Skip to comments.Sniper Detectors Coming to America's Heartland
Posted on 12/23/2011 5:34:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Gunshots ring out in the dead of night, and not a single person reports it. Yet police know exactly where the shots came from, even before they arrive on the scene.
It sounds like a scene from The Minority Report, but it's real. A new technology called ShotSpotter enables law enforcement officials to precisely and instantaneously locate shooters, and it has been quietly rolling out across America. From Long Island, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., more than 60 cities in the U.S. have been leveraging ShotSpotter to make their streets safer.
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I’m sure that someone will figure out that a person with a box of medium sized firecrackers in a car will be able to wreak havoc with the police. Another of those over-sold, high cost technical solutions that will prove to be worthless.
A wearable detection system built into a vest?? For what, that large potential market of deaf police officers?
Sound waveform pattern analysis to determine caliber.
I can think of several ways to defeat this system.
And I’m just an average idiot citizen.
Guess we will see how it works out.
More law enforcement on the streets could be had by designing a donut-carrier, belt-mounted.
Tactics of Quintus Fabius Maximus, Cunctator : coming to a city near you.
QFB was the father of “shoot and scoot” warfare.
Wonder if it will detect firecrackers and auto backfires.
Does this mean that our overlords are getting nervous about the people deciding to “vote from the rooftops” then?
Subscription based service at a cost of up to $60,000/square mile. So, Houston, (and not the suburbs) would cost about $38,000,000/year to use this system? Uh huh....
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/22/sniper-detectors-coming-to-americas-heartland/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz1hPhW2euX
BS. It is in no way making the streets safer. Does it stop shootings? No? Does it apprehend criminals? No? Does it deter crime in any way? No? Then just how in the name of honest journalism can anyone claim it is making the streets safer?
Average code-3 response time here is 9 to 10 minutes. So even if this system works as advertised, 100% of the time... Do you really expect criminals to sit around and have a latte after killing someone? The very name "drive-by shooting" means a mobile perpetrator. Sure, a zillion dollars spent and it may catch a handful of stupid and/or unlucky criminals. Wow, big return, we couldn't possibly have used that money for something meaningful like, oh, I don't know SECURING THE BORDER FROM ILLEGALS or anything... ;-/
If they have this system installed in the city of Detroit, it’s going to be very busy around midnight next Saturday night...;
They would save a lot of money if they’d just put a cop on every block of MLK Boulevard.
One thing that would greatly reduce crime would be an enhancement of "Stand your ground": if a citizen with no criminal record shoots somebody with a felony record in self defense, the prosecutor must demonstrate, to the standard of "clear and convincing evidence" to the grand jury that it was NOT self-defense, otherwise the citizen is immediately "no-billed".
Interesting tech deployment ping.
I like it, I would support that. I’d expand self-defense to reasonable defense of another person that you perceive to be in mortal danger.
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