Kesha’s devastating struggle is one that speaks to the much larger societal issue of victim shaming. The raped and sexually abused are often called liars, exaggerators, the causes of their own abuse. They are asked “Were you drinking?” or “What were you wearing?” Told to give it a name or forget it happened.
In the wake of much controversy, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that some police departments are in search of a way to improve relations with the communities in which they patrol. In an attempt to do just that, some are adopting technologies that offer predictive policing — software that analyzes crime data and dictates where crimes are likely to occur.