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View Diary: NYC Mayor: Bill de Blasio (D) Says CompStat Can Be Reprogrammed To Respect The Constitution (19 comments)

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  •  Sure, it's software, it can be modified. (3+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, bluedust, Vatexia

    Given that it's been adopted by a variety of cities and states for all kinds of applications, this kind of modification should be fairly trivial.

    •  Lets think about this for a minute: (0+ / 0-)

      Software can be modified, but the software is only as good as the data.  There has already been some suggestion that commanders try to game the data and data about constitutional violations is more easily gamable than data about crimes.

      •  Any data can be gamed. GIGO and all that. (0+ / 0-)

        You need to make sure you have the people in charge who want to use the stats to make progress.

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