Tuesday, January 29, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KCPD CHIEF TOUTS SPY TECH CRIME FIGHTING IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Judging from last year's crime stats, getting away with murder in KCMO remains about a 50/50 proposition.
Yes, the clearance rate was 73% but the CONVICTION RATE takes a few years to verify. And don't forget quite a few local murder victims who get "disappeared" and don't make the stats.
Nevertheless . . .
IN HIS LATEST POST, THE KCPD CHIEF CLAIMS CRIME FIGHTING SURVEILLANCE TECH HELPS CATCH MORE CRIMINALS!!!
He provides an important example of a murder case solved by video footage.
Moreover . . .
This is a bold statement because it the reliance on surveillance tech seems to contradict previous efforts to bolster community policing.
Here's the argument and a warning to all of KCMO residents that they're being watched.
KCDP: With expanding technology, perpetrators of violent crime are more likely to get caught in KCMO
Our message is to anyone thinking about engaging in violent crime or who knows anyone thinking of engaging in violent crime: it’s becoming more likely every day that you will get caught. There are parts of this city where we will detect your gunshot, see your license plate and capture your face on video. And those areas are expanding.
(Technological) advances have gotten us access to more public surveillance cameras and brought us more private surveillance camera partnerships. In addition to fixed-camera partnerships with entities like the Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Kansas City, we have mobile surveillance cameras we can move around to different parts of town experiencing high crime.
These cameras work with our other public safety technology – like license plate readers and the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system – to help us identify guilty parties and prevent crime. The Police Foundation of Kansas City funded about half of these purchases, and I am very grateful for their donations. They, along with City officials who saw the importance of this equipment, are making our city safer.
Read the post in its entirety . . .
You decide . . .