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Botched Police Raids

2007-09-04 13:40:58.500078+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Because that thread on profiling and Marine language trainers has become a discussion of who it's reasonable to be afraid of, a map of botched paramilitary style police raids in the United States, compiled by Radley Balko.

And, as Radley's efforts in, among other situations, the Corey May case show, these are just the ones we know about.

[ related topics: Law Law Enforcement Community Maps and Mapping Archival ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-04 18:48:49.297495+00 by: ebradway

Ooohh... I missed that thread on the Marine language trainers - and it's a doozy! It'll take some time to catch up on it.

This map is cool in so many ways. It's based on Google Maps - which in my cartographic/spatial information trained mind screams: impermanent! Which is interesting because it's on the Cato Institutes's site. I'm sure they have a license for ArcView or MapPublisher, which can produce a much better thematic map (symbols other than push-pins) and yields a final, copyrightable work of IP.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-05 00:24:46.2615+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I think that the next step to a lot of analysis and dataviz software is a notion of "publish to web", and in some cases the size of the underlying reference data is large enough that perhaps "With Google Maps" is one of the publish options.