Terry Traffic Stops can lead to several outcomes but can machine learning answer what factors generally lead to an arrest?

Introduction

In 1968, the supreme court ruled in Terry v. Ohio that an officer can stop and search (better known by some states as stop and frisk) a person if the officer had reasonable suspicion as to their activity (the court does actually differentiate between reasonable suspicion and mere suspicion). Thus, Terry Stops were born. Terry Stops do further extend to traffic stops as well and officers are able to search vehicles on the same premise. …

Part 1 of 2 — Linear Regression

Warning

This model and the accompanying research is strictly for research purposes and should NOT be used in lieu of speaking to a health professional regarding nutritional, fitness, and lifestyle changes

Intro

Many people have complicated relationships with their bodies and their weight. As someone, who has worked as a professional personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and health club manager, I am sensitive to this and intend on approaching this topic with the utmost sensitivity. This blog post is part 1 of a 2 part series of utilizing high quality models to look at the…

Golden Rice is a special form of genetically modified grain designed to have high levels of Vitamin A in order to combat the numerous number of diseases that arise in poverty stricken countries from Vitamin A deficiency

World Hunger Isn’t Purely Caused By Lack of Agricultural Resources

World Hunger has never been an easy question to tackle. Poverty, uneven distribution of resources, and lack of foods high in nutritional value are some of the biggest impactors that drive higher levels of hunger and malnutrition. Yet, world hunger doesn’t exist because the global food stores are scarce. According to the reports from the United Nations, the world’s current production of grains and other foods are sufficient to provide at least 4.3 pounds of food per person per day.

The Rise in Hate Crimes

Over the past few years, hate crimes have been steadily on the rise. A look at the FBI’s database of hate crimes from 1996–2019 (as of the publishing of this post, the 2020 statistics have yet to be published) reveals that up until recently, we were enjoying a pretty steady drop in the total number of known hate crime offenders and victims (this doesn’t necessarily mean that there was less racial prejudice in America but we can certainly claim that there were less reported acts of prejudice).

Outside of a dramatic rise after 9/11, the number of hate crime offenders and victims was steadily dropping until 2014

A look at the graph above reveals that even with a large spike…

Christopher Delacruz

Chris de la Cruz is a guacamole-eating and fitness-loving data scientist, actor, freestyler, and beatboxer (under the moniker MC Lightbulb)

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