Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Reminding people about overall drop in crime since PBSO came to Lake Worth; and that Kevin Thompson Tweet

Here's what The Palm Beach Post's Kevin Thompson wrote about the City of Lake Worth:
     In a recent Nerd Wallet survey, the city was ranked as one of the best in Florida for young families.
     Well, according to another survey,
those families may want to stay inside and lock their doors.
Very charming, isn't it? Here is the Tweet Mr. Thompson sent out after discovering this 'news' about Lake Worth:
Nice graphic. The story here is that this is bogus news. The crime data includes crimes outside the City in suburban Lake Worth, or as some call, unincorporated Palm Beach County (more on this tomorrow). Here is where Mr. Thompson found his information about 'crime' in Lake Worth. Victoria Winkler, the 'crime expert' the reporter sites also has these highly important journalistic articles about the state of Florida.

The real story not being reported on by The Palm Beach Post is the amount of crime in Greenacres and why they decided to merge their police department with PBSO. Why is that being ignored?

How about a nice stroll down memory lane? Go to the 8:00 minute mark in the video below for a glimpse of Lake Worth prior to PBSO taking over:
Feast your eyes on real data about crime in Lake Worth instead of reporting inaccurate items found trolling the web for Lake Worth 'news':