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Ground truthing the Chicago way . . .


So far this year, 4,334 people have been shot in Chicago: one person every two hours. Almost all the victims have been black. The police have shot 25 people, virtually all armed or otherwise dangerous — less than .6 percent of the total. That disparity between civilian and police shootings hasn’t stopped local Black Lives Matter activists from continuing to claim that it’s the cops who are the biggest threat facing Chicago’s young black men today. ~ NY Post (excerpt)

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Any influence, which destroys the individual, can also destroy the whole society.~Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D.


Ground truthing is used in scientific contexts to mean “the process of sending human experts to gather data in the field that either complements or disputes machine-learning algorithms and data collected by aerial surveillance, satellite radar, infrared imagery, or other intelligence gathering methods.” (Ground Truth  – Distilling knowledge effortlessly from collaborative human and algorithm engagement.)

“The Chicago way”

They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. ‘That’s the Chicago way!’  ~ The Untouchables (1987)

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‘The organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems,’ and ‘organizations must be based on many issues.’ The organizer ‘must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . .  An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.’ –Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.
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