Chicago Police Harassing Non-Criminals Predicted To Commit “Future Crime”

lookingNothing like being threatened and stalked by people with guns – no harm done, right? Cop Block writes:

For 22-year old Robert McDaniel, there was [worry] when a police commander showed up at his house simply to issue a threat that he was being watched by police. McDaniel’s grew up in a gritty neighborhood, but was guilty of no crime, and had no recent interactions with police of any kind. Yet there with this official authority standing there on his porch, issuing a stern warning that he was being watched and there would be severe consequences if he committed a crime.

University professors have teamed up with the Chicago police department to develop a new technology which will allegedly predict violent criminal behavior. A computerized algorithm has now generated a “Heat List” which indexes approximately 400 individuals they see as likely to commit violent crimes in the future. And some of the people on the list are not criminals at all.

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  • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

    This will backfire nicely.

  • http://lambright.com/ wayne lambright

    How is that even legal? Here’s a prediction! Cops will break the law to keep there power. Cops will cover up anything to protect themselves from prosecution. AKA corruption.

  • BuzzCoastin

    This right of presumed innocence is so important in modern democracies, constitutional monarchies and republics that many have explicitly included it in their legal codes and constitutions
    but not der homeland
    where in modern practice
    everyone is guilty &
    must be searched, IDed & monitored
    all day every day

  • echar

    Seems like bs.

  • Sarcasmo

    it’s more likely this commander will commit a crime by destroying evidence, assaulting an innocent person or denying civil liberties, given the organization he is in. Is anyone still clueless as to who are domestic enemy is?

  • Rebecca Brandt

    Do you suppose it would be helpful to keep an eye on people who have already committed violent crimes?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Terrific. Yet another example of government overreach.

    Now they’ll have to hire an entire White Collar Crimes Squad to spend the day harrassing Wall Streeters.

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