Sunday, February 24, 2013

New NYPD tactics slash murder rate, Chicago take notes

Chicago is doing a terrible job of protecting its African American citizens from gun violence.  But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Unfortunately, Democrats in Chicago who’ve run the city for decades car more about political correctness than saving black lives!

The city’s murder rate, which hit an all-time low last year, continues to plummet thanks to creative new police strategies that target youth gangs and spouse beaters. 

The innovative tactics helped send the city’s homicide numbers tumbling to a record-low 414 murders in 2012 and they’re down another 33 percent so far this year, police said.

One novel approach involves charging teen gang members with conspiracy, using taunts and threats they post on social-media sites to build mafia-style cases against them.
 “For the last couple years, we’ve seen the emergence of younger males committing crimes in small geographic areas — turf,” he said.

“My idea, the Crew Cut concept, focuses on this directly, and we’re addressing it with the gang unit, patrol and SNU [street narcotics units] in the precincts that need it most in each borough,” he said.

The new units — dubbed SETs for Strategy Enforcement Teams — operate in eight precincts in all five boroughs.

Kelly also revealed he’s doubling the gang division’s strength, from 150 to 300 officers.
“In each initiative, the teams help us monitor social media and we gather information we can use on these groups.”

“We think that it’s working. We started in October, and it’s paying dividends now.”

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