George Orwell

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’

FRESNO, Calif. — While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.

The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social- media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning.

  • Exile1981

    How very 1984 of them. I see it uses social media against you. This is one reason I avoid facebook.

  • Clausewitz

    The Progressive’s dream. Take the humanity out of everything so they can’t be blamed for their mistakes.

  • Maurice Miner

    I’m kinda thinking that this is not such a bad thing, under the forlorn hope that the software would be equally applied to Mohammedans and those of preferred pigmentation.

    However, I am equally certain that the software will only apply to YT, rather than be seen to “profile” undesirables.

    BTW, I’m an African American adherent of Islam who is a disabled transgender lesbian feminist.

    • “BTW, I’m an African American adherent of Islam who is a disabled transgender lesbian feminist.”
      You said nothing about being an adherent of the global climate cult — you are disqualified.

  • canminuteman

    I can guess where I would fall on that scale given my interests, and some of the comments that I have made in the past.

    • Exile1981

      I’m concerned the softwate will be used to justify knockless entry warrents.

      Or it will be used to hound those who don’t follow thecrest of the flock.

  • Dana Garcia

    I’m sure there is an Enemy of the State sub-category for those who reject the liberal diversity one-worlder paradigm.

    Being a regular Catfur reader probably rates a couple points.