REPORT: KANSAS CITY POLICE REFUSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT SECRET DATABASE AND RECORDS TRACKING RESIDENTS NOT CHARGED WITH CRIMES!!!
Recent efforts from Kansas City police to build trust and create cooperation within communities don't apply to transparency about data collection on residents according to a recent report.
Here's the word . . .
Post & Courier: Handful of police holdouts won’t say what records they are keeping on citizens
"A handful of top police agencies across the country have ignored or refused multiple requests over seven months to answer questions about their use of shadowy databases that track people who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with crimes.
"Beginning in February, The Post and Courier surveyed the 50 largest law enforcement agencies in the United States to assess their use of so-called field contact databases to document police encounters with people on the street. The survey . . . revealed police forces were hoarding the personal information of millions of Americans, many of whom had not been charged.
"Missouri’s Kansas City Police Department sidestepped four phone calls and six emails seeking comment."
Like it or not, the reality is that law enforcement data collection is a fact of modern life but doesn't seem to be doing much good given rising homicide and crime numbers throughout Kansas City i.e. info without intelligence is nearly as pointless as Internets overload that basically just helps the government spy on citizens via Facebook & Google . . . TKC NOTE: I'm cool with the ham sandwiches served at Guantanamo Bay but I would like to put in a request for an extra pillow.
Developing . . .