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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:24 PM

NYPD tracking cell phones.

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The police state is here and now.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:45 PM

1. As a former NYer, I do not trust the NYPD to do the right thing.

 

I know a former NYPD officer. In his retirement years, he is attempting to publicize the sheer corruption of that organization. In particular, the grotesque salaries that "the white shirts" make.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:48 PM

2. Check out the village voice piece on the Schoolcraft tapes. It will blow your mind. n/t

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 03:54 AM

5. Damn! I just checked it out on Wikipedia.

 

> Schoolcraft to receive $600,000 in compensation

Too bad he settled, and seemingly for so little. This needed more publicity.

Thanks, X-man

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Response to earthshine (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:52 PM

3. Makes ya wonder who else is doing this?

Police or corporations spying on people.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 10:16 PM

4. Stingrays in force in DC for a while of course.

At least 10 police forces there or more.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 03:57 AM

6. We know from Occupy NY that the NYPD will spy for and protect Wall Street firms and banks.

 

The mayor, whether it was Bloomberg or DeBlasio, does not seem to have them in hand.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 08:16 AM

7. Orwell is scary.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 08:29 AM

8. You could have included a snippet.

 

..have been used by the New York Police Department on at least 1,000 occasions since 2008 in the course of investigating rapes, murders and other crimes, as well as in searches for missing people,...


IOW, it's likely used due to warrants for specific searches, an aspect the NYT didn't even bother addressing.
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Response to randome (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:08 AM

10. I'd like to hear Edward Snowden's thoughts.

and Richard Nixon's.......

Tools are only good in the hands if honest people.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:18 AM

11. Which is why we have this huge bureaucracy and multiple layers of accountability.

 

It's why we have judges who rule on the admissibility of things like this. All of it is designed to make the likelihood of dishonest people getting away with something less likely to occur. It isn't foolproof but then nothing is.
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Response to randome (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 12:26 PM

12. I like your Leonard Cohen quote.

Cohen fan here.

I'm old, tired, cranky and have lost faith in the bureaucracy. I don't see justice for the poor.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 09:43 AM

9. just another reason not to upgrade my flip phone to a smart phone

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