OK, Milwaukee, it’s time to give this technology a shot.

March 27th, 2007

Shotspotter is a computerized web of sensors that can locate the exact location of a gun shot at the moment the gun is fired. Fast responding officers could actually arrive in time to aprehend the shooter. Major cities including Oakland, cialis sale online Washington D.C., best viagra and now Minneapolis are using the system.

Here’s something concrete Milwaukee’s leaders could be doing to respond to the overwhelming violence in the inner city. A system like this, tied to a rapid response force, could arrest wrong doers and maybe even discourage them from firing in the first place.

It wouldn’t solve all the problems, but it would be a great start. The question is: are Milwaukee‘s so-called leaders too busy denying the problem to do anything to begin to solve the problem?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John Michlig  |  March 27th, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Excellent article about Shotspotter in the latest issue of WIRED (the one with the nude picture of Pam Beesly on the cover).

  • 2. Coop  |  March 27th, 2007 at 9:19 am

    I really like this idea. You said it right; this is something CONCRETE we can do to apprehend criminals in Milwaukee. I’m sure it’s not cheap, but you really can’t put a price on the safety of the citizens of Milwaukee.

    Not to mention, it just sounds really cool.

  • 3. Administrator  |  March 27th, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Damn it, John! Now everyone is going to know where I got the idea. Curse you and your well-read informedness! ;)

  • 4. John Michlig  |  March 27th, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Ironic, given that this particular WIRED issue’s theme is TRANSPARENCY (i.e. let people see how you do what you do, etc.)

    An how much more on-target in terms of marketing can you get than Pam Beesly cheesecake on a WIRED cover?

  • 5. Administrator  |  March 27th, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Considering the very nature of this blog, you’ve got to expect it to be a little opaque at times.

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