The Charlotte Observer's Tommy Tomlinson tried a social experiment a few months back. I'd guess it didn't work out so well. Tomlinson's idea was to ask for readers to play a part in the telling of a story.
The trouble was/is Tomlinson was a better writer than 99.9 percent of his readers. Cedar Posts doesn't have that problem and so I hope this works out a little better.
Here is my idea, every time some major fiasco, management failure, lie, death, or cover-up is exposed another one takes its place and the media runs after the newest "big CMPD story" and the public forgets the now "old news".
Tanisha Williams replaced Lavatae Evans the rapist who was released only to rape another victim minutes after CMPD Detectives let him walk. Now Tanisha Williams has been eclipsed by the death of Danielle Watson.
These failures taken one at a time are not so severe as to demand that Chief Monroe resign, but the baggage is adding up. The trouble is keeping track of all the misdeeds, something Cedar Posts finds overwhelming. And so a plea for help.
Name your top ten CMPD screw ups, lies, misdeeds or tragic mistakes, post it as a comment along with the date the "event" happened.
I've already named three:
Tanisha Williams CMPD Officers look the other way.
Lavatae Evans given a free pass only to rape less than 20 mins after being questioned.
CMPD Dispatch confuses Plums with Flying and Danielle Watson dies.
Here are two more:
Deputy Chief Katrina Garue misplaces 50 brand new CMPD Police Cars.
Officer hit by stay bullet, CMPD explains it as a "paint ball" attack.
The "events" that get meantioned the most will posted first, then we'll keep the list on the sidebar and keep a running record as the hits keep coming.