I Know What You Did Next Summer

In the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting, St. Louis police are joining a host of departments across the country as they turn to software for solutions. Where is the next robbery likely to occur? Who is likely to commit the next violent crime? Officials are trying to replace their hunching with number crunching, and tech companies hawking predictive policing are promising to help. In the age of data, the move makes sense. But it will not come without controversy. “At a time when communities are crying out for justice. I never heard anyone in one of these communities say, ‘I think police need to use more computers!'” A collaboration of The Marshall Project and The Verge: Policing the Future.

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