Every 911 call made to Police with time and address (except domestic abuse)
Every 911 call made to Fire with time. Address included only for non-medical calls.
Every 911 call made to EMS.
Every parking ticket written.
GPS location of every bus every minute
Every user reported alert (jam, double parked car, pothole, accident) on Waze
Other City data including Permitting Detail, Entertainment Licenses, Licensing Board, Zoning
Data sets from the Boston Public Library, Big Belly, RunKeeper and ZipCar
via The Data You'll Get Your Hands On | HubHacks 2 | ChallengePost.
City of Boston data hub: link
In my last year of college I was getting a facial from her, and asking her about why she had originally come to the United States with her family about eight or ten years previously. She told me that she and her husband had been lawyers and political activists in Russia. They had fled the country after “something that her husband did.” Her daughter had recently been divorced at this time, and her daughter’s ex-husband had taken their child to Russia, refusing to return him. Finally the child was returned. When my mom asked Zubeidat how they had gotten the child back, she told her that “her [Zubeidat’s] husband was crazy” and everyone knew it. When he threatened the daughter’s ex-husband’s family, they returned the child. During this facial session she started quoting conspiracy theories, telling me that she thought 9-11 was purposefully created by the American government to make America hate muslims. “It’s real,” she said, “My son knows all about it. You can read on the internet.” I have to say I felt kind of scared and vulnerable when she said this, as I am distinctly American, and was lying practically naked in her living room.
via I’ve met the Boston Bombers – Fides.
These are humans that we’re dealing with.