When you imagine the American police officer of the future, what do you see? In the 1980s, one police officer saw "supercops" - a highly trained force of professionals who had the most high-tech toys at their disposal and almost never killed people.
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Gun violence moves through a city the way a virus moves the body: predictably, but with uncanny precision. New research suggests "virus" patterns can be spotted and possibly help predict and even prevent shootings. But questions remain of whether this can be done ethically, and, most crucially, who can be trusted with this predictive technology.