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The Crime Machine

I’m behind on my podcast listening (well, behind in everything tbh), but Reply All covered the flaws of CompStat, a data system originally employed by the NYPD to track crime and hold officers accountable: But some of these chiefs started to figure out, wait a minute, the person who’s in charge of actually keeping track of the crime in my neighborhood is me. And so if they couldn’t make crime...

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Why government sites are outdated and very much not fun to use

Government data sites are typically sluggish and a pain to use. So many forms. So slow. So much cruft in the way of what you really want. We went over this. Reply All, one of my favorite podcasts, talked to technologist Clay Johnson about why government sites are like this. It's not so much the people as it is the system that gets in the way of making things better....

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