Opinion: ShotSpotter profits off fears of gun violence

Every Detroiter deserves to feel safe. But this charade of security theater is not the way to do it.

By Rebecca Smith

Many Detroiters were shocked and appalled last Thursday when, during a community meeting, city officials and the Detroit Police Department set up cardboard tombstones as a promotional stunt to generate support for the proposed expansion of the ShotSpotter program. Every Detroiter deserves to feel safe...

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