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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the studies-show-poverty-causes-cancer dept.

Angry Jesus writes:

"The Chicago Police Department is mis-applying epidemiological science (the study of entire populations) to target individuals in a real-life version of Minority Report. They have decided that it is a good idea to put people on a secret list based on a Big Data analysis of their social networks. But don't worry, it isn't racist or abusive because, Science!"

 
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  • (Score: 0) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:14AM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:14AM (#7658) Homepage Journal
    In the very few places where prevention is the goal rather than punishment, sure. I'm even quite likely to be a victim of it and I'm okay with it in warranted situations. That, however, is not and should never be the job of cops.
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