Stephen Starr, Bolts

Stephen Starr, Bolts

Stephen Starr is a freelance journalist and author of Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising. He lived in Syria from 2007 until February this year.


Why Dayton quit ShotSpotter, a surveillance tool many cities still embrace

By: - July 18, 2023

This article originally appeared in Bolts Magazine. Julio Mateo and other activists in Dayton, Ohio, tried for years to get police to ditch one of the most controversial trends in law enforcement surveillance technology. In 2019, the Dayton City Commission approved an initial $205,000 contract with ShotSpotter, a California-based company, to deploy microphones that listen for […]