Monday, September 23

Letter to the editor: Public perception of predictive policing is wrong, it can help reduce crime

This post was updated May 21 at 11:28 a.m. Dear Editor, Earlier this month, Opinion columnist Lena Nguyen criticized the character and reputation of my colleague, Jeffrey Brantingham, an anthropology professor, in an Opinion column titled “Predictive policing algorithm perpetuates racial profiling by LAPD.” The piece maligned the nature of his work and contributions to the public – joining other attacks on his work in the past few weeks. Read more...