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NYPD can’t count cash they’ve seized because it would crash computers

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posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 04:27 PM

originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: jacobe001

originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Or it could be "since our systems are real time systems, trying to generate a detailed report for 50k + employees / officers would cause the system to implode, taking it offline and not allowing any information in this area to be entered into the system".

The information is in the system.

It does not matter if it is real time
They can copy the relational database and run the queries on a separate system so they will not be effecting the live one.

Being IT, I am sure they make backups of the database as well, so the data is already there for offline queries on a separate system.

This is all BS to evade the theft of other peoples money

I'll bet you dollars to donuts they would have no problem generating a report of all the money owed to them via fines, tickets etc

Well since your so familiar with how law enforcement programs work you should contact the NYPD and tell them what they are doing wrong and fix it for them.

Do you know anything about Relational Databases?
I do as do many others and they can pull this BS with the ignorant but not with people involved in the field.

To confirm, you can go to programming forums where this story came out and the people there are also calling BS on this story.

SAP which is what they are using is used for Large Data Storage, the same system many Banks and Corporations use for inventory and is not some casio calculator storage program

I am pretty sure the Data that Major Banks and Big Corporations utilize is much larger in scale than what the NYPD uses.
Perhaps they hiring low IQ IT also to manage their Informational Infrastructure.

Again, complete BS

I suppose it be pretty hard to create a query:

SELECT SUM(money_seized) FROM foobarred_people;

edit on 24-9-2016 by jacobe001 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 08:37 PM
a reply to: jacobe001

As I said its a law enforcement system and not a standard database. Feel free to contact the NYPD and tell them what they are doing wrong and how to fix it.

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 08:46 PM

originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: jacobe001

As I said its a law enforcement system and not a standard database. Feel free to contact the NYPD and tell them what they are doing wrong and how to fix it.

you have said this a few times. i know you pretty well (and like you quite a bit). So rather than keep ignoring this, i'd like to have you explain the difference, and why its there.

I know quite a bit about accounting rules, and a fair bit about databases in general. And I've done loads of implentations, as well as managing programmers who have had experience doing database jobs for various LEO in Colorado. Maybe you can provide some context behind what the differences are, and why they are there.

Because without that, it just looks like an excuse plucked out of thin air.

ETA: i've tried to research this a bit, and keep coming across stuff like this:

When property is seized, the burden of proof is on the person accused of a crime to prove the property was not involved with the crime.

Proving that property was not involved in a crime requires attorneys, which can be costly. The New York City Council’s Public Safety Committee is concerned that low-income people who can not afford legal representation could be targeted. The Council is considering a bill that would force the NYPD to provide data on seizures in order to monitor civil forfeiture actions for abuse.

and it pisses me off so much that I have had to stop reading it. The breadth and mass of tyranny wthin this story is more than I can tolerate thinking about.
edit on 9/24/2016 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 10:33 PM

originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: jacobe001

As I said its a law enforcement system and not a standard database. Feel free to contact the NYPD and tell them what they are doing wrong and how to fix it.

I'd be DELIGHTED to...what, is that some kind of a threat or something???? Should I be AFRAID????

What's their number?

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:09 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I will make it easy and provide a link discussing evidence management and issues involved.

First off asset seizure in the context of the op is actually a civil process and not criminal. Hence the reason a person has to prove the items in question are not involved in criminal activity. The rules of evidence, burden of proof, all the way down to invoking your 5th amendment can actually be used against you in civil procedures. Because its civil your right to have a lawyer appointed does not exist.

* - Electronic Evidence Management

At the bottom of the article are links to various RMS and some stand alone systems. Unlike normal databases, items in an law enforcement system are not only entered but also are assigned to a specific case / event number and from there can be cross linked to other cases / event numbers. It's location is also attached.

A chain of custody must be maintained in order for the items to be allowable in court proceedings without it being challenged / thrown out as compromised. That means each time an item is seized, entered into the system, the property officer who receives the items, any officer / detective accessing the items, items being sent to the prosecuting attorney / defense attorney etc.

The evidence systems are designed to track items to a case / chain of custody and not necessarily designed to give a break down of individual items across the entire system. Depending on agency, cases and the evidence from that case can be restricted to certain persons while locking out the rest.

Found property / recovered property with no case link can be entered in and, in general, allows for generic searches. For instance if a bicycle is found it can be entered into a portion of the system that allows officers to conduct generic searches of bicycles if someone comes in asking if one has been recovered.

Evidence on the other hand is restricted. So while the city wants a report done on the amount of currency seized the system most likely cannot generate that specific of a report. As you and others pointed out im sure something can be created to allow for the report to be generated but again we run into an issue of either reprogramming the system, adding a 3rd party program that can access the desired items and tabulate the results. You must ensure the report process doesn't create problems anywhere else in the system.

Whichever way you go you still must ensure that the system is secured and that only evidence officers / command staff has access so it does not compromise any departmental standards / policies, any evidentiary rules, any privacy laws or jeopardize any chain of custody.

I can keep going but, in general, you get the idea. Its not as simple as some people think it is. If the system in use cant produce the specific report required you will have to re-code / add new code / a new 3rd party program that can identify currency and the reason for the seizure. Trying to add code / 3rd party program can be problematic if its not done correctly and can result in major issues with active cases in the system. In the worst case scenario you have a failure where evidence tracking is lost, compromising multiple areas.

In this case, I believe the op article is stating the system in use for the NYPD is not designed to generate the type of report the city is wanting. As it points out prior to 2012 evidence logging / tracking was done on paper and was not digital. There are agencies whose systems allow for user defined report generation. The NYPD should look at one of those systems. Its been my experience though that the larger the department the more in house the RMS systems become. They want it tailored to their specific needs and in a lot of cases trying to add to it is not always possible.

This would be one of those areas where the KISS principle is key.

My argument is based on my exposure to different systems and being responsible for some of the admin reporting. I don't believe the NYPD is trying to hide the money they have seized as some in the thread are angling for. I truly believe the system the NYPD has just cant produce that specific of a report request.

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:13 PM
Jeezus...this is incredible!! "incredible" even the right word? Should it be 'incredulous'....or 'incomprehensible' (or some such)?

I'm at a loss for words.

edit on 9/24/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:20 PM

originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
I'd be DELIGHTED to...what, is that some kind of a threat or something???? Should I be AFRAID????

Uhm no threat and no reason to be afraid. Maybe tone down the drama some...

originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
What's their number?

Property Clerk Division

11 Front Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Phone: (718) 624-8789
Fax: (718) 624-8791

Inspector Thomas J. Scollan, Commanding Officer
Captain Timothy Hollywood, Executive Officer

Borough Telephone Number
Manhattan Property Office (646) 610-5906
Bronx Property Office (718) 590-2806
Brooklyn Property Office (718) 624-5364
Queens Property Office (718) 433-2678
Staten Island Property Office (718) 876-8413

NYPD Switchboard: 1-646-610-5000


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posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:22 PM
a reply to: Xcathdra

Gee, thanks...for looking up every NYPD number on the Internet!!

I pretty much knew that was coming!

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:23 PM
Okay...I'll call. Which number would you suggest I call first?



I was thinking I'd call this one first, what'dya think? It's not one of the numbers I saw you post!


Albany, NY 12224.
edit on 9/24/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:25 PM
Looks like they're going to need a Quantum Computer.

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:26 PM

originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Okay...I'll call. Which number would you suggest I call first?


i would start with the first number I provided. The NYPD Clerk's division.

ETA - Why would you call the Governor? He has no authority in terms of what we are discussing.
edit on 24-9-2016 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:27 PM
Or a better system...

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:32 PM
a reply to: Xcathdra

Oh...I'm sure I'll get REAL far calling that number!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!


You're too funny!!!

"Hello, Fox? Can you, ummmm, tell me where the chickens are??? Hmmmmm?????"

Surely you're kidding now, right????

posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 11:42 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

So in other words you didnt understand what I posted so you resort to derailing the thread with nonsense comments.

If you have questions ask.

posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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