Deb Hall wrote:Guessing-
Murder, Rape, assault, robbery, burglary, arson, battery?
Murder, forcible rape, man slaughter, larceny, burglary, arson, aggravated assault, , and motor vehicle theft (which everyone ignores so even though its 8 in total, they still refer to them as the Big 7).
Jeremy J wrote:I wouldn't imagine prosecuting any of those offenses would be discouraged, plus I think he said misdemeanors.
Prosecuting is different than arresting for them. The FBI tracks arrest records, which are used to determine the national crime index rates and determine how violent your city is.
Ive seen sergeants tell victims because they didnt see the gun and because while the gold chain may have cost them more than $1,000 (the threshold for felony versus misdemeanor) its street value was only $250...that the crime report will be for petty larceny, which isnt tracked.
I have seen precinct commanders with measuring tapes damn near come to blows over arguing over who had to be responsible for a murder victim found in the middle of the street between two precincts.
I had a former co-worker in the 41 precinct kidnapped from his home in Manhattan, placed against his will in a mental hospital in Brooklyn (supposedly as a suicide precaution), by the deputy chief of the Bronx for turning over evidence of such things as the above to internal affairs and the press. No this didnt happen "a long time ago", it was just two years ago. And no the deputy chief was neither suspended nor ever prosecuted to my knowledge.
Most people, safe in their suburban lifestyles, have no idea what happens on a daily basis in this country when you start peeling back the veneers.
Here is a story of my former boss from the 41: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wor ... e-1.956857