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Four teenagers suspected of taking turns raping an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint at a Brooklyn playground after ordering her father to leave her side were taken into custody on Sunday.
This tragic and brazen incident has sent shock waves throughout the Brooklyn community as well as the city and country.
To make matters worse, the New York Police Department did not release details of the crime to the public until Saturday night, after nearly 48 hours had passed.
This lengthy delay, eons in the world of criminal investigations, had residents understandably upset.
“Why are we only just hearing about this yesterday?” said Kakeshia Taylor, 27, a local and mother of three. “This is breaking news. We need to know what’s happening in our neighborhood.”
Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, said as a matter of public safety, the Police Department erred in not releasing details of the crime to the public until Saturday night, after nearly 48 hours had passed.
“The N.Y.P.D. should have reported this immediately,” said Mr. Adams, who is a former New York City police captain. “You can’t have a crime of this magnitude and this level of savage behavior and not have the residents of that area become aware of what happened.”
Enter Krimeshare – a new crowd-sourced way to solve.
Had the NYPD embraced crowd-sourcing technologies such as Krimeshare, residents could had this information on their smartphones and computers Friday morning, if not earlier!
When the police obtained security video of the suspects, folks would’ve instantly had access on the case page had they signed up for alerts on it.
This is a perfect example of law enforcement failing to recognize the power and utility of emerging technologies such as crowd-sourcing alert and investigation platforms like Krimeshare.
This type of timely public safety awareness shouldn’t be exclusive to celebrities or zip codes with high household incomes either.
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These departments need to quit wasting money, resources, and manpower they don’t have on 20th century communications.
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