Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Carter's Crime Plan

Chester mayor Democratic hopeful Rosetta Carter unveiled a 7-point plan to combat crime in the city.

Money Q from Daily Times:

“I would like to have some members from the community — leaders such as organization leaders, church leaders, also members from the police department (and) from the parole department — talk about safety issues,” she said.
The remainder of Carter’s plan emphasizes improving the police department by hiring more diverse officers, adding police substations and purchasing new technology, such as surveillance cameras.

Let's see, hire "more diverse officers" and "talk about safety issues" with "community leaders."

Sounds pretty lame to me.

The idea of surveillance cameras in high crime areas strikes me as a good idea, which is why I proposed it in a column months ago. Mayor Wendell Butler jumped on the notion and has applied for the grants to get and pay for them.

As for a more diverse police force, isn't Chester's force pretty diverse as it is?

Hiring more Asian women as cops, no doubt, would bring more diversity to the table.

But is there any reasonable expectation this would improve the force's crime fighting abilities? I think not.

UPDATE: Here's how surveillance cameras work in Chi town. Pretty cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

More diversity? Gov. Rendell recently nominated a lawyer for Judge in Philadelphia because he is openly gay - all in the name of diversity. Lets get some openly homosexual men and women on the police force and really propmote diversity. Once hired and trained they can institute a "hug a thug" program. I hear they decorate nicely too!

October 3, 2007 at 9:33 AM 
Anonymous Randal said...

Racial operatives insert their “diversity” BS into everything. How that would translate to combating violent crime is anyone’s guess.

And they don’t want Asian women. Everyone knows that anymore the word “diversity” is nothing more than a black/Lib buzzword that really just means “more blacks/ less whites”.

Yep, offensive and racist. But it all depends on how ya sell it and who is doing the selling.

October 3, 2007 at 9:50 AM 
Anonymous e said...

She sounds like a real winner. It sounds like her plan boils down to "we gonna do more to try harder and see how it turns out". What was that? You said a bunch of words but they mean absolutely nothing. A "plan" would be something that isn't being done right now right?

October 3, 2007 at 8:21 PM 

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