Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bummer, dude: predictive policing gains traction

Unfortunately, the SCPD are having a little bit of success with the predictive policing compstat. In the arrest mentioned in the article, the tip-off from the program was for burglary, but the arrests were for drugs and a probation violation. As expected, the predictive policing model is being used as an excuse for police to target those whom they would anyway--the underclass and the excluded.

Here's some news from across the country about predictive policing.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
NY Times
LA Times

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