Philip K Dick's "The Minority Report" (novelette, conspiracy, free): Don't invite death; it might oblige!
And police here aren't the kind you're familiar with. These guys prosecute people for "precrimes" - crimes they're yet to commit! But it's sure that if left free, they will commit these crimes! This prediction is done using 3 "precog mutants" & some complicated machinery.
Now a band of military veterans have decided to get back their former glory...
Fact sheet.First published: Fantastic Universe, January 1956.
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Related: Stories of Philip K Dick.