[FoRK] looking for a secure dumbphone

Ken Meltsner meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Sun Jun 2 17:39:05 PDT 2013


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Bill Kearney <wkearney99 at hotmail.com>wrote:

> Pfft, given the locale, it's a surprise to hear the cops hadn't shot any
> innocent bystanders in the process.
>
> There's nothing to be done when someone behind the wheel feels compelled
> to put everyone else at risk by their actions.  The solution isn't to just
> 'not chase'.
>
>
Actually, it is.  Many municipalities have severely restricted the use of
high-speed chases, relying instead on nail strips and other ways to capture
criminals in flight.

It's not always effective, but there is strong support for "evidence-based
policing," even though this is at least as threatening to police egos as
evidence-based medicine has been to doctors'.

Ken


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