The King defended the police officers saying “they are quite busy”
WHY with crime so low, and with more of them making fewer arrests, causing the overall number of arrests to go down?
The I-Team wondered why Wilkes Barre isint utilizing technology to distribute the crime statistics.
Charlotte Raup of the Wilkes Barre City Crime Watch spoke with the I-Team, and she said she was told by the administration that you will scare the people if you informed them as to what’s really going on, and that was in the Kings first year when crime really was lower. Today I can only imagine the people are scared shipless, I know I am.
In the beginning of Lie-A-Ton’s first term he called a meeting of the Crime Watch, and their leaders in an effort to disband the Crime Watch as “it was no longer needed” he said. After Charlotte, and the Crime Watch told him about himself, The King then said “well, we’re not going to read the crime statistics at the meetings anymore.” To which Charlotte said “I will go pull them off the clip board myself then”, and that’s what happened. Greg Barrouk told Charlotte at that meeting that the reports on the clipboard were bogus.
Nevertheless at the next scheduled Crime Watch meeting The Coordinator read the statistics and the crime prevention office at the time (A Captain, no longer on the force) interrupted The Coordinator , and called The King, she then said “by order of the Mayor you are not permitted to read those statistics.” The Coordinator continued, and officers stopped attending meetings, until just last year.
The Crime Watch was punished for informing the people.
Just look at how the The Larksville Borough Police Department reports via Facebook.
Wake Up Wilkes Barre
Source: I-Team Video