NYPD tracking cell phones.http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/12/nyregion/new-york-police-dept-cellphone-tracking-stingrays.html?referer=
The police state is here and now.
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.
> Schoolcraft to receive $600,000 in compensation
Too bad he settled, and seemingly for so little. This needed more publicity.
At least 10 police forces there or more.
The mayor, whether it was Bloomberg or DeBlasio, does not seem to have them in hand.
..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.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]If you're not committed to anything, you're just taking up space.
Gregory Peck, Mirage (1965)[/center][/font][hr]
and Richard Nixon's.......
Tools are only good in the hands if honest people.
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.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen, Anthem (1992)[/center][/font][hr]
Cohen fan here.
I'm old, tired, cranky and have lost faith in the bureaucracy. I don't see justice for the poor.