Closer Look: Conversations on Safety From Local Neighborhoods to School Districts

(Left to right) Scott Jones, Acting Director of Electronic Frontiers Georgia; Sean Young, legal director of the ACLU of Georgia; Senator John Albers, represents District 56; and Major John Quigley, executive officer in APD's Strategy and Special Projects Division join today's "Closer Look" to talk about local safety.
(Left to right) Scott Jones, Acting Director of Electronic Frontiers Georgia; Sean Young, legal director of the ACLU of Georgia; Senator John Albers, represents District 56; and Major John Quigley, executive officer in APD's Strategy and Special Projects Division join today's "Closer Look" to talk about local safety.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Today is recognized as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The US Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as a “modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.” According to the United Nations, millions of women, men and children are trafficked globally, each year. Rose Scott gives a news brief on local events to recognize the awareness day including Delta Air Lines hosting its third annual #GetOnBoard Event, which will feature guest speakers, including Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to Delta, 71-percent of victims report begin trafficked to the US on an airplane.
  • 4:30: The Atlanta Police department recently started a pilot program using a new technology that employs sensors to detect the sound of gunshots, known as ShotSpotter. Major John Quigley, executive officer in APD’s Strategy and Special Projects Division, joins us in the studio to tell us more.
  • 24:16: While law enforcement considers whether ShotSpotter technology can help them in responding to crime, others have concerns about how the technology will be used. We hear more from Sean Young, legal director of the ACLU of Georgia and Scott Jones, Acting Director of Electronic Frontiers Georgia (EFGA).
  • 39:33: This Monday, lawmakers will head to the Capitol for the first day of this year’s legislative session. One issue to watch? School safety. Last session, legislators created a new study committee to study school safety. Today, chair of the committee, Senator John Albers, joins us to reveal what the study committee learned and share their recommendations.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.