Mayor Antonio Villar to his LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: "My LAPD chief must know multiple recipes for cooking the crime numbers".
Mayor Antonio Villar's numerous press aides were busy today in preparation for their choreograph event to announce yet another year of downward criminal activity, with the exception of murders which were up by one over last year.
Many police observers have be dubious of LAPD's "Com Stat System" which the likes of the LA Times links to in issuing its crime alerts. But while Mayor Villar and Chief Beck were all smiles today in regaling themselves in manipulated numbers, LAPD has been playing with deployment numbers to the likes of the 77 Street Division, to combat gang violence, at the expense of patrol deployments in other areas of the city. And with thousands of supposed "low level, nonviolent offenders"
expected to hit the streets now and in the weeks ahead, due to California's Prison Realignment, that Assemblyman and CD 15 City Council Candidate Warren Furutani voted for, don't expect smiles a year from now as crime moves back upwards.
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