On Tuesday April 7, 2009, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police again reported a staggering drop in crime, down 26 percent for the first quarter of 2009 when compared to the same three months last year.
Deputy Chief Harold Medlock told the Charlotte Observer: "statistics today that show violent crime falling 31 percent and property crime down 25 percent. Each of the department's 13 patrol divisions showed declines."
According to the Charlotte Observer:
"CMPD also reported a surge in robberies in southwest Charlotte's Independence Division."
Cedar Posts is not sure who is dumb and who is dumber, The Charlotte Observer for reporting that the Independence Division is in "Southwest Charlotte" or King Rodney's Command Staff for saying "Southwest Charlotte's Independence Division".
Chief Rodney Monroe said "The 43 percent increase in robberies there was due to a surge in incidents last month."
He said he approved overtime and extra motorcycle and K9 units to patrol the area, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“It's a crime of opportunity and some people are taking advantage,” said Monroe.
Wonder if the Charlotte Observer Editors were yucking it up when they let the above quote go to the newsstands.
Chief Rodney has again spoken and again it's clear he is a buffoon, a class clown and I am ROFLMAO! I'm sorry but if Chief Monroe had a clue he would tone down the rhetoric or better yet let someone else do the talking.
Props to readers of Cedar Posts who directed us to the Crime in Charlotte Blog which covers the never ending procession of crooks passing through Mecklenburg County's legal system, most wanted and much much more about crime in Charlotte.