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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: 2) by mcgrew on Thursday February 27 2014, @03:22PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Thursday February 27 2014, @03:22PM (#7995) Homepage Journal

    The fact of the matter is, GHETTO culture simply produces several times its share of criminals.

    FTFY. Crime and poverty are linked, and a larger percentage of blacks are poor than whites. And rest assured the 1% consider you a "nigger" even if your eyes are blue. Racism is a tool of the rich to keep the poor at each others' throats.

    I drink in the ghetto, I know these people, both black and white. Other than their skin, they are indistinguishable.

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  • (Score: 1) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday February 27 2014, @03:38PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Thursday February 27 2014, @03:38PM (#8005) Homepage Journal
    True enough. Except the rich bit. Racism is propagated by people who want to feel superior to someone else without actually having to achieve superiority (you know, insecure shitheads) and most of them are poor.
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