'Predictive Policing' Company Uses Bad Stats, Contractually-Obligated Shills To Tout Unproven 'Successes'by Tim Cushing
Nov. 04, 2013
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3.The Guardian: 'Revolution' Possible in 2043 When Whites Become Minority in U.S.
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5.Austria's Own Trump On Cusp Of Winning Presidency
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7.Trump Destroys Hillary in Under 3 Weeks, Now Leading in Two National Polls
8.Trump Takedown of Hillary Confirmed In New Washington Post-ABC Poll
We're not quite at the stage where pre-crime divisions are being formed by forward-looking law enforcement agencies. Not yet. But we're on our way.
SF Weekly has a very thorough report on PredPol, another entry in the "predictive policing" field. According to its website, PredPol's software ("developed by a team of PhD mathematicians and social scientists" from a variety of California universities) algorithmically determines where crime is likely to occur and cranks out a map highlighting 500' x 500' "boxes" that are possible criminal hotspots -- places officers should patrol more heavily.