This WAPO article was in the print edition of the Pilot this morning, but could not find it in the online version, thus the WAPO link.
The movie is MINORITY REPORT. Spielberg directed this action-thriller based on a Philip K. Dick short story. The basic premise is stopping murderers before they commit their crimes based on evidence from 3 “mediums” (for lack of a better description). The movies is set in 2054. 2024 ain’t that far off.
Because members of the military have to give up some of their rights as part of their service, the DARPA plan is relatively easy to implement. The idea appears to have some bipartisan support. However, I see a lot of potential 4th Amendment challenges to this. On the other hand, would this clear the CDC to investigate the epidemic of violence involving guns in this country as a health hazard? And I am curious as to where the NRA stands.
This line from the piece grabbed my attention: But studies of mass shooters have found that only a quarter or less have diagnosed mental illness. Researchers have noted a host of other factors that are more significant commonalities in mass shooters: a strong sense of grievance, desire for infamy, copycat study of other shooters, past domestic violence, narcissism and access to firearms. Experts note that those with severe mental illnesses are much more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators.” Kind of removes the mental health aspect from the equation, to a point.