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Feb. 14, 2022

ShotSpotter

ShotSpotter

Rising star Deanna Ortiz joins to talk about something we spend a stupid amount of tax dollars on in Chicago: ShotSpotter! It’s a national company, but the City of Chicago makes up nearly a quarter of its revenue. What are we spendin’ all that money on? This episode is sooo foolish, we talk about tech bros’ hubris, how good PR can change everything, and who from the company definitely got picked to be the fall guy. FUN STUFF! COMEDY PODCAST! Follow @DeannaOrtiz_ and @Crushes_podcast everywhere!!
Footnotes: 

Shot Spotter: Can a tech startup put a dent in violent crime? Ethan Walters, Wired Apr 1 2007
Interactive Map of where Shotspotters are in Chicago 
ShotSpotter FAQ
Could a controversial gun-surveillance system help tackle Toronto crime? Jeff Gray, 2016 Toronto Daily News
Gunshot detection technology raises concerns of bias and inaccuracy, Prince Shakur, Coda 2020
ShotSpotter Sensors Send SDPD Officers to False Alarms More Often Than Advertised, Kara Grant, Voices of San Diego 2020
Courtroom testimony reveals accuracy of SF gunshot sensors a ‘marketing’ ploy, Jonah Owen Lamb, San Francisco Examiner 2017
Impact of ShotSpotter Technology on Firearm Homicides and Arrests Among Large Metropolitan Counties: a Longitudinal Analysis, 1999–2016, Green, Dineen, Doucette, Shapiro, and Rassian 2021
A Partially Randomized Field Experiment on the Effect of an Acoustic Gunshot Detection System on Police Incident Reports, J. Experimental Criminology (2018)
Williams Case - Frye Motion
An American city’s struggle to police its police: Shots in the Dark, CHAPTER TWO | A HIGH-STAKES GA


Rising star Deanna Ortiz joins to talk about something we spend a stupid amount of tax dollars on in Chicago: ShotSpotter! It’s a national company, but the City of Chicago makes up nearly a quarter of its revenue. What are we spendin’ all that money on? This episode is sooo foolish, we talk about tech bros’ hubris, how good PR can change everything, and who from the company definitely got picked to be the fall guy. FUN STUFF! COMEDY PODCAST! Follow @DeannaOrtiz_ and @Crushes_podcast everywhere!!

Footnotes: 

  1. Shot Spotter: Can a tech startup put a dent in violent crime? Ethan Walters, Wired Apr 1 2007
  2. Interactive Map of where Shotspotters are in Chicago 
  3. ShotSpotter FAQ
  4. Could a controversial gun-surveillance system help tackle Toronto crime? Jeff Gray, 2016 Toronto Daily News
  5. Gunshot detection technology raises concerns of bias and inaccuracy, Prince Shakur, Coda 2020
  6. ShotSpotter Sensors Send SDPD Officers to False Alarms More Often Than Advertised, Kara Grant, Voices of San Diego 2020
  7. Courtroom testimony reveals accuracy of SF gunshot sensors a ‘marketing’ ploy, Jonah Owen Lamb, San Francisco Examiner 2017
  8. Impact of ShotSpotter Technology on Firearm Homicides and Arrests Among Large Metropolitan Counties: a Longitudinal Analysis, 1999–2016, Green, Dineen, Doucette, Shapiro, and Rassian 2021
  9. A Partially Randomized Field Experiment on the Effect of an Acoustic Gunshot Detection System on Police Incident Reports, J. Experimental Criminology (2018)
  10. Williams Case - Frye Motion
  11. An American city’s struggle to police its police: Shots in the Dark, CHAPTER TWO | A HIGH-STAKES GAMBLE, Reade Levinson and Lisa Girion, Reuters 2017
  12. ShotSpotter’s Public 10-K Form
  13. Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI, Todd Feathers, Vice 2021
  14. Cancel ShotSpotter Petition
  15. https://endpolicesurveillance.com/