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In 3 years, Chicago police have tripled their use of a secret, computerized “heat list.”

The list aims to predict who will be involved in future shootings. Its growing role in Chicago policing is a taste of what’s ahead.

David Robinson
May 26, 2016 · 6 min read

Basic questions still aren’t answered.

We learned one thing on Monday: Police are now channeling far more resources through this list than they were at first.

This remains a small number of people — but it’s a growing fraction of police resources, targeted by a computer the public doesn’t understand.

I’m not sure exactly what a “broad drug and gang raid” is, but it sure doesn’t sound a careful and specifically justified arrest of an individual who committed a particular crime.

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