Tuesday, July 5, 2011
CMPD Declares Independence Day Celebration a Major Success
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police declare their strict enforcement and massive show of force a major success with only four arrests and less than a dozen juvenile curfew violations.
CMPD Spokesman Rob Turfano made the following points in an email released at 1 AM email:
"The operations plan was thoroughly coordinated and successfully implemented."
"Officers aggressively enforced laws and intervened early to deter any activity that could have escalated."
"Critical partnerships with the Department of Social Services, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, MEDIC and the Charlotte Fire Department in particular provided key support in the operation’s success."
Cedar's Take: No doubt the local main stream media will pile on the praise during this morning's newscasts, yet those who are on the street know the real truth and will wonder why no one will point out the obvious or ask the tough questions.
Clearly the rain and thunderstorms early in the evening limited the crowds, and keep most of the thugs home.
The most obvious question, if more police and "aggressively" enforcing laws is the key to success and keeping the peace at uptown events, then what happened to the planning for "Speed Street".
The answer, the request for more boots on the street over the Memorial Day weekend was made via the chain of command and was declined.
But will anyone from Charlotte's City Council ask the though questions?