AI Video Gun Detection: Is ShotSpotter About to Be Obsolete?

I reckon the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system is a huge waste of money. TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor agrees — having seen the system’s lack of value in Afghanistan. Jeremy disagrees. No matter how you slice it, the audio-based system could soon be obsolete. From securitysales.com: Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) have designed a computer […]

The Trace: Pro-Police NRA Ad is ‘Divisive’

“The NRA released a divisive new video [below] timed to the one-year anniversary of the Dallas police shootings,” The Trace’s email blasts announces. “The minute-long spot, entitled ‘My Brother,’ is narrated by a sister of one of the fallen officers, who says, “While there are those in the media who paint our police as criminals […]

Brits Consider Arming Cops

“Police chiefs will consider the possibility of offering a gun to every frontline police officer in England and Wales, to counter the threat of a marauding terrorist attack,” theguardian.com reports. “A discussion paper on the subject has been drawn up for the next meeting of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), which wants to look at […]

Trying to Shoot Pitbull, LA Cops Hit and Kill Teen

“While trying to shoot a dog that had attacked an officer, deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office instead struck [ 17-year-old Amando] Garcia-Muro.” washintonpost.com reports. “Their bullets ricocheted off the driveway, authorities said, and one hit the teen’s chest. He later died at a hospital.” The LAPD issued the following statement: “Update #LASD […]

U.S. Monitors Solvent Trap Purchases, Shares the Data with Australia, Leads to Arrests

Australia has no Second Amendment, no Fourth Amendment, no Fifth Amendment, no First Amendment. There are only a few rights actually protected by the Australian constitution, and they are weakly protected. But what about ours? From smh.com.au: More than 80 illegally imported guns have been seized during raids across the country after a tip-off from US […]