was required to do this in the first place? And even more, how effing stupid do they have to be TO NOT FIX THE DAMN PROBLEM?
As often as three times a week, Rose and Walter Martin are greeted at their front door by cops brandishing guns. Far from criminal masterminds, the innocent 80-something couple are upstanding citizens who are the victims of a mistake in the NYPD’s computer system. Apparently when the department put in a new system in 2002, they entered the Martin’s Brooklyn address as the default address for warrants. Since then, their house number appears in warrants for rapists, murderers, and drug kingpins, all because of some bad lines of code.
So some idiots picked a real address, and no moron ever involved in this has bothered to fix it.
I realize it's New York, but still. SOMEONE there should have at least three working brain cells to rub together.
Update: in comments Sendarius points something out that hadn't hit me: ... the police officers involved are REPEATEDLY swearing false affidavits TO A JUDGE about the warrants in question.
If the address is wrong - and according to the story it has been wrong over 80 times - then what else that the police officer states in supporting affidavits is a lie?