63 injured, 10 dead weekend violence in Chicago
August 6, 2018 | Brainwave Science
CNN reports about this deadly weekend in Chicago that, ‘In 14 hours on Sunday in Chicago, 44 people were shot, including 5 who died, police say.’ By Monday morning the news media was still covering the shootings and violence and the death toll was up by 100% leading to death of 10 people and dozens injured in just 2 days.
The number are all over the place while some reports suggest dozens, other say close to 50 and some like one in National Review say, “An unusually high number of what police claim were gang related shootings rocked Chicago this weekend. Since 5 p.m. on Friday, 63 people have been shot, ten fatally. In one particularly deadly conflagration, 40 Chicagoans were shot in less than 7 hours.”
Chicago Police Department is under lot of scrutiny at this time due to their failure to control crime. In their defense Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller said, “Some of these instances were targeted and were related to gang conflicts in those areas.” Chicago has struggled with high shooting and murder rates in recent years. Waller said shootings are down 30% from 2017, and murders are down 25%.
Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said in his address regarding the surge in shootings this weekend said, “Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter,” said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller. “We’ll also be conducting coordinated enforcement missions to target individuals that are driving the violence in these areas and focus on where we believe retaliatory violence may occur.” Both Chicago city Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for increased accountability for shooters and a broader community effort to decrease violence.
The majority of the violence took place in just four police districts in and around Chicago’s west side, away from the downtown area where police presence was increased for the annual music festival Lollapalooza.
Law Enforcement agencies are under constant pressure to perform better and the officers have often lost their lives due to hatred and violence inflicted by dangerous criminals ruthlessly killing police officers. As law enforcement agencies are tasked with doing more with less, many are using predictive policing tools. These tools feed various data into algorithms to flag people likely to be involved with future crimes or to predict where crimes will occur.
Many large cities in the US facing severe crime problems like Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle are reportedly using a predictive policing system. Law enforcement agencies are faced with tough decisions every day to ensure their communities are protected. A police agency that is Unequipped, Underfunded, understaffed cannot perform its duties optimally. So how can a forward-thinking agency have a crime fighting strategy that incorporates transparent policies? Technology is another way agency can reduce training expenses, solve crimes swiftly and efficiently. Should these law enforcement agencies employ innovative technologies and enhance training to ensure public safety in Chicago?
It is true that people see that there is no point in reporting a crime when they lose confidence in their law enforcement agencies. When violent crimes remain unsolved, the victims see an unending wait to see light of justice, eventually the victims, their neighbors, their families and the whole community as a whole lose a sense of peace and stability.
Chicago is no exception in this case and the best way to enhance community confidence in law enforcement agencies is to use a technology that is safe, cost-effective, non-invasive, has unprecedented accuracy levels and can extend a hand of truth and justice in the communities affected by gun-violence and gangs in Chicago. And yes, there is a technology that meets all the above-mentioned criterion and has been implemented at a global level. It is called iCognative by Brainwave Science.
In the case of rising gun violence in Chicago, according to Chief of Patrol Fred Waller, investigations against targeted and suspected gang members are ongoing. If the Chicago Police Department has some of the suspects already rounded up, a iCognative test can be conducted on all of those suspects. iCognative can prove to be essential in taking down the entire criminal network and finding out more about their plans or who is part of it. The technology can distinguish between suspects, perpetrators and innocents, by detecting information present in the brain. By building a test setup, all suspects can be tested. Any person relevant to the case also can be tested to identify their connection to a crime. The test setup only takes about 15 minutes to be built. Any confidential information only known to the perpetrators will be used as input to the system in the form of words, phrases or pictures whichever is available to conduct the test. In this specific case, according to the media, there are a series of information that can be input into the system as stimuli: for example: weapons, types of guns used, location of shootings, targets of the shootings, details about illegal weapons, gang affiliations, memberships other suspicions or facts regarding the gangs and criminal network, from previous activities if all these are confidential to perpetrator can be used.
During the iCognative test, all these selected stimuli will be displayed on a computer screen to each suspect, while collecting brain responses to each stimulus. Once the test is concluded, the system will analyze all brain responses to the stimuli and the proprietary algorithm will determine with proven 99.9% accuracy if the information is either absent or present in the brain, in only a few seconds.
This is an invaluable security solution that can aid Chicago Police Department in gaining more and more leads about the gang network. Further, they will be able to act and also save resources and time.
This is just one example of iCognative’s utility and value in security operations. With this security solution, nations worldwide have a greater chance of keeping its borders and citizens safe and in crumbling threat groups.
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