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Predictive Policing

Kali Nicole Gross: Dissecting A Startling Crime

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer speaks with Kali Nicole Gross, Wesleyan University professor of African-American Studies ...

Bill Bratton, Bulldozer

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.05.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Bratton steamrolled over poor communities of color from New York to Los Angeles (Photo: LA Times) For nearly three years we waged a small, and at tim...

WATCH: Inside The Effects Of Predictive Policing

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.28.2016 | Home

There’s a new kind of software that claims to help law enforcement agencies reduce crime, by using algorithms to predict where crimes will happen an...

National Security State, Police State

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 03.03.2017 | Technology
Josmar Trujillo

While it may seem strange to have a multinational corporation ostensibly defending Americans against improper searches from the government, stranger yet is that police want to be at the forefront of a debate on civil liberties.

Microsoft Is Developing An App That Can Predict Crimes Of The Future

Fusion | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.21.2015 | Home

Conjuring images of the dystopian short story Minority Report, Microsoft is developing a new program it says can accurately predict which inmates will...

Global Police, Pre-Crime and the War on Domestic 'Extremists'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now connect the dots, from the 2009 Extremism reports to the NDAA and the UN's Strong Cities Network with its globalized police forces, the National Security Agency's far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.

Police Can't Predict the Future. Fortunately, They Don't Have to.

David M. Kennedy | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
David M. Kennedy

Can computers, fancy mathematics, and big data predict crime, even predict who will commit murder? Attention to factors like previous arrests and unemployment processed through sophisticated software has allowed police to target those at highest risk.

20 Months of Bratton and De Blasio's NYPD

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.02.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

As some New Yorkers start to wonder if the appointment of Bratton wasn't a remarkably stupid idea, the sum of the de Blasio and Bratton era paints a picture that ought to put to rest the idea that New York has substantively reformed the NYPD.

Back to the Future: Bratton Announces 'Predictive Policing' Is Here, 'Get Over It'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.21.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Another day, another reminder from NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton that the era of "predictive policing", the orwellian idea that cops can predict crime, is already here. This wasn't the first time Bratton has openly talked about such a potentially controversial subject.

Predicting Predictive Policing in NYC

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As the NYPD rolls out this new plan, I hope those tasked with implementing the policy do not replace one legally discredited practice of hunch-based stops with an automated HunchLab system only to find themselves facing similar legal challenges to the fairness and effectiveness of this policing strategy.

Creating Smarter Police Body-Worn Cameras

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 02.07.2015 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As companies race to chase the federal money flowing into new police body-worn camera systems, predictive analytics should be a major consideration. Both police and communities should welcome smarter cameras that will ultimately lead to smarter policing.

Big Data Policing in the Big Apple

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

What is predictive policing and how does it work? Predictive policing works by taking regularly recorded crime data -- location, time, and crime -- and inputting it all into sophisticated computer models that predict places of expected criminal activity.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

LAPD Aims To Predict Crimes Before They Happen

latimes.com | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The future of crime fighting begins with a story about strawberry Pop-Tarts, bad weather and Wal-Mart. With a hurricane bearing down on the Florida...