Big data research to prevent violence between police and protesters
hey everyone, i’m researching with a graduate student in the UC Berkeley sociology department on this big data project about police-protester violence and it’s really relevant and important (think: ferguson) and we need help to keep the project alive (like, pay our workers/data scientists) so we can get our findings out to the public ASAP (data re: patterns of context/micro-interactions that lead to peaceful vs violent outcomes, studying police- AND protester-initiated violence)
please check out our indiegogo campaign, facebook.com/decidingforce, and/or decidingforce.org for more information and feel free to ask me a lot of questions about it. we’ve done interviews with NPR and local californian radio stations, and are in contact with the SF Chronicle and New York Magazine about getting articles published. we need widespread attention (donations, signal boosts, connections to media outlets) so that our work can help prevent future violence like what we’re seeing in ferguson right now. thank you in advance for your attention and help.