The sick bubblegummer in me listens to this, and thinks, "shot spotter is there not to prevent, but to clean up the mess before the media gets there."
Now, if KC, MO PoPo respond 100% of the time to Shot Spotter, that thar is an easy way to create multiple diversions across the city to get the boyz out of the way so you can get down and do some real work.....
The shot spotter is one of this century’s greatest marketing ploys since P.T. Barnum promoted General Tom Thumb.
Seattle talked of installing the system as early as 2014 from a Federal grant, but by 2017 the council put the project on indefinite hold. Uncertainty delays ShotSpotter pilot - Capitol Hill Times
Bottom line, it has been proven over and over again across this country the system DOES NOT impede, nor prevent crime in those violence prone areas - predominantly in SES ethnic areas where installed.
Personnaly surprised the NAACP has not stopped installations since they are, as mentioned, installed in ethnic depressed areas.
Some dude was setting off bombs infrequently for years on the SW bank of the old Sellwood bridge.. there used to be one a them contraptions right mid-span for a very long time. I'm sure there's one there now. they're all overLight off a brick of firecrackers & Bob’s yer Uncle!
They are all over the Alki beach area + they are tied into the camera system.
In case you hadn't heard: Surveillance-cameras meeting Tuesday night at Alki Bathhouse
So not just in the ghetto's..
Who the FRU, a suggestion please look at the date of your cite, here let me help: MARCH 11, 2013 7:17 PM over five years olde.
However, 29 Jan 2018, quote:
Exactly five years ago today – thanks to reader questions about mysterious installations on utility poles – we broke the news of a city technology project that led to a citywide controversy: The Seattle Police Department procuring and installing surveillance cameras as part of a “wireless mesh” network, without advance notice to, or discussion with, the community.
The resulting uproar led to the cameras never being put into use, but they have remained in place on poles in West Seattle and elsewhere. UPDATE: Never-used Seattle Police surveillance cameras, wireless-mesh network being removed, starting today in West Seattle
Finally, shot spotter is not, repeat not, a visual camera centric system but only a audible sensor system, period.
Please do due diligence and check out the company’s site News & Events - ShotSpotter thus assuring yourself and while there review the locations. Why on earth would the LE agencies and the community leaders need or want any ‘me 2’ type of shot initiative audio surveillance in rich folk areas ?
Who the FRU, I do hope you listened to the Boston youtube, dated 2012...which mentions the equipment was installed two years eariler, 2010, approximately eight years ago and I shall presume you discerned as the announcers stated shot spotter ‘AND’ cameras...
As well as a foto of the acoustic sensor is shown in the 2018 Chicago fox news blurp as well as that pesky ‘AND’ cameras. Oh, btw Who the FRU, you did hear the Fox newscaster unequivocally state...installed in Chicago’s WORST neighbourhood?
As previously mentioned shot spotter is exclusively an auditory sensor component system - PERIOD! No cameras whatsoever associated with the shot spotter equipment.
Now if the community’s good leaders wish visual, then of course they contract out to another contractor to supply and install cameras, oh lookie, possibly in conjunction with the same location as the shot spotter sensors!