Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Remember when The Obtuse Blogger (TOB) used to post those ridiculous lists of 'crime' in Lake Worth?

TOB confirms on her blog she is indeed "Obtuse".
OK, there is crime in Lake Worth. Also have it on good authority, if you can believe sources like The Palm Beach Post and NBC5/WPTV, there is crime in a few other areas in Palm Beach County as well. But TOB used to have this habit of posting those obnoxiously long lists of crime which no one read, or verified, except for a reader of my blog with attention to detail

The reason for those lists of 'crime' was to trick readers of her blog into thinking crime in the City was far worse than anyone believed and leaving the reader to conclude that PBSO was failing to do their job. The lists were indeed impressive unless you actually read one:
"Beverage Violations" are not crimes.
Below is an examination of one of TOB's rants about crime in Lake Worth:
  • 5 Beverage Violations
  • 6 Other (what is "Other"? Not defined. Is "Other" a new crime?)
  • 1 Disturbance (a car stereo too loud?)
How many crimes were outside the City of Lake Worth? 7
  • 2700 BLOCK 6TH AVE S
  • 2600 BLOCK 6TH AVE S
  • 2400 BLOCK 2ND AVE N (2)
  • 6200 BLOCK PINE DR
All this information was thrown against the wall without any context and also note that she never mentioned anything about arrests made; isn't that interesting?

One more example of her lack of research: The 6200 BLOCK OF PINE DR is west of Lantana and south of the PBC Airport, how could she not know that?