Letter from Jack Sparrow about the NUMBAHS.
Most people don’t know how a vague description is really a great description. Perhaps you create a video with one of your law enforcement friends describing how a “vague” description can lead to an arrest. How the police have computer databases that make searches for “a dark four door car” can be really valuable. This might encourage victims to call the police when they only have a “vague” description. Many people won’t call police if they think they haven’t enough description for an arrest because they think it’s pointless.
If you want to do numbahs, you should explain how even vague descriptions are very important to finding the criminal. Most people don’t realize how a “vague” description would matter. Here’s an example:
A black male in his twenties wearing Adidas running clothes was seen leaving a business burglary. Sounds very vague.
If the city has 100,000 citizens and 13% are black then the criminal is probably one of 13,000. Of the blacks, 20% or 2,600 are in their twenties. Of that group only half are males so 1,300 are suspects. Of that group one fifth have had contact with the police and there is a profile on them — so, 260 people who have had contact with police and many have criminal records or were arrested and many have been arrested repeatedly. Out of that 260, fifty are in jail and couldn’t have committed the crime. Of the 210 left there are 80 that live within a mile of the burgled business. That leaves 80 probable suspects. Out of those, fifty have committed thefts of various kinds. A book of mugshots of those fifty isn’t hard to show to the witness and maybe he’ll pick out the criminal.
If the description contains a couple more items the police can narrow it down even further. If it’s light-skinned black or was speaking Spanish or was speaking Portuguese or Korean (scratch that, that’s a unicorn) or is over seventy inches tall or is fat or is skinny. Just one or two of these vague descriptors would narrow down the pool of suspects to maybe less than a dozen.
So, there’s a great chance that one of the cops in the crime’s area will know which of the fifty suspects committed the burglary because he’s familiar with all the suspects in that area and some of their habits. He knows who favors Adidas. He knows who likes to commit business burglaries. When on patrol, the cop is always looking for these fellas and keeping his eyes on them. He knows which one in his patrol area probably committed the crime. He may have seen the suspect in the area that day.
With computerization of records and profiles it takes less than five minutes for a cop to type in the “vague” description and narrow down the suspects from all 100,000 residents to less than fifty. Even looking at anyone who has been stopped as a driver or passenger in a dark car can narrow the list of suspects.
Even if the cops don’t know, the people in the area know. When someone is watching the news and hears a black man in his twenties wearing Adidas running clothes on Tuesday — she’s going to think, “Didn’t I see my kid’s friend wearing Adidas that day and isn’t he someone everyone talks about as being a thief? Maybe I’ll call and see if there’s a reward. Maybe I’ll call and trade this information to get my other son a better deal on his current unrelated charges.”
But if you want to make the chance of catching the criminal 100% — just tag him with a bullet and he’ll show up in the hospital and all the police will have to do is identify your bullet.
That’s my suggestion for a video.
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
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