Tuesday, November 20, 2012

EVALUATING THE KCPD KANSAS CITY "HOTSPOT" PROGRAM ONE YEAR LATER!!!



KCTV5 marks one year of "hotspot" policing with a report that's nearly as glowing as Lucy Pinder. I know for a fact that THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY is far more critical.

Check the story first . . .

Exclusive look at Kansas City's "hot spot policing" program

Again, it's worth noting that overall KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES REMAIN AT NEARLY THE EXACT SAME NUMBER AS LAST YEAR . . . However, boosters of the hotspot program argue that murders in "hotspots" are down from 30 to 19 this year. However, I'm not aware of any stat or quantifiable data which suggests those homicides weren't simply pushed to another part of town. Neighboring law enforcement officials, like the Meth Town Chief, are on record as staying their crime rate has increased thanks to "displacement" of KC area crooks.

But this discussion really belongs to readers . . .

To wit . . .

HAS "HOTSPOT" POLICING MADE FOR SAFER KANSAS CITY STREETS?!?!

Don't let JoCo d-bags dominate the talk . . . People who regularly visit Kansas City and the urban core are ENCOURAGED to offer their view of life in local hotspots.

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

That's an easy one.
The answer is a big fat NO!
No Hot Spots don't work.

Anonymous said...

Weird guys who wanted to shoot someone waited until they drove around and found their target in an area where there weren't police at the moment. I really thought that just because police were talking to people it would completely stop homicides and shootings!

Anonymous said...

Don't get the lower rank and file stirred up! On second thought, Fuck Ya Lets stir the pot! It's Thanksgiving week.



HOT SPOTS IS A FUCKING JOKE.

The Chef needs to be given an award for his outrageous programs. Any takers out there care to mention what the award could be called?

Anonymous said...

What we don't know is how much worse it would have been without the hot spots program. Was the trend getting a lot worse and now it's about the same as last year? That's probably a good sign.

Anonymous said...

Until the PD gets a boost to their much down man power and they go back to focusing on putting bad guys in jail the crime rate will not go down. They can call it what they want but they have to recognize that you need a mix of community policing and officers on the street targeting the criminal element for jail not conversation!

Anonymous said...

I think the fact that the total homicide numbers are the same is a good start to argue that crime was just displaced. I think that's a pretty deep concept for Chief Forte. I think we should have fire trucks and ambulances wander aimlessly with their sirens on too. That'll fix it.

Anonymous said...

Just transfer control of the KC Schools over to the Department of Corrections. Make most of the cops prison guards.

Anonymous said...

#FAIL

Anonymous said...

My friends in Hallbrook say it's working there...

Anonymous said...

Give Forte the Nobel Peace Prize! It worked for Obama. There is no more crime in KC and there is no more terrorism in the world. Another joke that is on us.

Anonymous said...

I say give him the Gold Star for Excellence! Or would that be a black star?

Anonymous said...

Displaced - my neighborhood had 3 homicides this year vs zero the past several years

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Cindy Circo's HOT SPOT!

Anonymous said...

it doesnt work. Ask the officers that work the hotspots. They all say it doesnt work and they all hate it.
Hey Chief, try getting input from your troops once in a while on ways to improve the program if you want to keep hotspots going.

Anonymous said...

Hoitspot? Isn't that on thwe chair the fat ass sits in while reviewing red light cams?