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You never give me your answers... You only give me your funny data

Photo – Iain Macmillan. Warnings about data analysis using examples from my experiences with police data - and the three things you need for data analysis.  Plus lots of Abbey Road references.    ********************************************************************************************* Disclaimer: All of the ideas expressed in this article are my personal statements and opinions, and do not reflect the opinions/statements of the City of Urbana. ********************************************************************************************* Getting injected into the Police data discussion has been fascinating.  I started as a City IT Director 7 months before the summer of 2014 exploded, with the deaths of Eric Garner (New York) and Michael Brown (Ferguson). As fits a progressive City, Urbana’s Traffic Stop Data Task Force was slightly ahead of the curve, convening for the