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Chicago Newsroom 1/11/18 - Michael Wasney

Published on Jan 11, 2018

Ken Davis is joined by The South Side Weekly’s Michael Wasney, to discuss his recent article about the rapid adoption of high-tech policing in Chicago. Specifically, Wasney talks about ShotSpotter, a network of hundreds of pole-mounted microphones that “listen” for the sound of gunshots, then refer the co-ordinates through special cell-phones to police cars. The system currently covers about half of Chicago’s footprint. This is a very expensive enterprise, and it raises serious concerns about privacy and entrapment. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).