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E1117 The Next Unicorns E20: Citizen CEO Andrew Frame on creating a safer world through access to public data, reforming policing via transparency & more
This Week in Startups - Audio
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E1117 The Next Unicorns E20: Citizen CEO Andrew Frame on creating a safer world through access to public data, reforming policing via transparency & more

This Week in Startups - Audio

Andrew Frame, Jason Calacanis

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There was a scientific paper that basically called violence a contagious disease, and the reason that they were able to depict it as such is because if you're born in an area of heavy violence, there's almost no way to avoid it. You're either being a target or targeting somebody because you're being recruited to gangs, and you might have no choice because you have no family [or] you have no money. So, when you're in those areas, it's a contagious disease, and it's probably going to get to you.

'Cure Violence' Members Are Dispatched to Shootings to De-escalate Conflict

You don't always need somebody with a gun and a badge and handcuffs to respond probably to most of these 911 calls.

Most 911 Calls Don't Require a Cop With a Gun

We must restore trust between community and law enforcement. That is the only way forward, and we [Citizen] have been trying to do that since we launched in 2017.

How Has Citizen Improved Policing & Community-Police Relationships?
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