ABC News Crime Special Cites Outlet that Counts Self-Defense Shootings as Gun Violence

RugersGR8

Sharpshooter
Special Hen
Joined
Jun 20, 2005
Messages
22,183
Reaction score
20,937
Location
NW OK

Snattlerake

Sharpshooter
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Jan 19, 2019
Messages
11,523
Reaction score
13,607
Location
OKC
SHOTSPOTTER Evidence data changed to fit police investigation so they can persecute, ahh, prosecute man who dropped off gunshot victim at hospital.


The article points to a Chicago case in which prosecutors withdrew ShotSpotter evidence after public defenders claimed in a motion that ShotSpotter analysts overrode the results.

According to the assistant Cook County public defenders, Lisa Boughton and Brendan Max, a ShotSpotter analyst reclassified a sound deemed to be fireworks to conclude that it was a gunshot. Another analyst changed the location coordinates from 5700 South Lake Shore Drive to a location a mile away on South Stony Island Drive, their motion says.

“Right now, nobody outside of ShotSpotter has ever been able to look under the hood and audit this technology,” Manes told Vice’s Motherboard.

ShotSpotter has claimed accuracy ranging from 80% to 97%. ShotSpotters’ own employee, Paul Greene, told a San Francisco court in 2017 that its accuracy guarantee “was put together by our sales and marketing department, not our engineers.”

Hmmm, humans changing data to fit the police's investigation. Never happen?
 

Seadog

Sharpshooter
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Sep 22, 2009
Messages
3,197
Reaction score
2,106
Location
Boondocks
By definition, it is gun violence. Woul be interestin to break it down further into justified vs unjustified.
The FBI already did. There are over a million justifiable uses of firearms a year. Heck. May have been 2 million. Either way it far out weighs to 35,000 gun deaths a year. There is no way I can find where I saw that though. Was from a year or two back
 

RugersGR8

Sharpshooter
Special Hen
Joined
Jun 20, 2005
Messages
22,183
Reaction score
20,937
Location
NW OK
The FBI already did. There are over a million justifiable uses of firearms a year. Heck. May have been 2 million. Either way it far out weighs to 35,000 gun deaths a year. There is no way I can find where I saw that though. Was from a year or two back

IIRC, aren’t those the stats that the pro 2nd Amendment defender & author, John Lott, quotes numerous times when defeating leftist anti-gun rhetoric/propaganda/dogma?
 

ConstitutionCowboy

Sharpshooter
Special Hen
Joined
Jul 5, 2006
Messages
5,313
Reaction score
3,255
Location
Kingfisher County
The term "gun violence" is a complete and utter misnomer. There is no such thing as gun violence. It is just violence and should be accorded no more or no less attention than violence committed with any other tool or means. And, self defense is not violence. Self defense is an act to prevent or put a stop to an ongoing act of violence.

If the left or any other movement wishes to disarm the people, let them follow the required procedure in Article V in the Constitution. George Washington said it best during his farewell address:

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their
constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed
by an explicit and authentic act of the whole of the People, is sacredly obligatory upon all."

George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796.

If they meet with failure using the procedures in Article V, they'll have to take up arms if they want ours. It'll be 1776 all over again. We the People do not like dictators, tyrants, and despots and will not succumb to any rule other than the Constitution of the United States of America.

Woody
 

Seadog

Sharpshooter
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Sep 22, 2009
Messages
3,197
Reaction score
2,106
Location
Boondocks
IIRC, aren’t those the stats that the pro 2nd Amendment defender & author, John Lott, quotes numerous times when defeating leftist anti-gun rhetoric/propaganda/dogma?
Don’t recall. I believe it was linked with the FBI stats and probably only came out because Trump was in office.
 
Top Bottom