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OPINION: What’s the Life of a Gunshot Victim Worth?

January 15, 2024

The Chicago Defender, a leading African-American media outlet, published an op-ed authored by our own, Ralph Clark. In the piece, he argues that ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology saves lives by quickly alerting police and first responders to shootings, allowing them to locate and aid victims. “In the time that it has been deployed in Chicago, ShotSpotter has led police to locate hundreds of gunshot wound victims where there was no corresponding call to 911, Clark explains. … ShotSpotter saves lives.”