Well maybe they were. Then maybe they were not. How would we know?
Fact is, the city government does a pretty good job of keeping us in the dark. Remember the good old days when you could read the crime report in your local neighborhood newspaper? Well those days seems to have slipped by.
Now, the only way you will find out how the newest anti crime program is going, is when the next innocent child gets caught in the crossfire or attacked by some maniac who is walking the streets on unsupervised probation.
At the very least, we deserve to know the truth. While the commissioner is devising those new information systems, one of them should start providing information to the public.
They work for us. We pay the salaries. We’re entitled.