Monday, December 24, 2007
MPD - Working in the War Zone
Lately, there has been a lot of news about the MPD working in the "war zones", particularly after a young man was shot. Many people who don't live in an area like this don't really understand how crime permeates the entire area. I've worked this particular area many times and it seemed every house in the neighborhood was occupied by drug dealers or gang bangers. If you take a quick look at the reported crimes within a .5 mile radius of Alaska and Henry, you will see 69 crimes. Those crimes include murder, robbery, rape, burglary, assault, drug offenses, etc. This is not an anomaly, it is the usual for this particular area of Memphis. I feel for the people who are forced to live in this area, because the gangsters, drug dealers and basic criminals make life extremely hard on them. I'm posting a prototype of what we will be exposing for the public within the next few months, so you can get a good idea of what I'm talking about. This is just the reported crimes. I'll follow it up with the sex offenders and warrants, as well.
The Memphis Police Department has been involved in a constant battle in this area of town, and you can throw several Sheriff's Officers in the middle of that fight too. I think we probably entered every house in the area while I was working with the SCSO's Fugitive Squad.
As you view this map, keep in mind that the addresses have been rounded to the nearest 100 block, so you aren't seeing the exact addresses of the reported crimes.
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