Children, the favorite target in Buffalo Gun Violence

August 7, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Gun Violence in Buffalo NY : Brainwave Science iCognative


In the recent incident of gunfire in Buffalo, the victim is a 12-year-old boy when an unknown person fired into a house on Hurlock Avenue.  According to police, the boy is in stable condition and someone fired the shots around 3 AM on Monday. This shooting is the latest over a summer where children seem to be physical victims of gun violence in the city of Buffalo.

Earlier Incidents of gunfire in Buffalo are:
A 7-year-old girl was shot on Friday night in the Schiller Park neighborhood.

Three children between the ages of 5 and 9 were in a truck on Butler Avenue when it was fired upon by unknown shooter. The shooting killed their mother, who was driving the truck.

A 17-month-old boy died along with his grandmother, both among four people shot July 2 in the city’s Fruit Belt neighborhood.

In May, a four-year-old girl was hit in the back of the head on LaSalle Avenue, while with her mother inside a car that took fire.

“Even back in the day, we had gangs, but it wasn’t like it is now,” said Bishop Perry Davis of the Stop the Violence Foundation. “There wasn’t as many guns on the streets as there are now. We need to really step up our game for protecting our kids.”

City leaders and activists alike say the hardest part of these crimes is getting people in the community to come forward and tell police what they know. According to reports, over 20 people have been killed in Buffalo since the beginning of June, with a total of 36 homicides in the city so far this year. A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office says they’ve charged people in nine of the homicides this year. That means 75 percent of the cases remain unsolved and the victim’s family still waiting for justice.

“As a police department, we can do so much,” said Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. “We can be close to solving a case and just a little tip can be close to solving a case.”

“Hopefully out of these initiatives that we’re doing here, we can get information that can help solve some of the crimes that are being committed in these neighborhoods,” he said.


Organized crime has long been associated with Buffalo, New York. Buffalo’s crime figure is considerably high than the national average. The crime like murders, robberies, rape, gun violence and assaults remain commonplace.

Buffalo police have concentrated on getting illegal guns off the streets. According to Mayor Byron W. Brown, the city has collected over 16,000 guns. Violent gangs such as the Black Spades, Westies, Bloods, Crips, MS-13 and many Chinese gangs influenced crime in the city.

Most of the victims of gun violence in the city of Buffalo are youths under 20. It is imperative for Law Enforcement agencies to retaliate the gun violence as several innocent people are in danger.

The immediate challenge for law enforcement is to gather valuable knowledge that can help them identify these anonymous shooters and arrest the members of these organized crimes. The conventional methods of investigation are not sufficient for this case. Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood said, “We can be close to solving a case just by an accurate tip.”

The security of the citizen is highly endangered. This case becomes a real challenge for the Buffalo’s law enforcement. It is only imperative that law enforcement agencies upgrade their methods and strategy in a war against such hideous crimes. So which innovative technological solution can swiftly provide almost 100% successful results and accurate intelligence?

Why iCognative?

Brainwave Science’s iCognative is a dynamic security solution uniquely suited for agencies seeking to strengthen or upgrade from traditional investigative practices. iCognative technology by Brainwave Science is a state-of-the-art, contemporary innovative forensic technology that can offer a solution to the gun violence problems in Buffalo. This technology’s purpose is to support law enforcement personnel with different levels of security challenges in their efforts to protect citizens and help provide justice.

The leading advantage of the technology lies in its exceptional capability to distinguish between innocents and perpetrators by detecting concealed or suppressed information in the brain. Buffalo Police Department can utilize the technology to achieve 99.9% accurate intelligence as the suspect’s real connections to criminal networks, what information they know and if they’re hiding other relevant intelligence. To do that, a iCognative test case needs to be built, with both known and confidential information about this case (only known to the perpetrator and investigator), is input into the system. For example, information such as the types of guns used, location of shootings, link to the target, details about illegal weapons, gang connections. This information, used as stimuli in the form of words, phrases or pictures, depending on its availability, will be flashed to the suspect on a digital monitor. iCognative system collects brain responses to each stimulus and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by automated proprietary algorithms in software  and determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information under question is present or absent in the brain of the suspect, in one click.

Once the iCognative test is conducted, it can provide important missing links required to identify the perpetrator/s, eradicating gang violence and protecting unlimited innocents. It is a life-saving technology for potential future victims of such horrifying crimes.



Spectrum Local News

Image Source