City boosts ‘Minority Report’ surveillance powers 400% - Nooganomics
print By David Tulis City government is making a major commitment to surveillance and data mining by quadrupling the size of a crime analysis unit to four staffers. The concept of intelligence-led policing using surveillance data from a variety of sources that analyzes crime patterns in space and time and creates statistics that will give shift managers a nudge in assigning officers in their daily routines. The goal is less to solve crimes after they occur, but to predict and anticipate crimes — to guess when and where they might occur, and to impose police power into that prospective crime