Sunday, November 12, 2017

Shootings in the City of Lake Worth: Using SEO and OITNB has been proven to be ineffective.


Did you know the last “Walk The Walk” with PBSO organized by a neighborhood to help stop crime was last April? That’s a long time. Mr. Craig Frost coordinated that Community Walk with the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council (NAPC) and PBSO. Not sure if the press was contacted to come along with PBSO and “Walk The Walk” but it didn’t matter anyway because reporters don’t help stop crime here in our City of Lake Worth, they just show up for 20 minutes or so after a crime happens.

But if you think contacting the press might help, here is the contact information for our latest beat reporter at The Palm Beach Post:
  • Phone: 561-820-4573
  • Twitter: @KevinDThompson1
  • Email: kthompson@pbpost.com
West Palm Beach recently held a “Walk Against Violence”. Here is recent news from Post reporter Olivia Hitchcock headlined, “Help us stop shootings, West Palm police chief asks residents”:

Police want witnesses’ stories, not their names, city police Chief Sarah Mooney stressed, and officers handed out slips of paper with Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County’s contact information, so that tips can be submitted anonymously.

Working with PBSO and the NAPC will help stop crime in your neighborhood. But what won’t work is Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Our local beat reporter from the Post informed us last July following a homicide on North ‘F’ St. that someone nearby was watching the “popular Netflix series” Orange Is the New Black (abbreviated OITNB) in the early morning hours. Because of SEO and using the words “Orange Is The New Black” the reporter’s news article is very popular and pops up frequently. However, despite using SEO and OITNB, that murder last July remains unsolved.

Just to be clear: If you find yourself up in the early morning hours watching TV and you hear gunshots here is what you do:
  • Immediately call 911 (because that will log the time you call; what you’re watching on TV will not matter to investigators).
  • Write down anything you remember right away.
  • Do not go outside to investigate.
  • Are you afraid of cooperating with deputies and detectives for fear of reprisal? Then stay completely anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477 (you may be eligible for a reward as well).
  • Go to the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council website and learn more about “Make the Call” to PBSO.

Very important!

Never confront suspicious persons yourself. Let PBSO handle it. You DO NOT have to give your name if that makes you uncomfortable, but it’s a big help if you can provide descriptions; height, weight, clothing, what kind and color of car, what direction they were headed, etc. When you see behavior that seems odd, suspicious or out of place, “Make the Call Y’all!”: 561-688-3400.

Remember, if you hear gunshots what you’re
watching on TV will not matter!
“No tip is too small.”
Call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477.

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