After having learned what Ushahidi is, it's interesting to see what would happen if Ushahidi would be toned down to things such as drug problems and not as radical as a hurricane or a tornado or any kind of large scale natural disaster.
My town, Welland, Ontario, is a plain town, but there isn't really any worry about large-scale disasters. The most recent one I can think of was 'White Death', or the enormous snow storm of 1977. The biggest problem in our town is drugs. It's actually the 3rd worst in all of Canada.
If we'd use Ushahidi, we'd be able to tag people, by texting Ushahidi if you think you see a drug deal or a strange activity, describing both people and on what street. Or the cell phone can send the GPS information. Then, Ushahidi could forward that message to the police, who can then track down and search them.
The use of 21th century technology combined with the legal can help reduce the drug problem in my town. If it gets worse, we'll have to find an alternate method.