A Technologist’s Thoughts on Police Reform

I believe that in the routine performance of their duty — a traffic stop, when reporting a crime, when interacting at a police station, these folk should be treated with respect. I don’t believe the “ACAB” mentality, but I do believe there’s a broken system present. I don’t think tech is the full answer, either — but it’s the lens I have to see for improvements.

Rather than saying “Our government should do these things”, let’s instead say tomorrow, a flying saucer lands, and the aliens tell us “Unless you change a whole bunch of stuff to stop killing and maiming your own people, we’re going to vaporize you before you figure out how to pollute outer space with your nonsense.

And then we come to the real reason lots of people are writing about this: Police killing people with excessive force.

And then, there are how suspects are treated in custody…

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Gushi/Dan Mahoney is a sysadmin/network operator in Northern Washington, working for a global non-profit, as well as individually.

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