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  1. Gwen at |

    Science has come a very long way in being able to finger a criminal. There will still be crimes that are not solved but it makes me very happy to know that a lot of them are going to be solved on what used to be flimsy evidence. My sister in the UK is making a database of shoe prints and it is really helping capture criminals. She is a forensic specialist and is in high demand. I am damn pround of her! Helping the police capture dastardly criminals with what used to be overlooked evidence.

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  2. Jimbo at |

    Eye witnesses brought us eye gouging and murder. Car alarms brought us car jackings. Electronic money brought us killing the victim before they can freeze the accounts and also removing an eye witness. Raising kid nappings to death penalty seems like a surefire way of never seeing the child again. The arms race continues…
    Much like the TSA, for every 100 million spent on prevention and detection, a new $100, or worse, FREE solution is discovered.
    Today we have a list of 10 things of which most will require training, a whole new pile of tech and a whole IT backend to support. Tax money hard at work. My argument is that it will not prevent crime, only change the way crimes are solved and alter the way future crimes are commited.
    10. plate recognition – Swap plates. duh. Kids are already doing this to avoid the red light cameras and worse – to frame their enemies. When was the last time you verified your car has the correct license plates?
    9. brain fingerprint – worse than a lie detector. how is a baseline established? Hypnotic triggers can prepoison this one. Confessions from the perp are easy when you have intimidating tech. How many people fight radar tickets even when they know they were legal? There’s an old case in the US where a perp confessed while a copy machine was producing “you are lying” ‘reports’ every time the cop pressed the button….
    8.Shoe fingerprints – I realize that a crime of passion will likely occur while you are wearing your own shoes… but for all this money on development we will simply set a precedent that the shoes, even without blood on them need to disappear.
    7. Shot spotting – great – so we can coroberate the physical evidence that a gun was used to insert the bullets into the victim’s body. I wonder if crossbows can be pimped enough to earn street cred.
    6. Plant DNA – There must be a better use for this. I know women who would buy the device in order to expose that another woman’s designer fashions were from the flea market.
    5. 3D – I am only concerned with the misuse and unjustified faith juries have in computers.
    4. Property Marking – I’ve been burglarized and robbed… Still, this is gross. Especially if it is black light reactive. – that watch may be expensive but you aren’t getting laid in a club with glowing crap splattered across your jewely. ewwww.
    3.Vehicle slowdown – Aside from the fears of ‘bad people’ being able to crack the system and wreak havoc on a tremendous scale, I don’t like the idea of big brother having the power to enforce a state of emergency in this capacity.
    2. Body odor – I have many canine friends but I could not cull a life based on their testimony. Fear sniffers at airports are horrible idea as well.
    1. Vomit inducing flashlight – I’ll drop this into the ‘great legal weapons for use on civilians’ along with pepper spray, heat guns, sound cannons, fire hoses, teargas, and rubber bullets. Sure, they work but for what cause? It enables the people with power to stiffle changes that won’t happen until the cause rises to a level that is worth dying for. Is that good? No, IMHO. I know I sound like one who types while wearing a tinfoil hat but that is in our ‘it could never happen here’ country… These techs will be sold to almost any country that wants them. Even Nokia’s ‘legal’ cell phone scan and jam equipment was ‘legally’ sold to Iran.
    Okay, sleep meds kicking in – Sorry for the rant… no time to spell check and you’ll have to google for citations… Goodnight :-)

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  3. Kennypo65 at |

    George Orwell may well have been a prophet. I agree with Jimbo that these are all just means for the "Haves" to control the "Have-nots" and in the end will do very little to stop crime.

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  4. Mike at |

    for the first time in my internet life have I seen such insightful replies, George Orwell warned us years before, but then most people don't read, they watch CNN. I like this site, it goes into book marks.

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  5. Savant at |

    Any new development or product that comes along, for the police, I personally hate to see. I was peppered in my sleep for years and years. This occurred in my own home, it was done by the neighbor across the street. He had sky lights installed in the roof of his home and from one on the back side of the crest of the roof, he would shoot "Pepperballs" at the roof of my home. Bullets and Pepperballs will not shoot around corners, however Pepperballs, have a rather steep arc for trajectory, and can literally shoot around a corner when that corner is in a vertical position to the line of fire.

    In other words my neighbor could shoot Pepperballs over the roof of his home, and have them impact on the roof of mine, without me being able to see him or photograph him doing this.

    With in the system in the United States, many people are harassed, or entrapped by engineered entrapment, with enough knowledge of the target and enough engineering nearly anyone can be entrapped.

    One of the things that is done in engineered entrapment is constant telephone surveillance for years, with no legal reason for this invasion of privacy, it is done to gather knowledge of how this person can be manipulated into committing a crime.

    Psychological entrapment or entrapment engineering are the same thing.

    America truly needs an adjusting court decision to establish the legal bounds for this sort of thing.

    Without any criminal behavior, I have been subjected to forty five years of undeserved attention or surveillance, after years of this surveillance I did do some thing that I should have not have, but as I said almost anyone can be entrapped with this sort of program.

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  6. chris p at |

    i bet there tracking traffic through cellphones… go here ! http://earnlotsofincome.yolasite.com

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  7. Common Sense Inquisitor at |

    Mankani,

    Great list, but there is huge grammatical error in #1.

    You said: “the Dazzler, emits LEDs that can have…” The interpretation is that the flashlight literally shoots LEDs.

    The correct sentence should read something like this: “the Dazzler, uses LEDs that emit light [pulses of light ?] that can have…”

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