Tout – verb – attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.

Tout   verb   1.  attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.

 

 

September 28, 2011 – Maryland – PG police tout crime drop after summer initiative

 

March 19, 2015 – Ohio – Leaders tout Southfield’s 70 percent drop in violent crimes

 

April 3, 2017 – New York – De Blasio, O’Neill tout record crime drop so far in 2017

 

December 14, 2017 – Wisconsin – Green Bay police tout drop in crime

 

December 1, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Chicago police tout 14% homicide drop, and concede there’s more to do

 

January 31, 2018 – Mississippi – With MGM Springfield casino on the way, city officials tout stats showing ‘ tremendous’ decline in crime

 

February 5, 2018 – New York – Mt. Vernon Police Officials Tout Massive Drop In Violent Crime

 

February 5, 2018 – Michigan – Royal Oak Has “Dramatic Drop” In Crime, Police Say

Royal Oak Police Tout Record Low Crime Stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s February, 2018, and great, epochal positive changes are underway at every level of our reality. That includes stunning drops in crime. I’ve included numerous recent news stories below to support those assertions.

If you’ve been keeping up with this thread, you’ll have noticed that the highly-perjorative word “tout” is used serially in the controlled press in an attempt to influence public opinion in regard to this great, unprecedented societal shift.

I hope to eventually compile an article or short-story-length post chronicling “Tout”, in the hopes that such a collection might awaken some subset of those reading it from the black magic spell that holds them incapable of believing that the few might conspire to defraud the many.

A story from yesterday, from Royal Oak, MI, is headlined “Royal Oak Police Tout Record Low Crime Stats.”

Please note that they’ve not said that it’s “record low crime”, but rather “record low crime stats.” That allows you to grasp the straw that “it’s just made up statistics”…”you can make statistics say anything.”

For those keeping score, I’d note as an aside that “Royal Oak” is a reference to the human sacrifice groves of the Druids. The one-percenters are all genetically-related, and see themselves as possessing “Royal blood”. They are, a, er, distinct genetic variant, which they have carefully husbanded down through the Millenia. Which is as far as I’ll take that sidebar discussion.

A story from Ohio from 2015 says “FBI’s crime statistic table shows Southfield had a total of 352 violent crimes reported in 2012, which is a significant decrease from from 2003, when that number was at 1,072.”

That story is, by the way, from the Oakland Press – which is a second reference to the aforementioned human sacrifice groves of the Druids.

Where they take are to use the general word “significant” to describe a 67% decrease. You wouldn’t know that percentage unless I did the math for you because the author carefully hedged by omitting it, blowing a cloud of smoke over the subject by describing that titanic change as merely “significant”. 67% is specific, and “significant” is general, which, as you may recall, is a hallmark of propaganda.

The words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Politial, Academic, Scientific and Media Establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything.

That’s why one of the articles below is headlined “The Mystery of the Crime Decline.”

In that hard-hitting news article, here’s the punchline of what’s causing the unprecedented drop in crime:

and most of the theories explaining the decline are somewhere between incomplete and unpersuasive.”

You’ll notice that each of the articles tries to keep the focus local, and none makes mention that it’s a wider trend being seen across the globe.

To keep your attention at hand, and on the wider view, you are offered a continuous chain of micro-level plausible-deniabilty excuses.

In the articles below they include:

a three-prong attack” put in place about 10 years ago by the city government, including the police department, the school district and the residents

a summer initiative

new computers

training and technology, including the expansion of community-based intelligence centers that use predictive crime software to help deploy officers, networks of surveillance cameras and gunshot-detection systems.

Can you how wordy that last one is? That’s a con artist bullshitting you. It’s a jive-talking black magic spell.

Would you want to have your entire offense backed by a mere jive-talking black magic spell? I certainly wouldn’t, given how vulnerable lies like that are to exposure via the power of utterance. Lies can work on their own – for a little while, anyway – but collapse to nothing in the face of truth.

Which is what this thread’s all about.

I’ll close by noting that Chicago, IL saw a 16% drop in murders from 2016 to 2017. And murders in Chicago dropped by 25% and shootings by 33% year-over-year compared with January 2016.

Which shows that the positive changes I’m documenting here are increasing in speed and magnitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2011 – Maryland – PG police tout crime drop after summer initiative

 

March 19, 2015 – Ohio – Leaders tout Southfield’s 70 percent drop in violent crimes – the Oakland Press.

FBI data provided by the department shows a drop of more than 70 percent in violent crimes in Southfield since 2005.

(Headline hedges with “70 percent”, then we learn it’s larger than 70% – ed)

“It’s just been remarkable,” said Hawkins.

Southfield Acting Mayor Donald Fracassi, in his recent State of the City address, also touted the city’s crime reduction as one of the major achievements of his community.

FBI’s crime statistic table shows Southfield had a total of 352 violent crimes reported in 2012, which is a significant decrease from from 2003, when that number was at 1,072.

Chief Hawkins calls this unprecedented achievement the result of “a three-prong attack” put in place about 10 years ago by the city government, including the police department, the school district and the residents of Southfield.

 

April 3, 2017 – New York – De Blasio, O’Neill tout record crime drop so far in 2017

 

December 1, 2017 – Illinois – Chicago police tout 14% homicide drop, and concede there’s more to do

 

December 14, 2017 – Green Bay police tout drop in crime

Overall crime is projected to drop 8-percent compared to a year ago.

 

January 3, 2018 – The Mystery of the Crime Decline – The New York Times

The reason for the plummeting of crime over the past three decades remains mostly a mystery. The national murder rate, for example, is about half what it was in 1990, and most of the theories explaining the decline are somewhere between incomplete and unpersuasive.

One of those theories has long been known as “broken windows” — the idea that by cracking down on minor forms of disorder, the police prevent worse behavior.

Over the last several years, New York City has conducted a natural experiment on a central tactic of the broken-windows strategy: stop-and-frisk. In 2011, New York’s police department conducted more than 685,000 stop-and-frisks — or nearly 2,000 a day — of people whom officers deemed suspicious. But the combination of a court order and the election of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who campaigned against the practice in 2013, have largely ended it.

During that 2013 campaign, the writer Kyle Smith — making an argument that was then widespread among conservatives — blasted de Blasio and the voters supporting him. “New Yorkers have evidently decided that the crime wave is over and it’s time to get lax about mayhem and disorder,” Smith wrote for Forbes.

As you probably know by now, I’m a fan of journalistic self-criticism, and Smith has engaged in some of it this week. His piece for National Review is called simply, “We Were Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk.” He notes that crime has continued to decline under de Blasio. “To compare today’s crime rate to even that of ten years ago is to observe a breathtaking decline,” Smith adds.

The vast majority of stop-and-frisks did little to reduce crime, it seems. They instead amounted to harassment of innocent New Yorkers, many of whom were African-American men. (This six-minute Op-Docs film, by Julie Dressner and Edwin Martinez, puts a human face on the toll. It focuses on a Brooklyn teenager named Tyquan who was stopped about once every month, for years.)

The demise of stop-and-frisk is worth celebrating. Its costs were clearly high, and its benefits now appear to have been tiny. But the larger mystery remains: What does explain a decline in crime that has improved life in almost every major city over the last few decades — and which almost nobody saw coming?

 

January 31, 2018 – With MGM Springfield casino on the way, city officials tout stats showingtremendous’ decline in crime.

 

February 1, 2018 – Chicago sees drop in murders and shootings in January

The first month of 2018 in Chicago passed with fewer murders and shootings than the same period during the last two years, the police department said Thursday.

The decline comes on the heels of a year when the city saw a 16% drop in murders from 2016, which was the deadliest year in nearly two decades.

January was the 11th consecutive month of declining gun violence, with 25% fewer murders and nearly 31% fewer shootings than the same period last year, according to police. Murders dropped by 25% and shootings by 33% compared with January 2016, police said.

The declines are another welcome development in a city that still recorded 650 murders in 2017, a drop from 771 the previous year.

The Chicago Police Department, in a statement, attributed the decreases to training and technology, including the expansion of community-based intelligence centers that use predictive crime software to help deploy officers, networks of surveillance cameras and gunshot-detection systems.

 

February 5, 2018 – Mt. Vernon Police Officials Tout Massive Drop In Violent Crime

A Westchester County town has seen violent crime drop by as much as 40 percent.

As CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported, not everyone agrees that the town’s formula for success is working.

“Mt. Vernon has grown a lot, it’s got a lot better,” Viola Adams said.

Adams and her daughter Ashley have called Mt. Vernon home for decades.

They’ve seen crime and violence come and go.

“It’s cops on every street corner protecting and serving like they’re supposed to,” Ashley said.

Mayor Richard Thomas said that’s by design, and the latest crime stats show the plan is working.

“Mt. Vernon continues to grow safer. Serious crime is down a dramatic 32 percent since 2011,” he said.

Perhaps more impressive are the stats from 2016 to 2017 when Mt. Vernon saw a 42 percent drop in rapes, a 36 percent drop in murders and a 19 percent drop in robberies.

Mayor Thomas said with Mt. Vernon’s porous border with New York City, the city’s success depends on a partnership with the NYPD and MTA.

“Asking questions, constantly looking for opportunities to deliver a stronger safety net, and working with them to bridge gaps that we wouldn’t be able to bridge without them,” he said.

A mobile precinct maintains order at concerts and events, and will be used in local neighborhoods to build relationships with the community.

Inside of patrol cars, new computers allow officer to file police reports.

“I can type the police report here, send it to the supervisor, and they can make changes and I stay on the street and visible, which is by itself a great crime deterrent,” Sergeant Gregory Addison said.

While statistics show crime is down, not everyone who lives in Mt. Vernon says they can feel the difference.

“I was born and raised here and it’s not like it used to be,” Joe Izzard said.

Many people said that feeling safe depends on where you live in town.

“If they feel that they’re not safe in their neighborhoods they should let us know,” Mt. Vernon Police Commissioner, Shawn Harris said.

The town plans to hire 15 new officers this year and outfit each of their patrol cars with the surveillance mode feature.

 

February 5, 2018 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Has “Dramatic Drop” In Crime, Police Say 

Royal Oak Police Tout Record Low Crime Stats – A big decline in burglaries in town contributed to a fifteen percent drop in serious crimes in Royal Oak in 2017, according to police.

 

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