Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Shots on the House

In today's Star, Brizzi writes a letter to the editor on a gun-shot detection device that was proposed by the Mayor in his State of the City address. I am in total agreement with both parties in that it is important to use technology to improve a city's ability to make everyone safer.

What I don't understand is where the money comes from for this hi-tech gadget and other pieces of equipment necessary to make it an effective tool. It seems like the money and man power required to get something like this running would be better spent on having a few more visible officers out on the street right now.

A study of other cities that use the system is probably the best bet. It would help us to find the best locations to place the machine, and the best layering of systems to make it create the safest city possible.

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