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Old 10-12-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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City Council approves multiple rezoning requests - Daily Reflector

“Unanimous approved an agreement with ShotSpotter, a company whose use of computerized sensors will allow Greenville police to pinpoint the location of gunshots before someone calls to report the sound.
The program’s three-year cost is about $615,000 and the city will share the cost with East Carolina University, Vidant Foundation, Greenville Housing Authority and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.
Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said the program, which he said will combat gun violence, will launch in early 2019.”

Not the best look for Greenville.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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I wasn't aware that Greenville had that much gun violence
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I wasn't aware that Greenville had that much gun violence
Gangs are a big issue in eastern NC. 3 other cities east of I-95 are already using ShotSpotter: Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Wilmington.

Goldsboro set theirs up in gang-ridden neighborhoods about a year ago where most of the shootings happen and I believe Rocky Mount and Wilmington did as well. Sounds like Greenville plans to do the same.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:48 AM
 
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City Council approves multiple rezoning requests - Daily Reflector

“Unanimous approved an agreement with ShotSpotter, a company whose use of computerized sensors will allow Greenville police to pinpoint the location of gunshots before someone calls to report the sound.
The program’s three-year cost is about $615,000 and the city will share the cost with East Carolina University, Vidant Foundation, Greenville Housing Authority and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.
Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said the program, which he said will combat gun violence, will launch in early 2019.”

Not the best look for Greenville.
Wilmington's had this for years. Its effective in that someone doesn't have to call and report for dispatchers to know that shots are fired. Its standard technology that most large cities use.

It should be effective in catching criminals.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Not the best look for Greenville.
I have no problem with the city getting ahead of a potential problem. When we moved here 12 years ago murder in Greenville was a regular headline in the news. Now it's getting to be a rarity. I'd like to keep it that way.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The saga continues...

Fire response draws criticism; chief responds - Daily Reflector
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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I have no problem with the city getting ahead of a potential problem. When we moved here 12 years ago murder in Greenville was a regular headline in the news. Now it's getting to be a rarity. I'd like to keep it that way.
To prove your point...

https://www.greenvillenc.gov/home/showdocument?id=16048

Shotspotter will likely help the city continue to lower the crime rate...criminals knowing you are tracking their discharging of firearms should reduce the number of discharges....which obviously makes a community safer. This technology is a good resource. And when they do discharge, their is more likelihood of catching that person because they are not reliant on a neighbor, bystander etc...that may or may not call the police because of threat of retaliation.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I have heard that the ECU Stident Services downtown has been put on hold due to lack of $$.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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To prove your point...

https://www.greenvillenc.gov/home/showdocument?id=16048

Shotspotter will likely help the city continue to lower the crime rate...criminals knowing you are tracking their discharging of firearms should reduce the number of discharges....which obviously makes a community safer. This technology is a good resource. And when they do discharge, their is more likelihood of catching that person because they are not reliant on a neighbor, bystander etc...that may or may not call the police because of threat of retaliation.
I donít have a problem with the system, I think itís great.

Itís just not the best headline that Greenville needs such a device.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Was anything ever done in regard to the study results?
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