COMPSTAT: How Low Can You Go?

Unknown-2A Good Idea Gone Bad

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia” — George Orwell.

COMPSTAT — COMPuter STATistics: a management philosophy and organizational management tool for police.

“Exposing police misconduct can be risky, even for a cop. ‘Crime By The Numbers,’ a short documentary directed by Don Argott for FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films’ Signals series, tells the story of Adrian Schoolcraft. Schoolcraft, as a New York Police Department officer, blew the whistle on the NYPD’s abuse and misuse of CompStat, a system to track crime trends in New York City.

But in trying to fix the injustices of New York’s policing system, Schoolcraft experienced that injustice personally.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-the-nypd-abused-citizens-in-the-name-of-data-and-how-one-cop-exposed-it-all/

See my 2012 post on Officer Adrian Schoolcraft HERE