Duram Council will move forward with cash-injection technology.

Last April A 13-year-old boy, Adam Toledo, was shot dead by a Chicago police shotgun. In fact, Bull City Council members have repeatedly called for the use of the Wind City and Schotspoter over the past week to discuss the budget deficit. A consensus will be reached by a four-thirds majority, and Duram will soon be notified when shots are detected and police will be notified throughout the city.

Initially, Shot Spotter will come to Durham as a pilot program, with a free three-month budget for the next fiscal year, and $ 197,500 for the next nine months. The council assesses whether the pilot continues.

Councilor Mark-Anthony Middleton said many low-income, gun-toting neighborhoods and partners such as NC Central University were in favor of bringing ShotSpotter to Durham. The technology emphasizes that it is an opportunity for a data-saving pilot program to save lives in communities that are not fully aware of gun violence, although they no longer call police during shootings.

Members of the Middleton Coalition said, “This is mainly for me. It’s a bonus if we can get rid of multiple shots off the road by connecting certain points in. But most of all, there is an exchange of gunfire. God bless our city. Someone was beaten and lying on the road bleeding.

Councilor Gillian Johnson, citing Toledo’s murder, said she was re-evaluating the use of the Chicago shot spot and said she was “deeply concerned” about bringing the technology to Durham, according to a new study on such incidents and the use of such technologies in American cities. She, in a statement issued this week, said: In 2019, as he plans to use older cameras, he is pushing for more contact with Durham residents and communities. For police officers.

“Whether or not this technology is meaningful to Duram, there is a wide range of opinions as to what it means for police response hours, even if the technology works for its intended purpose or not.” Race said. “And there are a lot of questions.”

Councilor Javiera Cabalero, a former Chicago resident, was adamant about bringing ShotSpotter to Durham. β€œHe spent a lot of money,” says Chicago. [of money] “Police and other tactics and gun attacks have not diminished,” Caballero said.

“There is a lot of evidence that is not good technology,” Cabalero said. “it is [owned by] A private corporation that makes money and pays for fear.

“There are other ways to achieve real community security,” Cabalero added. “They are strong and we all know that we will fall again and again until we do something to control the guns in this country.”

Council members Leonardo Williams and Middleton pushed for a community engagement with Rice, Johnson and Caballero.

β€œI don’t think we have much time to listen anymore,” Williams said. “We have listened a lot. We have done research, we have done research … This is one of the major issues, public safety.

Middleton tells the story of Toldon’s murder from his time in Brooklyn during the outbreak.

“One morning I woke up and I was walking in Coffee Park and I remember there was a body,” he said. “We heard gunshots. We did not call the police, but one person was killed, one was shot and bled at night, because no one came. This is not about a violent crime. .

By the end of the discussion, it was clear to everyone – elections will have consequences, and this has led to dramatic changes in the approach of the police and public safety among the majority of councilors.

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