Violent illicit networks represent a trillion-dollar problem that affects every society in the world and claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. For example, more than 50,000 people have died in the past five years as a result of the ongoing war in Mexico between rival drug cartels...
We think Google can help [combat these networks]. Eighteen months ago we launched Google Ideas with the belief that Google is in the unique position to explore the role that technology can play in tackling some of the toughest human challenges in the world. Our first area of focus was counter-radicalization; last year we convened the Summit Against Violent Extremism with former gang members, right-wing extremists, jihadists and militants as well as survivors of violent extremism. Among the many outcomes of the summit was a platform that we established as a one-stop shop for tackling violent extremism through formers and survivors.
Curious how the term Left-Wing Extremists couldn't make Google's short list, eh? At last check, the far left Occupy movement has been responsible for:
• 6,800 arrests
• $12 million in property damage
• 500 thefts and/or robberies
• more than a dozen rapes
• and three murders and a dozen deaths
I wonder how many crimes the Tea Party and other Constitutional Conservatives -- people who believe in America's founding principles -- have been responsible for?