosecution, have been used with some success, Inspector Dennis said.
He said Santiago had worked closely with the Acer Taskforce in trying to find illegal firearms.
There had been a strong degree of intelligence sharing with New South Wales detectives and the Australian Federal Police, Inspector Dennis said – Mark Buttler & Anthony Dowsley

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About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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