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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 03:49 PM

 

NYC Scam: Police Stats are as Bogus as Education Stats.

Reposted from GD this am... where it sank like like a stone. ( Ed in header+ stats = instant ADD in most DUers who don't understand the importance. That's why they tolerate a DEM pres who doesn't understand the importance either.)

>>>Eighteen years after the start of the much-vaunted CompStat system of data-driven crime fighting, the Police Department — where I served from 1983 to 2004 — has become a top-down, micromanaged bureaucracy in which precinct commanders are pitted against one another and officers are challenged to match or exceed what they did the previous year, month and week. Words like “productivity” are code for quotas. Supervisors must exceed last year’s “productivity” — regardless of community conditions, available budget and personnel, and, most important, the consequences to citizens.

There have always been quotas, but they were rarely enforced to the level that they are today. If an officer was sick or on vacation, for example, many supervisors understood that lower activity would result. If a situation on the street called for a warning, the officer was expected to give one and not give a summons. Taking complaint reports from crime victims was routine and the officer’s judgment was rarely questioned.>>>>

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/opinion/the-nypds-obsession-with-numbers.html?_r=1&ref=crimeandcriminals

This is *exactly* how "accountability" works in public schools here. Probably true around the country as well. Number-driven, politically imposed bullshit and nonsense. Meantime, everything gets WORSE.

Interestingly.... John Eterno, criminologist, is brother to James Eterno , long time UFT activist end host of this blog:

http://iceuftblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/police-numbers-as-rigged-as-schools.html

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