ShotSpotter

Micheal Williams was just trying to help a neighbor in need when his life was completely upended by a horrific incident and some shady police technology used to detect the sound and location of gunshots.

A review of data from several cities suggests the gunshot detection system is an expensive flop, potentially exposing Black communities to unnecessary police interactions.

Amid great fanfare, the New York Police Department recently rolled out technology in Brooklyn and the Bronx that will allow officers to pinpoint the exact location of gunfire and transmit the information to investigators, reports The New York Times. “Today, we are rolling out cutting edge technology to make the city safer, to make our […]