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2012-07-10 11:57:50

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A program ominously named “PredPol” purports to predict crimes based on times and locations of previous crimes, along with sociological information about criminal behavior and patterns. PredPol has been beta-tested in the Santa Cruz, California police department for the past year, and in Los Angeles police precincts for the past six months. Results have been promising, reports Heather Kelly of CNN. Small red squares divide...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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