Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pre-Crime-Punishment - a Reailty?

FLASHBACK - Rachel Maddow - May 2009 - Obama goes Two-Face on the Constitution ...

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Flash Forward ... 2010 ...
August 22nd - Software Predicts Criminal Behavior Program Helps Law Enforcement Determine Who Is Most Likely to Commit Crime
"Beginning several years ago, the researchers assembled a dataset of more than 60,000 various crimes, including homicides. Using an algorithm they developed, they found a subset of people much more likely to commit homicide when paroled or probated. Instead of finding one murderer in 100, the UPenn researchers could identify eight future murderers out of 100. "
August 24th - Pre-Crime Technology To Be Used In Washington D.C. Computers predict what crime will be committed where, by who and when
"Other forms of pre-crime technology in use or under development include surveillance cameras that can predict when a crime is about to occur and alert police, and even neurological brain scanners that can read people’s intentions before they act, thus
detecting whether or not a person has “hostile intent”.
It is not too far fetched to imagine all these forms of the technology being used together in the future by law enforcement bodies.
The British government has previously debated introducing pre-crime laws in the name of fighting terrorism. The idea was that suspects would be put on trial using MI5 or MI6 intelligence of an expected terror attack. This would be enough to convict if found to be true “on the balance of probabilities”, rather than “beyond reasonable doubt”.
The government even has plans to collect lifelong records on all residents starting at the age of five, in order to screen for those who might be more likely to commit crimes in the future."
Is it really all that hard to believe?
What great "generated crisis" should occur in the next couple of months to have Obama push this one through?

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