A sonic triangulation technology that has been out for a few years now is being sold to the People and publicized like a land office success. Can it tell precisely where a gun is fired within a community?
But Justice is still blind, and what has been spotted so far where the software is used? That’s a lot of money to spend on gunfire in light of so many non-gun crimes.
One second after the shot is detected, the sound and muzzle flash have left the gun, and, as we often say, you can’t recall the bullet. This means a major defect in the concept of pinpointing gunfire.
1. Once the report of the gun has been detected, it is simply too late to prevent, as in a shooting. Whatever crime is yet to be discovered has happened, for the most part. It does not fight violent crime. Once the shot is detected, the crime, if there is one, has likely been done. Sometimes, there will be no crime associated with the discharge of a gun.
2. What about criminals who use weapons other than guns? Will it detect a silent child abduction, an elderly disappearance or a rape? Knives are pretty quiet and they don’t run out of ammunition.
3. Who fired what? How does the red light camera – I’m sorry, the triangulation software – identify who killed Cock Robin? Will it furnish leads? How does it furnish Evidence? [See below]
4. Like the Microstamping technology which has its own major uselessness, some will make a bundle on alleged crisis and do little or nothing for Justice nor for violence. No safer streets from these.
Put another way in 2010 election terms, no thanks.
Part of the alleged concept is that it will detect a gunshot before a request for aid can come in to 911 to report a shooting or report gunfire. Will assets respond any faster with such a detection device? Have they where the software is in use? Barring negligent discharges and other non-emergencies, assets can be sent to a dry run more often than before, and dry runs are always a problem for first responders. What is the dry-run / useful evidence ratio?
This sounds very much like assets who respond to a burglar alarm. Sometimes, they arrive fifteen minutes afterward. Will they respond Code 3 for every gunshot so detected? What if assets are not available to send? What if Command soon determines that these are not a high priority?
And who fired the shot, and how is the who determined exactly? If it’s an illegal gun and hidden by the time officers arrive, knowing what guns are legally registered at that address will be a dead end; the weapon fired was not among those examined. If the suspect firing the gun at that address is a prohibited person from the git-go, how will any official suspicions be supported, and what if they flee after the gun is fired? What if witnesses clam up? Then you’ll never know what gun was fired, much less who fired it.
Gun control and its infringements have killed more innocent people than all of the legitimate gun owners put together. Put another way, all of the approximate15,000 gun deaths a year are attributed more to completed acts of crime and to gun control policy restraint of the electorate than to the 90 million gun owners across America.
Now I’m going to tell you something scary: when law enforcement eliminates good policing, the human instinct of a living, breathing police officer and his or her professional good judgment, and then begins to rely on technology, it does a very dangerous thing: it comes to build a machine which has the last word. This can eliminate even the officer who knows different and whose testimony is not admitted.
Will the software and rooftop sensors become the red light camera which detains the homeowner because the machine said a gun was fired in your home?
The move to accepting a database or machine as the last word dehumanizes even the best policemen, removes them from both blame for an administrative injustice and the credit for their goodness of the administration of justice, and makes the device the accuser.
Brilliant. How do you impeach a machine when it has the last word as part of its design?
Law enforcement and bureaucrats often think far too much in terms of remedy rather than during-the-fact resistance, and nothing prevents crime better than the resolve of the electorate and our refusal to be a victim. This is a problem best solved by a 2010 awakening of the electorate, where we regain control of both Crime and the System. We don’t need an expensive technology to locate where a crime might have happened: we need the cooperation of police in supporting how the citizen stops the crime while it happens, before it can become another completed act of violence.
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