TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TECH COMPANY PLEADS FOR KANSAS CITY, KANSAS POLICE INFO TRANSPARENCY: RESTORE DATA FEED FOR CRIME MAPPING!!!
Right now we have an important FIRST WORD about the vital role that digital tech and public information play in the fight against crime.
FIRST ON TKC!!! CHECK THIS PLEA FROM A TECH COMPANY ASKING FOR MORE COOPERATION TO HELP INFORM THE PUBLIC AS KCK OFFICIAL CRIME MAPPING INFO HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR MONTHS!!!
We think this tech request is totally reasonable and will help protect locals as crime numbers continue to spike across the State Line. In this digital age, the fight for the correct info online is one of the top concerns as spin, hype and not even "community outreach" are as important as VERIFIED NUMBERS in order to properly alert the public about our local crime problem.
Here's the word . . .
"I'm with a public facing crime mapping and alert website. We work similar to a news agency, but deal solely with crime information. We are not a vendor to police agencies.
"We had to stop mapping crime in KCKPD when they upgraded to their 'new' RMS system which knocked the feed offline back in April.
"KCMO police post their data feed to an open data website - where anyone is free to collect, use, and share the information.
"It has already been 6 months since the new software was installed and the feed hasn't been restored (by the KCKPD).
"We feel that police transparency is of the utmost importance to promote public trust and help reduce crime. This is an unsatisfactory amount of time for a community to be without crime information."
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