Polo panhandler Jason Rose got some ink in today’s Scottsdale Republic. I’ll post a longer response soon, but one egregious statement in particular deserves immediate ridicule:
[the Bar District] is attracting greater employment to downtown [Scottsdale], but…less crime.
So the solution to crime is to expand the Bar District! Wahoo! Problem solved!
Reality is obviously much different that this ridiculous public relations spin. Here’s the weekly Scottsdale Police Department Weekly Arrest Report…all 19 pages.
Look how many are DUIs, and of those, how many are ‘extreme.’ If you are out driving in the evening, they are on the streets with you. SPD can’t catch them all.
I’ll mark Jason’s pontification as the ScottsdaleTrails Local Quote for today!
The weekly arrest report for the present week is available as a PDF here: