Question: Is Jim Schutze a prophet, or does does the city just go to him for its marching orders? Just a few short hours ago, he was grousing about the piddling response by the Dallas Police Department to a string of armed robberies on the Katy Trail.
Immediately DPD officers, who we presume were breathlessly refreshing Unfair Park for Jim's thoughts, jumped into action. Exactly 165 minutes after Jim's column hit the Interwebs (hey, police work takes time), the department posted a description of the assailants on its Facebook page.
Oh, and they're carrying semi-automatic handguns.
Buried in the department's release, in apparent response to its public shaming by Jim, is the following: "The Police Department must continually balance the need to inform the public against releasing information that could jeopardize the investigation and potential suspect identification."