Skip to comments.How gang members behave like animals... and experts are now predicting ...
Posted on 03/27/2013 9:22:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
FULL TITLE: How gang members behave like animals... and maths experts are now predicting where they will fight rivals with 99% accuracy
~Jeffrey Brantingham, UCLA anthropologist, uses statistics to study crime
~He used the Lotka-Volterra equation to accurately predict fight locations
~The theory states that species claim territories whose boundaries form a perpendicular line halfway between each groups home
Maths experts have used geometric equations learned from wild animals to predict the location of fights between rival gangs with almost 99 per cent accuracy.
Jeffrey Brantingham, an anthropologist at UCLA, in California, who uses statistics to study crime, has employed a theory devised by Alfred Lotka, an American statistician, and Vito Volterra, an Italian mathematician, in the 1920s.
The pair observed that similarly sized rival groups of a species - from lions to hyenas - claim territories whose boundaries form a perpendicular line halfway between each groups home, be it a den or a beehive.
Their findings - called the Lotka- Volterra equations - have been long used as a staple of ecological theory.
Brantingham applied it to 13 equally sized criminal gangs from the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles East Side.
He and his team, aided by police, identified an area or 'anchor point' which functioned as the gang's home base and used the Lotka- Volterra equation to draw borders between the turfs, Smithsonian.com reports.
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I can almost hear the howls of protest from Holders people even now.
And we have a President who quietly assents (with a twisted smirk) to hip hop culture. He’s the loser who came into the strains of “99 problems and the B ain’t one” during his 2008 primary campaign.
Gangs should be treated as terrorists, which they are.
It doesn’t have to be a gang member take a look at this..
Now station an armed drone over that spot and wait...
I’m not surprised at this one. I believe that they also use fluid dynamics equations and theories for predicting and re-directing, rioters and mob control.
There is a certain humor that gang’s so-called “street smarts” can be calculated to 99% accuracy. If gangs intentionally acted dumber, would that throw off the numbers?
I highly doubt it. Protect and serve has become protect your own ass behind the local police union. Wouldn't want to get hurt on the job, now would we?
Of course not. That would be Profiling.
I love African wildlife documentaries...and have since I was a kid.One such show I saw focused on a large herd of elephants situated in a national park (Kenya? Tanzania? South Africa?) that had a big problem.The problem was that the herd’s juvenile males were going “wild”...killing people nearby,damaging property and terrorizing other animals,including fellow elephants.Park officials decided that the problem stemmed from the fact that,thanks to horrible poaching,there were essentially no adult male elephants around to “mentor” and control the juveniles (adult males are the ones that poachers go after...bigger tusks).So they introduced at least several adult males into the herd and within a short time span the problem was solved.
Some major differences:
1. Animals typically are not filled with such hatred and hostility.
2. Animals have survival instincts compared to living off government checks
Perpendicular to what? A line is not “perpendicular”. It is perpendicular to something else, usually another line. My binary brain is having a syntax error here.
But what’s to prevent gangs from adapting, and start recruiting for a gang subcommittee of gang member Master Criminologists and gang member Mathematicians to counter this law enforcement threat to their turf? They’ll figure out that all they need to do is, while planning an ambush, using some advanced neural-network random-number-generated offset of distance and bearing, to determine their real ambush coordinates...
In essence, you are bringing up the valid point that the problems discussed in the OP are typical of father free zones.
Why not just exterminate the gangs?
That was a principle called the Genghis Khan principle - after an in-depth practical experiment carried out on the Central Asia steppes several centuries ago.
For those living in cities with gangs (all of the cities of more than 20,000 population in the US probably), get out now, because when the collapse comes these gangs of dead-soul animals will quickly take even the suburbs, and those that will not submit will be burned out. These gangs for the most part are animals, unaware of health and sanitation in order to survive, so they will roam, leaving filth and disease where they vacate.
The trick is getting them to fight to the death, last man standing, and then we could kill the last man.
That was exactly the point I was trying to make.
Conservatives should be very careful with this topic. I have already seen posts on this thread equating gangs with terrorism and suggesting the use of drones.
So far in the gun debate the liberals have been quite silent about the demographics of gun violence as pertains to both race and metropolitan locations. For now, the silence fits their agenda.
If Homeland Security is going to start police actions against U.S. citizens how convenient would it be to “discover” that most gun violence comes from gangs in the inner city. If the initial deployments of drones and armed Federal agents were to occur against gang violence how many of us would protest?!
You and me both. Perpendicular to what I kept asking myself. How can you have a perpendicular boundary when the boundary is likely a spheroid of some sort.
There is only one formula to address the problem of feral youth: Dad + the Gospel of Jesus + Time with Dad.
Yea...mist unfair to rats and hyenas.
My guess is you draw a line connecting the home points and then bisect that line with a perpendicular.
So, it’s a “point on a line” between the two homes points perpendicular to the line that intersects both home points?
I say “point on a line” rather than “line” since the line is of infinite length and I assume the 99% figure is not discussing the whole line. Also, if your assumption is true, this isn’t exactly rocket science. ;-)
The problem is figuring out what the "gang center" is.
> ...These gangs for the most part are animals, unaware of health and sanitation in order
> to survive, so they will roam, leaving filth and disease where they vacate.
Happening now. Many of those gangs are called or hide under the term “homeless”.
That's an INSULT to the animals!!
I think the writer meant “equidistant from the home base”, but couldn’t remember the word or phrase.
I loved that video. I think about it often when I hear about how many boys there are these days without a father around.
Draw a line between their “home bases”. Then make a line perpendicular to that. The intersection is where the fights will occur.
one more point, the line should bisect the other line.
The prof gets the “real men of genius” award!
I assume you draw a line between the two locations and choose a line perpendicular to that.
Draw a line between their home bases. Then make a line perpendicular to that. The intersection is where the fights will occur.
I’m thinking they mean this:
Make the two home bases “points”. Draw a line of any length that intersects the two points. place a point on the line exactly between the two points on the line. Draw another line that intersects the first line at that new point and is perpendicular to the first line.
The intersection of the two lines is, in essence, the spot halfway between the two home bases, though you don’t need the second line to find this. The third point identifies it.
Moochelle acted out some gansta rap “dance” moves the other day.
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