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June 19th, 2008 at 01:36am

I usually take a look through the press releases from the New South Wales Police and the Australian Federal Police’s ACT division every day or two as they often make for interesting reading, and I usually get at least one “there are some really dumb people on this planet” story in the mix…but for all of the strange antics I get to read about, I’m often more bewildered by the names given to the various taskforces and operations. Names like “Operation Southroads” are perfectly understandable and even manage to convey the purpose of the operation…sadly the taskforce named in this press release from yesterday afternoon does not make as much sense:

Windsor shooting – Strike Force Tracksuit
Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 01:15pm

Police are appealing for information from the public following a shooting at Windsor on Monday.

About 5:40pm a 31-year-old man became involved in an argument with another man outside a tattoo parlour in George Street.

A firearm was produced and the 31-year-old was shot in the leg.

The victim was taken to Hawkesbury Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Strike Force Tracksuit, comprising of detectives from the Hawkesbury Local Area Command and State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad, are investigating the shooting.

Police are investigating whether the incident may be related to internal tensions involving an outlaw motorcycle gang or external tensions involving a rival gang.

Anyone with information that can assist investigators is urged to contact Windsor detectives on 4560 6999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Why do I get the feeling that somebody wearing a blindfold picked this name out of a dictionary?

Samuel

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