Whadya think of the Minneapolis Police Department’s new ShotSpotters? Personally, I think they’re pretty awesome because they help locate shooting locations without violating anyone’s privacy. That’s pretty darn slick.
Minneapolis police Lt. Greg Reinhardt, who is in charge of the ShotSpotter effort, said the microphones were activated at 6 p.m. on Friday. At 1 a.m., shots were fired in the vicinity of 2500 Park Avenue S. “It worked very well. It worked exactly how we set it up,” Reinhardt said.
Police responded after the shots were recorded, a short pursuit ensued and a suspect with a gun was arrested, he said.
While the “if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about” arguments are taken a bit too far with some implementations of security cameras, phone tapping, and email monitoring, this is a case where you really have nothing to worry about if you aren’t discharging firearms within the city of Minneapolis.