SpotCrime Weekly Reads: violent crimes, opioid epidemic, drones, AI

Treating violence like a disease, calculating the cost of opioid overdoses, drones use AI to detect violence, Chicago under surveillance, and more..


80 arrested, 95 pounds of meth and 75 guns seized in largest drug bust initiative in recent history (Q13Fox)

Illegal activity at Worcester's Union Station has 'dropped dramatically' with new police precinct, chief says (MassLive)

DOJ Bulks Up D.C. Office to Prosecute Violent Crime (Washington City Paper)

How a Tiny Website Became the Police's Go-To Genealogy Database (The Atlantic)


6 killings in 7 days: Cincinnati's deadliest week in three years (

Where killings go unpunished: New WashPost probe allows others to access information (Poynter)

30,000 Cameras Can't Be Wrong: Chicago Banks On Surveillance To Solve Violence Problem (TechDirt)

Gun violence is a disease — has DC found a cure?(The Hill) see also Treating violence like a disease: Grand Rapids considers new approach (

Florida's Food-Stamp Crackdown Increased Arrests and Cost Money, Study Says (Miami New Times)

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought (TechCrunch) see also Atlanta police recovering from breach, ‘years’ of dashcam video lost (

How to Calculate What Opioid Overdoses Cost Government (


Crime fighting gets high-tech advances (Wired)

More data and surveillance are transforming justice systems (The Economist)

Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds (Engadget)

Pennsylvania Cops Try Out Weapon-Mounted Cameras (GovTech)


Mayors are touting tech, open data (


UT Reforms Successfully Reduced Prison Population, Data Shows (

Too Many Moms Are Stuck In Jail For Non-Violent Crimes (Scary Mommy)


Florida man charged in theft of zoo animals; 4 still missing (The Ledger)

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