Skip to comments.Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?
Posted on 05/26/2018 1:33:10 PM PDT by Theoria
Armed with advanced gadgets and mapping, officers can get to crime scenes in time to see the guy still shooting. But what does it mean for residents privacy?
Just after 3 a.m. on May 4, a police officer received an alert that gunshots had been fired near an alley in a neighborhood known as the Back of the Yards.
The alert came from a hidden street sensor called a ShotSpotter, and the officer was able to pull up a map of nearby police cameras and review the video. Without leaving a room the size of a walk-in closet, he watched a man fire seven times, striking another man, who turned out to be a federal agent, in the face.
Switching from one high-definition camera to the next, the officer tracked the gunman as he fled. Unlike the grainy security videos of old, the picture quality from the cameras, which are equipped with night vision technology, was so pristine that the officer was able to watch the man wipe sweat off his face.
The tiny rooms have a large-sounding name, Strategic Decision Support Centers, and provide a peek into what could be the future of urban American policing if they do not run afoul of American notions of privacy. They can deliver the license plate of every passing vehicle, a photo of every area resident with an arrest record, gang boundaries, 911 reports and more, right to a patrol officers cellphone.
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Chicago doesnt have a crime problem. They have strict gun control.
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It won’t hurt. Putting 1/3 in Austin, 1/3 in Grand Crossing and 1/3 in Woodlawn would be the most productive use of them.
most of the crime occurs in a few neighborhoods.
There is no privacy on public streets.
Can you imagine the graft possibilities from a contract to supply 30,000 cameras? Aldermen are salivating at the prospect.
Sure, if they’re launched at the head of the troublmakers.
Depends on who they hire to watch the video coming from the cameras.
London has a camera every few feet and they have no crime. Oh wait....
Indeed, if there is crime in prison, what makes us think 30,000 cameras in freedom will work?
Why not test market ARGUS over Chicago?
have they ever read the 4th Amendment? just asking . . .
and please no legalistic BS about being in public and not having an expectation of privacy (which is between human individuals on the street, the gov’t is a different beast altogether.)
30,000 more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens would be more effective.
No. They’ll simply shoot em out or steal them for sale back to the city.
DAngelo: Youre never gonna hit it, man.
No, but the best footage would make great gibsmedat TV
Chicago doesnt have a crime problem. They have strict gun control.”
It has a filthy democrat machine problem.
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