The minority report: Chicago’s new police computer predicts crimes, but is it racist?

A look down the rabbit hole of predictive policing. There is no way to deny that surveillance based on future actions is a violation of rights.

From The Verge, February 19, 2014. By Matt Stroud

EyesWhen the Chicago Police Department sent one of its commanders to Robert McDaniel’s home last summer, the 22-year-old high school dropout was surprised. Though he lived in a neighborhood well-known for bloodshed on its streets, he hadn’t committed a crime or interacted with a police officer recently. And he didn’t have a violent criminal record, nor any gun violations. In August, he incredulously told the Chicago Tribune, “I haven’t done nothing that the next kid growing up hadn’t done.” Yet, there stood the female police commander at his front door with a stern message: if you commit any crimes, there will be major consequences. We’re watching youread more

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