New York Cops Announce Dubious Precrime Plan to Find Mass Shooters on the Internet

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‘New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has unveiled a precrime plan to find mass shooters before they strike.

“The techniques would include cyber-searches of language that mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet postings,” Kelly said in a statement, according to the New York Times. “The goal would be to identify the shooter in cyberspace, engage him there and intervene, possibly using an undercover to get close, and take him into custody or otherwise disrupt his plans.”

Paul. J. Browne, chief spokesman for the New York Police, said tactics include creating an algorithm that would search online “for terms used by active shooters in the past that may be an indicator of future intentions.”’

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