Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waaaaa!!!!! Boston's Finest Object to GPS Tracking of City Police Cars. Doughnut shops fear loss of business.

“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?”
File under "Good for thee but not for me."


Tom Baugh said...

From the first paragraph:

"As the result of new contract negotiations between the City of Boston and the Boston Police Department, ..."

NEGOTIATIONS? Why would the city have to negotiate at all? Shouldn't the city government, as the representatives of the people, merely tell the police what policies and procedures they are to follow?

Well, Virginia, this is because municipal police departments were created to "protect and serve", not you and I, but the entrenched interests of those areas, more or less as private security funded by the taxpayers. This article reveals much about the attitudes within most police departments about where their loyalties lie, even if only implicitly.

A city militia, on the other hand, would have no such conflict of interest or "us versus them" mentality.

Important lesson for how we must restructure our governments and civic life afterward.

Thanks for this article, Mike.


SWIFT said...

The actions of the Boston police, illegally going door to door doing house searches, after the Boston Marathon bombing, deserve whatever they get. They are oath breaking warts on the ass of society. Screw 'em!

Anonymous said...

Awwww. . . Poor babies.
Let's see now. . . .
="Good for thee, but not for me"
=Cass Sunstein would like it. The po-po's behavior is being "nudged" in the right direction.
(my favorite)
=If you're not doing anything wrong, what are you afraid of?

Anyone else want to dogpile on? Wide open

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

It would help dispatchers to know what cars were closest to the scene of an emergency. It would help locate a stolen cruiser or an incapacitated It might help to combat "cooping", which is a serious waste of resources. Many new vehicles are already equipped with GPS, data from which can be accessed with a warrant.