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Police drop “crime prediction” software for now, but not because it’s Orwellian

Police drop “crime prediction” software for now, but not because it’s Orwellian

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Several California police departments have stopped using “predictive policing” software but not because they want to protect your basic human rights and dignity. The reason the software won’t be used is that it isn’t effective enough…yet. Several police departments were disappointed that they won’t be able to punish thought crimes. Palo Alto police spokeswoman Janine De la Vega told the Los Angeles Times: “We didn’t get any value out of it,” after using the software for three years. As for Mountain View, California’s police department, which spent over $60,000 of taxpayer money on the software that was designed to violate the rights of the taxpayers stolen from to fund it, it was dubbed a “disappointment.” The police department used the software for over five years before dropping the program last June. Rio Rancho, New Mexico Police Captain Andrew Rodriguez said: “It wasn’t telling us anything we didn’t know.” The software is a bold violation of the basic human right to free…
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