Saturday, November 24, 2018

JPS Stops Keeping Crime Stats

C.J. Lemaster actually engaged in some investigative journalism and busted JPS for failing to track crimes or "incidents" in Jackson Public Schools.  He reported at WLBT:

Internal emails obtained recently by 3 On Your Side show the Jackson Public Schools' campus enforcement division removed a requirement to track the district’s crimes after our investigation revealed they weren’t following that requirement.....

 “The intent of the SOP was to ensure that each Deputy Chief maintains operational and situational awareness as it relates to crime trends and incidents under their purview. This provides a high level of involvement and engagement in the day-to-day operation of our department,” Jones wrote in the April 24 email, obtained through a public records request. “Maintaining current statistics involve simply knowing what’s going on currently in their respective areas and not necessarily a written document as may be implied.”
Essentially Jones told Johnson that a written list of statistics isn’t needed because officers keep track of current crimes mentally. Rest of story.

What a surprise.  

It's just your kids, what do y'all care?


Anonymous said...

Don't worry, JPS will pretend to be accountable again in about 10 years, when it's time for another bond issue.

Mbrookes said...

Great idea!~ If a regulation is not followed, get rid of the regulation. And the police keep the crimes in their minds. No problem there. This is in sane!

Anonymous said...

Much like your last comment, here's the thing: Why would they decide to hide such statistics? Is federal funding cut for schools who can't keep crime low(er)? I wouldn't think so, in fact, I would almost think it'd be higher!

Aside from that, do administrators, teachers, parents, etc. associated with JPS just not CARE? Do they just not care that their schools have become shitholes?

Anonymous said...

Less reporting = less crime = better bond rates.

Anonymous said...

Probably can’t count that high.

Anonymous said...

How can they require you to send your kids to school that aren't safe? Never mind. I don't expect an answer.

Anonymous said...

They haven't been for months.

WLBT's initial investigation in May revealed this. The follow-up just confirmed they removed the rule to do so.

Anonymous said...

Good job C.J..

Anonymous said...

Ordinarily this would present a great new opportunity for JPS to hire an entirely new department of bullshit at the district office. But at the moment there's too much scrutiny to hire more buddies to keep bogus crime stats. Damn!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Yet Wacko Donna will tell you to send your kids there instead of a “segregation academy”. Yeah. Like having a “diploma” from JPS is worth anything.

Anonymous said...

Yet Wacko Donna will tell you to send your kids there instead of a “segregation academy”.

She has children attending JPS?

Anonymous said...

"Yet Wacko Donna will tell you to send your kids there instead of a “segregation academy”.

She has children attending JPS?"

No, but that won't stop her from telling people where their kids should or should not be educated. Her publication's latest screed is a piece that rants about the racist white people that send their kids to private schools.

Anonymous said...

She doesn't, and neither does Sherwin Johnson, the district's communiations director. Hard to make a case that kids should go to JPS when your own kids don't even go there, right?

Anonymous said...

Used to be the Safe Schools Act part of ESEC. I don't know its status currently.
(a) UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE POLICY- Each State receiving funds under this Act shall establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that a student attending a persistently dangerous public elementary school or secondary school, as determined by the State in consultation with a representative sample of local educational agencies, or who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense, as determined by State law, while in or on the grounds of a public elementary school or secondary school that the student attends, be allowed to attend a safe public elementary school or secondary school within the local educational agency, including a public charter school.
(b) CERTIFICATION- As a condition of receiving funds under this Act, a State shall certify in writing to the Secretary that the State is in compliance with this section.

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