|Police Statistics under Robert White|
LMPD Chief Robert White announces he is leaving
After being the one who broke the story yesterday of Chief White's decision to leave for Denver, I then sat back a few hours and waited for mainstream media to catch up since they didn't even know it until I broke it. What I was waiting for was simple. I wanted to see how they portrayed the news. Taking aside they actually got the story from my site (with no credit as usual), I wanted to see if they did the typical fluff piece.
Honestly I was not surprised at how bad they handled it.
Mayor Greg Fischer of course portrayed Chief White as almost a hero in his press release and subsequent media conference at 3:30 pm yesterday.
What is Mayor Greg Fischer thinking
I was wondering why Mayor Fischer could make statements such as,
"Chief White has been a high-caliber leader who has made our city safer and who has earned tremendous respect across the city,” Fischer said. “It’s not a surprise that, over the years, many cities have tried to hire him. Denver is gaining a police chief of high integrity."
|Louisville suffered through an INCREASE under Robert White|
Perhaps he should check here: www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/kentucky/louisville-metro.html/
What? That can't be true, can it? Very much so.
Crime has gotten worse under Chief Robert White and most certainly because of the way he handled his responsibilities. There have always been two sets of rules for this department under White. One for him and another for everyone else.
Reclassifying a felony breaking and entering to a criminal trespass to satisfy some reporting standards is a crime. Creating the illusion felony crimes are lowering is a crime in itself. Yep these things are a daily occurrence under Chief White and his lovely longtime girlfriend and assistant Yvette Gentry.
Classifying a crime from one to another classification does not mean crime is getting better. It means there is a system in place to create false reporting.
Of course I am being told Mayor Fischer loves Yvette Gentry and she is who he wants.
Mayor Fischer? One word of advice.
Stay away from her as a replacement. She will not pass muster and will be an albatross around your neck. Chief White can be blamed on someone else, fully on Jerry Abramson, but this decision will be your burden to bear alone. None of the officers that would be under her command respect her in any way. That will unleash all kinds of problems in a department that has felt powerless and leaderless for so long.
Think morale is bad now? Just wait if you make that appointment.
Perhaps Fischer should be talking to the real people who have worked under this Chief of Police.
Morale has not been any lower. It is a constant struggle to be treated equally within the Department. And let's not forget about many "rumors" of Chief White drinking and driving, think Blackiston Bowl, or a nickname of Captain Cannibas to some, the cover ups for his son who was just recently arrested for domestic violence, or even his long time affair with now one of his commanders in Yvette Gentry.
We have yet to see the bill for the damage done to his city owned car by his son either.
Yep this Chief brought plenty to the table but none of it good. All of which was outed as far back as 2006 when Abramson was touting Chief White during the Mayoral race while myself and Kelly Downard were stating the truth about him.
Of course this is yet one more example of Mayor Fischer being saddled with the problems of former and current Lt. Gov candidate Jerry Abramson.
Thank Jerry Abramson for this nightmare
A quote from Jerry Abramson?
Abramson said in a prepared statement: “We gave Robert White an audacious challenge — to unite two very different police departments, to restore the community’s faith in our police force and to make Louisville safer.
“Chief White and his team absolutely succeeded on all fronts, and our community is a much better place for his leadership and professionalism. ”
And lipstick on a pig makes one a supermodel.
Abramson as usual continued to ignore the fallacies of this Chief simply because he ALWAYS hires people who will do exactly what he tells them even if it is wrong.
Chief White was no exception to this. He was hired to play ball and go along with what Abramson wanted and continued in that role until he could not any longer.
Denver loss is our gain
To the good folks in Denver. Sorry about your loss. It is a loss to hire a Police Chief who clearly in this case has been a failure in every avenue. Free advice? Do the research on his career. Check out Greensboro, NC, and everything here in Louisville.
You will find a dismal record of failure, reports of corruption, cover ups. You name it they are there. And all by design to protect one element of the community at the expense of another.
Read about that from Thomas McAdam:
After all is said and done, you folks have just been bamboozled. Remember that in your next Mayoral election. When you start singing the song "hey,hey,hey goodbye" to your new Chief and the Mayor who hired him do two things for me.
Make sure you mention me to them that will make their day, and secondly?
Please Dear God keep him out West, we don't want him near here.
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