Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lumumba Administration Hides Crime Stats Yet Again

The Lumumba administration is hiding the crime statistics yet again.  This is not the first, second, or third but the fourth time the administration has done so. 

The crime stats have not been updated on the city website all year but for March.  Actually, March was not even posted until Thursday.  Posted below is a screenshot from the city's website today:

Such omissions are par for the course for this bunch.  The Mayor will probably make up some excuse.  He has a talent for doing to that is matched by few politicians.  Expect some feigned outrage as well.  After the outrage comes some claims about how he has done more than any other Mayor to blah, blah, blah.   Some yapping about transparency will be sprinkled as on the outrage served hot.  Despite all of his blathering, the fact remains that he and his father repeatedly hid the crime stats.  They hid them so much that it's a family tradition.

One of the first things the elder Mayor Lumumba did when he assumed office was to remove the crime reports from the city website.   They were not made public again until Tony Yarber became Mayor.  He returned to the tradition of posting the weekly Comstat reports and did so for the rest of his term.

Enter Chokwe Antar Lumumba.  The crime reports disappeared from the website for nearly a year after he assumed the purple.  The weekly Comstat reports returned in November 2018 but disappeared in February 2019.  This website reported the removal of the crime stats.  Suddenly the Mayor rushed into action to announce a new policy:

The Jackson Police Department is in the process of transitioning from Comstat to UCR (Uniform Crime Report) which will contain the numbers reported to the FBI. These reports will be posted on the 15th of every month.
The administration posted the February 2019 report later that day.  The ploy worked as the media went away. The crime stats were not updated again until October - after this website reported their disappearance.  The post must have gotten someone's attention because the crime stats popped up on the website a few hours later.

Unfortunately, the administration resumed the disappearing act at the start of 2020.  The crime stats were not posted all year.  The March report suddenly appeared Thursday.

JPD used to have weekly Comstat meetings that were open to the public.  The Chief would go over the crime numbers with the command staff.  Interim JPD Chief Anthony Moore reduced the weekly meetings to bi-weekly.  The monthly UCR public reviews that were supposed to take place have largely disappeared. 

There is also the matter of what information is provided in the crime reports as the Lumumba administration took a butcher knife to the crime reports, severely cutting back the information provided to the public.   The"report" provides no year-to-date statistics, much less YTD stats from the previous year.  This little ommission effectively prevents Jacksonians from seeing the true picture of in the capital city. 

  Check out this page from the Comstat reports that JPD used for years.

The reports were eight pages and usually provided supplemental pages of the streets where each crime occurred.  Crime maps were usually posted as well.  This all changed under Mayor Lumumba.  Compare that one page to what was posted for years to Mayor Lumumba's idea of crime reports:

Check out the homicide section. The city reports all of NO murders for March and February but it reports  5 manslaughter by negligence cases in March and another 13 in February.  The report claims NO murders took place in March 2019 while 2 manslaughter negligence cases took place during the same period.  Talk about an unlucky city.

JPD used to include the total number of homicides for the year in press releases on homicides.  Chief Moore stopped that practice.  One can't determine the number of homicides from the crime reports for the year.  One has to ask JPD for such information. 

Other crimes such as auto burglary and carjacking are not specifically mentioned in the UCRs.

The Mayor made it virtually impossible to compare the crime stats of 2020 to previous years.  After years of watching the Lumumbas hide crime reports, it is pretty safe to assume their actions are no accident are a pattern of hiding crime information.  They simply do not want the public to know the state of crime in Jackson. The question to be asked is why?

Kingfish note:  This is what the people of Jackson desire.  For all their vigils about crime, they reward politicians and judges who are either soft on crime or criminal-friendly in their policies.  The Mayor and his father get away with this because frankly, the voters reward them for doing so. 

 Meanwhile, this is what the Lumumba administration calls a monthly crime report.

Posted below are the crime stats Jackson used to have. Notice a difference?


Anonymous said...

WHEREAS, I Taliaferro Junior am supreme leader.

WHEREAS, I have the last word about anything Jackson, Mississippi.

WHEREAS, crime statistics don't really matter.

WHEREAS, I am devoted to stopping thunderstorms on I-55 and I-20 through my Climate Change task force.

WHEREAS, climate change is more important than streets, drinking water, open "manholes", gang disputes and such.

NOW THERFORE, I baby Taliaferro, under the power invested in me, do herby order the Zoo will remain closed for five more days.

Anonymous said...

Your Lumumba derangement syndrome is showing. And whites change their name all the time. Why don't you call up Michael Savage and mock him for changing his last name, Wiener.

Anonymous said...

@7:59 PM - your snowflakes are showing.

KF - all deaths are reported as Covid-19 related. Nothing to report.

Anonymous said...

Actual data on crime would interfere with the war on the perception of crime. It seems like managing perceptions is the primary focus of the Lumumba administration.

Anonymous said...

Too bad you can't sue the JPD for reporting incorrect crime stats. Citizens should have a right to know how safe their area is. Unfortunately, it isn't just a Jackson issue.

I know of LE agencies on the coast that do the same thing to protect the image of the area and businesses around the casinos.

There is a lot of crime you never hear about.

Anonymous said...

Just curious do surrounding cities post this information on their website?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the state’s chief legal officer will come out of hiding to investigate

Anonymous said...

King - does the FBI publish an official report? If so, how often?

And, what about other cities surrounding Jackson? I know Wyatt E just sued Dobbs and made him cry about information Dobbs/Reeves were hiding.

Kingfish said...

AG? Why? There is nothing to investigate. It's strictly a policy decision.

Anonymous said...

The saddest part is that he is lying to the very people that absorb the brunt of the violence and despair —- his voters. Think about that, he would rather lie, obfuscate, announce a plan, and tell his voters things are getting better, when it is getting much much worse. Yes, the adults chose their leaders but the kids exposed to the crime and despair did not. And, that’s a tragedy.

Albert Schweitzer said...

Crime? What crime?

The worst aspect is that jokeway’s con game to hide reality hurts his gullible
Constituency most.

Look at a murder map. Almost all happen west if I-55. These people voted for
This bozo.

Time to secede to niknar en mass rather than one household at a time.

Crime, roads, and water desperately need attention while this numbnuts blows
Smoke up our asses with some beyond idiotic climate change committee.

Could we possibly elect someone worse next time?
His constituents are his true victims. Will they ever lose their gullability?

It is beyond time.

Anonymous said...

10:38 PM, The really sad part is, they will keep voting for him.

Anonymous said...

Given how the crime stats have been used for inapplicable comparisons with other cities as a political hammer, I can't say I blame him.

Jackson's crimes have been largely confined to the poor areas of town and that's no surprise to a criminalist. And, murders tend to be domestic and not stranger murders.

Also, unlike most cities, Jackson has to deal with the rest of the State wanting them to fail and trying to make sure they do.

KF, at least has a dog in the fight. He lives in Jackson. But, instead of publication leading to a united effort to solve the problems, it leads only to Jackson bashing and preventing people coming to Jackson to help with the economic needs that can , in turn, bring revenues to modernize law enforcement and security. And, the bashing makes it politically impossible for the legislature to actually help rather than hurt.

Anonymous said...

Given how the crime stats have been used for inapplicable comparisons with other cities as a political hammer ...


Anonymous said...

Did you seriously type that with a straight face? The problems of the City of Jackson are that the leadership are hilariously incompetent and the poor citizens are dependent on government benefits which give them no motivation to improve their lot.

The mayor just announced a task force for the City of Jackson to fight climate change. And the Zoo is going to repopen any day now. Think about that and think about the inane crap you typed.

Anonymous said...

Attn 9:01. “Confined to mostly poor areas of Jackson” Well that is only about 95 percent of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Yes Jackson has a problem with lack of middle class. The people in Jackson are either very very well off or very poor. Your either a member of CCJ or River hills country club kids in private schools condo in Oxford or 30A. Etc... or broke.

Anonymous said...

The Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Task Force has stated that crime stats are a moot point as only Climate Change is the issue in Jackson.

Ernest T Bass said...

9:01 is a perfect example of how the liberal mind has broken from reality.

Anonymous said...

9:01 -SMH - Defending mediocrity by hiding it is how we got to this place.
Waiting for the government to fix it is the apex of ignorance. Any single block or neighborhood
Could be free of filth and trash in 30 days if each person agreed to pick up 10 pieces of trash a day on the block they live.
If citizens let every patrol officer know which individuals are problematic, Do not excuse poor behavior. Treat everyone with respect, starting with yourself. Get rid of the weakest links and be the strongest one. Wearing a victim suit is willingly putting a straitjacket on success.

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase 9:01 a.m.: "All Jackson really needs is more money and to be left alone;" "Crime stats don't apply to Jackson because its circumstances are different;" "Jackson's problems were actually caused by others, who want to see it fail."

This sounds like an overgrown child whose parents just forced in into rehab.

Anonymous said...

911 response time is approximately 25 minutes. 1911 response time is .0006 seconds. Carry On.

Anonymous said...

@10:21 -- did you just completely make that shit up, or can you show where Wyatt E actually sued Dobbs/Reeves, much less 'made them cry'. (And I'll accept that the 'cry' was not literal, but still would like to know what you are claiming was such a successful move by Wyatt E?)

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