In addition to what @T_E_D_ noted, this is only triggered at the time someone pushes a button indicating they want to report a crime or suspicious activity. That’s the key, that’s why this works – because it is triggered at the exact time people are thinking about this stuff. On top of that, it looks to me like the first dialog is a one time only policy notification, so you’d see that once per user. Unless you are “constantly” reporting crimes or suspicious people in the neighborhood, I don’t think anyone would consider this “constantly reinforcing” in normal use.
I understand your point, but I’m not sure you are comparing apples to apples.
What are the odds that a random black person, standing in front of you on your doorstep, and knocking on your door, is going to murder you right now? Now compare that with the odds of a 65 year old person looking at a black person knocking on their door, and harboring racist views toward that person?
One of these things is four orders of magnitude more likely than the other. 10, 100, 1000, 10000. That seems about right.
Also, a murder is a murder. It’s a terrible thing. But it’s incredibly rare relative to the overall population, it affects a small number of people, and it is and a crime that you’ll go to jail for. Homicides are also currently at a 51 year low. Voting based on racist / bigoted opinions, on the other hand, is not rare at all, something we actively encourage in a democratic society, and can lead to systemic injustices that affect millions of fellow citizens.
I disagree. If a person of color is not reported as “suspicious” at all, the police won’t show up. If the police don’t show up, there is no opportunity for the police to accidentally shoot and kill anyone. There was a 50% measured drop in reports with this change, so to say “software has zero impact on” is completely incorrect in this specific case.
I agree with you that the larger problem in the US is how quickly police escalate to guns in handling situations. I would love it if firearms were not the first, second, or even third thing police used to resolve and/or escalate situations.