Murder Capital? Baltimore? DC?I lived in a small city inside a ver large city in the early '80s. Think Murder Capital. There was a curfew for anyone under 18. You had to be home or with someone 'of age' past 10 PM.
ETA: It worked at preventing some crime. Young males with no supervision are the worst thing for a neighborhood.
Wouldn't hacking into one of those systems itself be illegal also?Now I was just a lowly Deputy in Podunk but if I was the Mayor of Philly, I would assemble a swat team and hack into the phone service they are useing to set these things up.
All you need is the phone of one arrested gang member.Wouldn't hacking into one of those systems itself be illegal also?
Don't get me wrong, they need to do something, but the speed and overwhelming numbers is the problem. You simply can't have a timely response when it's over in 60 seconds. Now if they could legally "predict" one of these then a massive response would indeed help curtail future ones... at least in that area.
I'm taking "classes" at our police department. Basically a multi week program where they tell us all about what they do. It really is quite interesting and I'm learning a lot. I had asked the instructor the other day about if our city, unlikely as it might be, had a flash mob situation and if they had any plans for it. He responded that coincidentally he was reading info on this very topic earlier in the day. The studies show that from the first text messages go out about the planned "event" to when it is over is an average of about 8 minutes. This would mean that even if they had a phone in their possession and got notice, on average they'd get there as it was pretty much over already....Now I was just a lowly Deputy in Podunk but if I was the Mayor of Philly, I would assemble a swat team and hack into the phone service they are useing to set these things up.
When they showed up at the next one officers would be waiting inside and outside of the business. ...