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    How much did they spend on that "shot spotter" tech?

    https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-p...-riviera-beach

    Two people were shot and killed and two others were injured by gunfire after a funeral in Riviera Beach on Saturday

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    ShotSpotter technology detected 13 shots during this incident.

    So far no arrests have been made.
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    Pompano pulled theirs back in 2011. Form the article I saw RB spent $300K.

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    Nationwide (all installations)... I wonder how many perps have been caught because of the "tech."

    I'm going to bet: ZERO.

    Now... off to Google I go...
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    Yet, in some cities, ShotSpotter hasn’t had the effect city officials and residents had hoped for. While officers are responding to more illegal gunfire, they rarely catch the shooter. And evidence that could be used to build a case and bolster a prosecution--such as shell casings left behind or witness testimony--isn’t often attributed to ShotSpotter in police or court records. The question now is whether the technology is worth the millions of dollars it's costing taxpayers each year, and if the lack of tangible results is because we don't have the ability to measure them, or that they simply don’t exist.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdra.../#36e074cf31cb

    The data from seven customer cities are being published here for the first time. ShotSpotter alerts consist of basic metadata about when and where suspected gunshots are fired. When combined with police dispatch records that show what happened when officers responded to the alerts, a clear pattern emerges: lots of calls, but few tangible results. Of the thousands of ShotSpotter alerts in these cities, police were unable to find evidence of gunshots between 30%-70% of the time.
    So, there have been SOME arrests. But....

    It’s true that using ShotSpotter has led to arrests, including some where a ‘smoking gun’ isn’t a cliche, but an actual description of a crime scene. Police dispatch records show that these instances are exceedingly rare, however, amounting to about one percent of all calls. Many cities that pay for the technology thinking they will catch criminals in the act end up disappointed as a result. Those close to ShotSpotter say this realization has prompted its leadership, including Clark, to consider making alert data more widely available, with the hope that empirical research could help stem the loss of customers.
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    Interesting that the pastor had anticipated a potential problem, had armed security at the funeral, but the perp simply waited until security departed after the funeral to go on a rampage. For those of us unable to afford a 24/7 security detail, there is no good substitute for having one’s own weapon readily at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthurDent View Post
    Interesting that the pastor had anticipated a potential problem, had armed security at the funeral, but the perp simply waited until security departed after the funeral to go on a rampage. For those of us unable to afford a 24/7 security detail, there is no good substitute for having one’s own weapon readily at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthurDent View Post
    Interesting that the pastor had anticipated a potential problem, had armed security at the funeral, but the perp simply waited until security departed after the funeral to go on a rampage. For those of us unable to afford a 24/7 security detail, there is no good substitute for having one’s own weapon readily at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy03cls View Post
    Pompano pulled theirs back in 2011. Form the article I saw RB spent $300K.
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    Yea it would be great if we didn't have such a crappy government.
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