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.

See my 2012 post on Officer Adrian Schoolcraft HERE