If You Believe That The Crime Rate Is Dropping You Are Wrong!
For a long time “Archangels” has known that law enforcement agencies all over the country have been blatantly misreporting and understating the numbers of homicides, violent crimes, and serious offences occurring in their jurisdictions in order to claim that they are doing a great job at stopping crime. However, their false reports and their claims of lower crime rates are nothing but male bovine excrement. Our cities are not safer. One has only to look at recent news reports from Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Wisconsin, and many other states, concerning departments that have been caught making these false crime statistical reports. In Fact, Chicago Magazine has published a two part article in May and June 2014 clearly showing just how the Chicago Police Department as well as others falsely their crime rate statistics. This has now become a national embarrassment.
Here’s how it is done. Absolute provable murders are classified or as “Death by unknown means” or “Death by unspecified means.” Detectives call the power to make crimes disappear by reclassification “magic ink.” In just one case in Chicago a woman’s body was found apparently bound and gagged on a chair. Circumstances and witness statements would make any legitimate opinion that the woman was murdered. But the medical examiner claimed that he could not pinpoint the exact cause of death and then months later a lieutenant reclassified the case as a “non-criminal death investigation.” And there are many other cases. Homicides that have occurred on the freeway system that runs through the City of Chicago are completely dropped from any reporting by any agency as if they don’t exist. Although not all cases are falsely reported there have been enough to lower the crime rate. The FBI leaves the Uniform Crime Reporting to the local police which really means the departments police themselves. And even if the FBI finds a problem they cannot impose any penalties.
Adding to the false reporting is the classifying of such crimes as robberies, home invasions, and burglaries as ”theft” serious assaults as “simple assaults” and stabbings have been sometimes reduced to “lacerations.” All are un-reportable crimes after the unwarranted changes in the facts and indicators and as so are not reported in the national crime statistics. Simply stated people have not been apprehended, or prosecuted, for committing the crimes they actually committed. And the police agencies give themselves “high fives” and claim they doing a wonderful job. NOT!
QUESTIONS: Are the crime rates really dropping? Do the lower numbers reflect a lower crime rate? Do you feel safer today than you did ten years ago? Or twenty? Do you always believe the police? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may have a brown ring around your neck.