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"It’s PredPol, and it’s going to reduce crime": Agencies take algorithmic effectiveness on faith, with few checks in place

“It’s PredPol, and it’s going to reduce crime”: Agencies take algorithmic effectiveness on faith, with few checks in place

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are using predictive policing software, yet almost none of their users, past or present, have clear measures for how effective or accurate they are.

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Eight years in, LAPD can’t measure PredPol’s effect on crime

Eight years in, LAPD can’t measure PredPol’s effect on crime

An internal audit of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Chronic Offender Program and PredPol usage found few accurate ways to measure accountability in data-driven policing.

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California law enforcement agencies share preparations for new records laws

California law enforcement agencies share preparations for new records laws

Police oversight takes a step forward in California once the new year hits. Two new laws will give access to internal police investigations and body camera footage in 2019, prompting police agencies to prepare for incoming records request.

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Who Shot Ya?: Twenty years after the fact, the FBI still doesn't know who killed Biggie

Who Shot Ya?: Twenty years after the fact, the FBI still doesn’t know who killed Biggie

20 years later, a look at the FBI’s investigation into the infamous death of Christopher George Latore Wallace AKA The Notorious B.I.G. AKA Biggie Smalls offers some useful details - but not the important one.

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2011 FBI report finds “broadening U.S. military presence” responsible for rise in terror attacks

2011 FBI report finds “broadening U.S. military presence” responsible for rise in terror attacks

An Intelligence Assessment of terrorist plots against the United States and U.S. interests between 2001 and 2010 concluded that “a broadening U.S. military presence overseas and outreach by Islamist ideologues” was behind an 11 percent increase in plotted attacks since 2006. And yet, by focusing on Muslim communities, Obama’s counterterrorism program sidesteps questions about US policies which continually produce terrorists.

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