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Published July 07, 2010, 09:42 AM

8-year-old tells council: crack down on crooks

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Eight-year-old Logan Fisher is fed up with crime. And he made sure his city leaders knew it.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Eight-year-old Logan Fisher is fed up with crime. And he made sure his city leaders knew it.

Logan was ticked because thieves broke into his Brooklyn Park home last month and stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics, not to mention his wallet filled with quarters.

So the soon-to-be fourth-grader climbed a stool and took the podium at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The Star Tribune reports he wrote out his speech in pencil, then had his mom type it up.

He said, "We need to get mean and we need to mean it."

Deputy Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen agreed with Logan on neighbors watching out for neighbors and stepped up police patrols, though his idea of putting an armored SWAT vehicle on the streets to scare criminals into packing up wasn't so practical.

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