Saturday, August 23, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KCPD CHIEF: HOT SPOT POLICING RESPONSIBLE FOR DRASTIC KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE REDUCTION!!!



Just now, KCPD Chief Forté released this statement touting KCPD HOT SPOT POLICING as the reason for the reduction in the local murder rate . . .

To wit . . .

AS THE END OF THE YEAR APPROACHES, MORE KANSAS CITY AUTHORITIES ARE GOING TO BE TAKING CREDIT FOR THE HOMICIDE REDUCTION!!!

Here's the word . . . FIRST ON TKC:

KCPD Chief's Blog: Hot Spot Policing is making a difference

Important statement . . .

"I have written about Hot Spot Policing on this blog before, and I wanted to share with you the impact it has had in the two-plus years we’ve been doing it. At the beginning of this year, we nearly doubled the amount of personnel who work in hot spots, which are the small areas of the city where the most violent crime occurs. Every officer, detective and sergeant on this department not in an under-cover position now works six nights a year in a “hot spot.” Essentially, this means there is an extra squad of officers in East, Central and Metro Patrol divisions during their busiest nights every week. In the first half of this year, hot spot personnel worked 7,216 hours. That’s 7,216 hours of additional police service in a six-month period for the residents of our city who are most affected by violent crime, and all of that came from our existing resources.

In 2012, 50 percent of all the city’s homicides occurred in two of our four hot spots. For years, all four areas disproportionately contributed to the number of murders in our city. As of this writing, two of the four hot spots have had zero homicides this year. That is remarkable, and it speaks to the hard work of our officers, as well as the hard work of the community. Overall, Kansas City is down by 24 homicides compared to this date last year."

Now, our blog community needs to discuss this statement . . . Who deserves credit for significantly less murders on local streets or does it have more to do with a slight realignment of stats to conform with national standards.

Developing . . .

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

An almost historically cool summer is your reason.

So let's maybe not start sucking each other's cocks just quite yet.

Anonymous said...

10:12 Agreed. It is not hotspot policing but lack of hot spot weather.

This weekend could be interesting as the mercury climbs, so does the homicide rate.

Anonymous said...

Uh...the year is not coming to a close. It is still August.

Anonymous said...

Getting patrolmen into the neighbourhoods is exactly what has been preached to the chief for 5 years. Glad he finally thought of the idea....although marketing neighbourhood patrols as hot spot policing is a bit much.

Anonymous said...

Ferguson might be a game changer. If you are a white patrolman in the KCPD, do you want to approach a black suspect. Ferguson will embolden the thugs and other assorted hoodrats to more mayhem and violence. This is not the time to have a parade and handout ribbons and medals.

Anonymous said...

Transfer all black police officers to central and east patrol.

Anonymous said...

Transfer all black police officers to central and east patrol.

Anonymous said...

Hotspot policing? Let me help you. Where there are black people there will be high levels of crime. Higher than any other race of people on Earth. Put the cops where black people are. Simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Hot spot policing has had an impact, but it is not a Kansas City initiative. We just copied what was being done around the country before he was named Chief. Nothing new or creative that he can brag about. He's also cooking the books, leaving homicides we've counted in previous years off the reported total.

Anonymous said...

it will be interesting to see the reactions when the homicide rate climbs back to normal. Who takes credit for that?

Anonymous said...

12:36 PM FTW
This blogger knows the real deal. You want to know if homicide is down and if the numbers are real? Call the funeral homes for their data.

ERnest Evans said...

Dear Mr. Tony: Thanks for posting this info. As I have said before, the reason for the decline in homicides in KCMO is that Chief Forte finally stood up to the community leaders last January and defended his officers against charges of racism. However, Anonymous 11:30 has a most important point: Ferguson could be a game changer, not only in KCMO but in cities all over the nation. The explosion of violence in KCMO's black neighborhoods began in the spring of 2008 due to the mishandling of the Salva tragedy--the city's journalists were too terrified of being accused of racism to cover that case with even a pretense of fairness, and the city's politicians were so afraid of being accused of racism that they did not adjudicate the case with even a pretense of due process. The Salva case carries a grim warning for the nation: If the officer in Ferguson is denied due process and at least a pretense of media fairness, violence in every black neighborhood in America could explode just the way it did in KCMO in May 2008. Take care. Sincerely and Respectfully, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

Saturday on DrudgeReport.com.....


Police: Las Vegas mentioned as al-Qaida terror target...

UPDATE: ISIS THREAT ON CHICAGO...

SENATOR: Group developing plan to 'blow up' major city...

FBI, 'Homeland Security' Warn Police To Be Alert...

Jumped Mexican Border?
................

OK people, are you ready for a "false-flag" attack on the "homeland"? When the federal authorities start preparing you for what they have planned, by planting seeds of suspicion and blame on those "evil foreigners", you know the day is approaching.

Anonymous said...

What's this false flag bullshit

Anonymous said...

The days of police as the vanguard of our communities are over.

Anonymous said...

Better to fight for freedom than live,as a slave in peace

Anonymous said...

What is this "Salva tragedy" that you mentioned?

Hate it when people drop obscure references into their comments, like everybody's heard of it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Both of them!

Anonymous said...

What is he thinking! I watch the news, I know a march through the hood is all it takes to lower crime. No peace, no justice.

Ernest Evans said...

Dear Anonymous 7:27: Sorry about that!! In Feb. 2006 two KCPD officers stopped Ms. Sofia Salva for a traffic violation. When they found that she had several outstanding warrants they took her to jail. She told them that she was bleeding, but they thought she was lying to get out of going to jail. Overnight in the jail she had a miscarriage. Ms. Salva is black, the two officers were white, so there was an enormous uproar. Now, a good case can be made that the officers had to leave because there was no way after all the uproar that they could ever hope to do their jobs again--the problem was that the local media, almost all of whom live in mortal terror of being accused of being racist (the other great terror of modern American journalists is being accused of being unpatriotic) did not cover the case with even a pretense of fairness. The Police Board, equally terrified of being accused of being racist, did not even pretend to be fair in ajudicating the case. Cops in town got the message: Once you are accused of racism, forget about due process and fair media coverage. So, out of sheer self-survival they abandoned doing their jobs in the black neighborhoods of the city and, in consequence, crime in those parts of town absolutely exploded. We appear to have finally recovered from that disaster--but the cynical manipulation of the Ferguson tragedy by a lot of members of the US political class may put us right back to where we were in 2008. May God save the black residents of KCMO from all of their "friends" in the media, the political class, and the community leaders. Take care!! In Christ, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

So that is why it takes 15 to 20 minutes to get a cop in the Northland

Anonymous said...

21st Century double speak. Profiling blacks is now known as "hot spotting" "teens". Nice.

Anonymous said...

He left out the part about the city buying the Shot Spotter system.

http://www.shotspotter.com/press-releases/article/kansas-city-mo-announces-use-of-shotspotter---gunfire-location-alert--analy

Anonymous said...

Dr. Evans I remember this case very well. I remember the comments made by the officers and the conduct. It was inexcusable. As usual, however, the KC press stuck their collective head in the sand. Although the officers should have been charged in the death of the unborn child the citizens of this town sat back while the police officers were actually allowed to appeal their firing. I don't care what race a person is or how many misdemeanour warrants a woman has in KC, no human being should be locked in a jail cell begging for medical care and have to experience the trauma of loosing an child because some cops knew they would literally get away with murder.

Anonymous said...

Ernest Evans at 2:27PM and 1:41AM

GOTCHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After your 2:27 comment, I set the trap with some irresistible bait-- "Sofia Salva"---and you circled back and bit down hard!!!!!!!

Dr. Evans, you've been "racially profiled"!!!!!!!

Rhetorically, Sarcastically, and Incognito, The Prophet of Your Loss

Anonymous said...

Ernest you quote the same thing every few weeks. We got it....