Whatcha gonna do when we come for you?

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Meet the "Peakcemaker" ...

    Sun-Sentinel (29 Jan 2012): Police roll out video surveillance truck called The Peacemaker

     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Welcome to Amerika.
     
  3. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I wonder how long it will take for someone to take pot shots at that "piece" in such a way they dont know where it came from. It may be armored but i bet aM855 penatrator or a338LM round would cut through like buttah
     
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    >"People who are abiding by the law should have no problems with this," said Mandell. "People may feel that their privacy is being infringed on, but when you think about it, every day you walk down the street you are being watched by 20 to 30 cameras from private businesses and homes."

    If I had a nickel for every time I've heard law enforcement say 'if you aren't breaking the law you have nothing to worry about', or variations of that.

    This quote goes even farther though! They rationalize their latest type of surveillance by saying 'hey, you're already being surveilled, so what's the big deal?'

    wow
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    What offended me the most was the imagery: The bullies have descended from "to protect & serve" to "whatcha gonna do when we come for you?". That speaks volumes about their attitudes towards the communities they work in.
     
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Yeah, that is pretty shocking. And you're right, it speaks volumes.
     
  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I could do without that psyops quotation on the truck. Other than that, you have a high crime area which might justify a police presence. As long as this scarecrow doesn't use scanning technology illegal pursuant to the 4th Amendment, I wouldn't have a major beef with it.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    How about electronics to monitor local cell phones without a warrant?

    We don't know what all is is the truck, and I doubt it's bunks so they have a nice cool air-conditioned place to nap in the summer.
     
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  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    true, we don't. But monitoring phones without a warrant is illegal and I don't have reason to assume they would just break the law. But yeah, if this is anything other than a video feed, or anything other than an on-duty LEO would be authorized to do, I would be with you on this one.
     
  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Even a mere 6 months ago I'd be with you on this. After seeing the responses to OWS, however, and the passage of NDAA...I'm not so sure anymore.
     
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I didn't say it was out of the question or even unlikely. Just that I would not assume it, sans some evidence.
     
  12. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Ah, good point.
     
  13. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Yep. I've had it with the thug mentality that's taken over our government.
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Javelin. No launch plume, comes in from the top, morons will never see it coming.
     
  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Why not? They seem to have no problems breaking just about every other law around. And no consequences either. Thank Scalia and his "new professionalism" screed that has zero basis in reality.
     
  16. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Yeah but those are way beyond even class III reach. Suppressed Raufoss?
     

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