Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NY CompStat Follies

If you can't downgrade the crime, downgrade the property:
  • There are so many Citi Bikes being stolen that the NYPD and the company that provides the vehicles are trying to figure out how to lower their value so that the thefts would be downgraded from felonies to misdemeanors, sources tell The Post.

    The distinction is a significant one for cops because only felonies are included in the NYPD’s CompStat figures, which track seven major crime categories.

    “It’s highly unethical and raises questions of fairness,” a law enforcement source said of the push to cut the bikes’ value.

    “Citi Bike has a multimillion-dollar contract with the city, so of course they’re going to work with the police department,” the source added, but “this sends a bad message to the everyday police officer who is trying to evaluate criminal charges in a fair manner.”
At some point, we're sure this will be co-opted by Chicago. It's too brilliant to languish only in the Big Apple.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy. Scam from day 1.

12/23/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be curious to know how many of the divvy bikes are stolen here.

12/23/2015 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a sticky situation.

12/23/2015 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lies, Damned Lies, and CompStat!

12/23/2015 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winston Smith from the Ministry of Truth approves this message.

Remember Big Brother is always watching, even if he is a sawed off midget.

12/23/2015 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that the Citi Bike insurance comapany and the IRS use the same valuation that the NYPD uses.

12/23/2015 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but related to Stats for "ticket quotas" [movers, parkers, ANOVS and Contact cards] and activities that MUST be obtained monthly to get to qualify for our monthly overtime such as VRI!

Anyone seeing a problem with the Ticket Quotas not being populated in the Performance system.

This is the same system the Chicago Police dept. mandates that you have ticket activity for overtime.

Yet, the idiots at "Special Events Section" tell us it is our problem [the officer] to make sure ticket quota activity is in the system for their evaluation in order to get overtime.

Question for the "puzzle palace" AKA HQ. people:

How does a lowly beat officer have any control of a computer program run by this incompetent and lazy Police dept. to ensure the activity is in there to get our overtime?

Hey Media people, you hearing this, although Ticket Quotas are illegal in this country via SCOTUS, Chicago gets away with making Police Officers use a ticket Quota system just to qualify for any overtime!

Things that make you go HM?!

12/23/2015 05:01:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Hocus pocus dominocus.

12/23/2015 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bike is used it is called depreciation.

If you have an IPHONE 4 and it is stolen the value would not be 600$.
The judge doesn't give a rats ass about felony bike thefts unless it is a judges bike.

Don't Worry Garry can't leave Chicago his wife makes tooooo much cash.

Merry Xmas Garry welcome to under the bus...

12/23/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So rather than arresting people for breaking the law, they want to adjust the crime to a lower criminal code? This is ideology gone waaaay too fucking far.

12/23/2015 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that's why new cars in chicago are valued at only $200 dollars when stolen.

12/23/2015 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be hard to spot a stolen divvy from a rented one.

12/23/2015 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet that bike company, not downgrading the value of those bikes to their insurance company!

12/23/2015 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

Wasn't it our hometown Mary Mitchell who didn't sign a complaint when her car was stolen "because there are too many black people in jail as it is?"

This is along the same deeply warped and dysfunctional line of thinking.

If we could just get everyone to wear 99-cent plastic watches and use $4.99 throwaway cell phones and not carry money, robberies would go down, at least in the figures. No "ink pin" in the pocket, no cigarette. Attracts attention.

Same thing with burglaries. 1 hard wooden chair, one plastic bowl, cup, and spoon, and a wad of rags to sleep in would be all that you could have in your house.

Like one mutt told me, "People just gotta stop putting they s__t out where I can steal it."

Then we pack the streets and sidewalks with wood chips so that no one can hurt themselves...


12/23/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. All PSMVs now Misd. No chases. No arrests. No problems. In fact I could see a murder being a Misd. Add up all the money the "victim" would have earned over his life time. If it's less than 350 bucks. Bam. Misdemeanor. No W2 no crime. Everyone will have to carry around their last years tax paperwork.

12/23/2015 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

"At some point, we're sure this will be co-opted by Chicago. It's too brilliant to languish only in the Big Apple."

Hey great, Alison Cohen's Canadian factory can start turning out weaker, cruddier, cheaper "felony-free" Divvy LG (Low Grade) bikes. anyone who takes off on one is first going to mike the tubing wall thickness, check out the welding, and see whether the cranks are just molded plastic. It just gets left laying blocking the sidewalk or thrown in a vacant lot anyway. Not yours, so who cares.

Not to worry. When an LG snaps on somebody and throws them out into traffic, the city will be here to pay out the liability GL. In the meantime, the CompStat numbers will remain serene and unperturbed, and that is what matters.

Maybe Gabe Klein -- the other half of this tag team -- will come back as a "consultant" to supervise the "Transition To Urban Practicality" project.


12/23/2015 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just downgrade, like here with everything, a burglary is what a "theft from building" homicide is "death investigation" playing with stats or is it playing with human lives in the balance??

12/23/2015 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should be criminal.

12/23/2015 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chicago where crime is down, at the United Center, there has been so many counterfeit ticket problems that the FBI was brought in. However, very few if any case reports were made on these thefts. People who purchased tickets on Craig's List were routinely ripped off. It got so bad that the FBI was brought in. the problem is, the people with the bad tickets were told to report the thefts on their own, and most people apparently just figured it was not worth it. "What were the police going to do?" I heard from a detail unit copper that for one big event there were close to 100 bad tickets. With hundreds of dollars being paid for tickets, if it was reported it would be a felony theft. If these thefts were reported it would have a negative effect on crime trends. So, never mind, nothing to see here. The FBI eventfully left, having done nothing. And, the United Center doesn't want anyone to know about this for some reason.


12/23/2015 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o/t:.....just a thought for an enterprising about some hats, shirts, etc.....with the slogan "I've been schlonged!".....or, "Don't be schlonged!"....or some variation....

12/23/2015 05:02:00 PM  

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