Forensics: Using Predictive Sociology as a Police Weapon to Discriminate

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As now is so commonly seen, police ‘tools’ to ‘protect and serve’ can be twisted into use against groups selected for their ‘criminal lifestyles.’ The current definition of ‘criminal’ has become as wide as the Mississippi depending on what LEO is talking. DOJ Sessions prosecutes old ladies who scoff at him in public.

To be more explicit, they can be weaponized. Things such as tasers, rubber bullets shot from a 5 foot distance, militarized chemicals, sound generators, and genetic profiling databases cast a wide swath and violently collide with people who are not guilty of any criminal acts. Read about the LAPD and the latest commercial algorithm enabled software being branded as a means to shut down crime at the point before a crime as been committed. That leaves little wiggle room for any of us to avoid being falsely considered a suspect.

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/08/weaponized-empiricism.html

Thanks to the Charles Smith Blog.

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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