No hiding place for gunshots in Kansas City
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City soon will join more than 70 other towns across America with a new gunshot detection system called ShotSpotter.
About 3.55 square miles of Kansas City’s urban core — roughly along Troost Avenue in the Green Impact Zone — will get the system. Shots fired in that area will be picked by by sensors. The information then will travel electronically to the operations center of SST Inc., the California-based company that developed and markets it, according to today’s Kansas City Star.
It’s just a shame that people aren’t as behaved and as vigilant as they were 40 to 50 years ago. In our Facebook “friends” society, we have to depend more and more on technology to provide socialization skills instead of family, neighbors and face-to-face friends.
We took a wrong turn somewhere back, which with surveillance cameras everywhere, metal detectors, body scans and expected pat downs keeps taking us deeper into the domain of Big Brother. It should greatly disturb conservatives that SST Inc. is based on the “left coast.” Could there be a ShotSpotter in every neighborhood’s future?