The administrators get schooled. Students Hack School System to Change Grades and Attendance.
Like a modern day WarGames, students in Michigan have hacked into a school district’s computer system and changed grades and attendance records.
The parents have been notified, but apparently not the police. (Hacking is a federal crime, with stiff penalties.) And they got caught this time. Do you think this is the first time the school got hacked?
While the linked article references the grade-changing scene from the movie WarGames, I always like the bit from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off much better.
The scene from WarGames can be found at this link.
She had to run for her life before cops could be bothered to show up. Detroit 911: Woman calls 10 times after threat, response took more than nine hours.
The first call was at 1:50 AM. At 11:30 AM she called for the 11th time.
“I do not have an address,” screamed a voice into the phone. “I need some help immediately. I just had to run from the house, that’s why I don’t have an address…I’ve been calling you guys since last night.”
The woman had been chased out of her home by her son, she would later say, who was wielding a bat.
Cops were dispatched, the guy was arrested – excuse me taken into protective custody – and tragedy averted. After 9 hours. An investigate is underway.
Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. But help won’t arrive immediately. And you need to plan on what you’re going to do while you wait. This is related to a story from February 25th. 30 Minutes or an Hour Wait After Calling 911.
And these are for the most serious crimes. Detroit 911: Thousands in crisis left waiting for Detroit police.
The average response time in Detroit is the best it has been in a decade: 12 minutes. Which is still a very long time when bad things are happening. But that is the average wait time. Some people wait longer.
At a time when the city touts the fastest response time to 911 calls in well more than a decade — 12 minutes for priority one calls — thousands of the most urgent calls to police each year still leave victims waiting 30 minutes or more for help. Hundreds wait longer than an hour.
A 7 Action News investigation reveals that, over a 20-month period, 650 priority one calls took more than 60 minutes to receive a response. The calls include reports of active shootings, rapes in progress, felonious assaults, armed robberies, armed attacks from the mentally ill and suicides in progress.
Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, they can send a lot of help your way, but that help won’t arrive in an instant. In some cases you will wait a very long time. If all you plan to do is call 911, you might want to rethink that strategy.
Man targeted in carjacking fatally shoots attacker on Detroit’s west side.
Police said two men rushed up on a 33-year-old homeowner who pulled up to a home and tried to rob him. Police originally said the intended victim grabbed a gun from one of the men, but they have since said the victim went into the home and grabbed a gun.
The 33-year-old shot and killed one of the robbers, officials said.
They drove off in the victim’s SUV, but dumped it a short distance away. They guy who wasn’t shot ran like a rabbit. Police haven’t caught him.
Self-defense is a human-right.
But then the head cop is a politician – as most of them are. Part 3: Anatomy of a Murder Scene: What Happened That Night on Detroit’s West Side.
“Stay in your lane.”
It was an extraordinary command from Detroit Police Chief James Craig last November, responding to criticism leveled by the president of the firefighters union.
The FD union chief was complaining about police response to an active murder scene.
Not only did Detroit Firefighters Association president Mike Nevin not stay in his lane, he doubled down, releasing internal police documents that show it took police the better part of an hour to respond to an active murder scene. A scene where panicked firefighters were pinned down.
Craig assembled a press conference, where he claimed that police responded to the call in six minutes.
Six minutes sounds so much better than an hour. So of course for the crime of telling the truth, the head cop is going to “investigate” the union chief. Because we CAN’T allow the truth to get out.
Some prosecutors can take months reaching this decisions. Fatal shooting at Inkster gas station ruled self defense, no charges will be filed.
I suppose it helps that the incident was recorded by security cameras.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled a fatal shooting in Inkster Saturday was a case of self defense and no charges will be filed against the shooter.
Saturday to Wednesday is Lightspeed, compared to how some prosecutors respond to incidents like this.
Self-defense is a human-right.
And it isn’t even Chicago. Detroit Dupes Public on Crime: Police Response Slows as 911 Calls Spike. (This is only Part 1 of a 2 part series.)
The mayor and the chief of police are congratulating themselves on declining response times to 911 calls. But analysis of the raw data tells a somewhat different story.
A computer analysis of the records shows police are taking longer to respond to priority one calls, which are for the most violent and urgent crimes. In 2018, the average response times for priority one calls increased to 14 minutes and18 seconds, up from the previous year’s 13 minutes and12 seconds.
Response times to priority two calls, which typically involve emergencies such as robberies and hit-and-run crashes, reached a whopping 54 minutes and 42 seconds.
Now, to be fair, it is much better than a few years ago when it took Detroit Police about 30 minutes to respond to a priority 1 call, but a lot of REALLY bad things can happen in 14 minutes.
It isn’t the cops fault…
Consider this: The department’s ranks have shrunk about 25 percent since 2008, even as the number of 911 calls continue to climb. As 911 calls mount, DPD has 160 unfilled vacancies for street cops.
And “police runs” were up 39% in 2018 over 2017. It is an impossible situation. So cops spend less time investigating, and as result make fewer arrests. So of course violent crime is up.
Given the situation in Detroit, (low pay, slashed benefits) it is hard to recruit, and rookies get a few years of experience, and head for the suburbs – where they get paid more and it is safer. (That sounds familiar somehow.)