[kag] Re: Snooping by satellite | CNET News.com

  • From: "Lloyd Baker" <binrat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 15:44:27 -0500

QUOTE: In short, I'm just jealous because I work behind a desk now and
wouldn't be able to play with the new GPS toys in the cruiser!!!     :)

Does this mean you want to use it for Geocaching? ; )

Binrat

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Koopman" <skoopman1@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:21 PM
Subject: [kag] Re: Snooping by satellite | CNET News.com


> Free Float,
>
> I agree with you...in part.  From a safety standpoint, in case an officer
is
> in need of assistance, or more practically, locating a 911 emergency
address
> to find the quickest route, it is a good thing.
>
> However, some of you would be amazed how much a police administration can
> treat front-line officers like children.  We often find it ironic that we
> are entrusted to handle life-and-death situations and carry a potentially
> lethal firearm, and yet if two officers decide to meet up for a few
minutes
> to talk about an incident they just responded to over coffee, you would
see
> their Sergeant writing them up or hounding their butts for such an
> "outrageous" move.
>
> Many officers face enough exterior stress from the job itself, and don't
> need interior stress coming from knowing the fact that their every move is
> being watched by the Sergeant at his desk, who may have nothing better to
do
> than cause grief.  I agree that an officer who is lazy or shirking his job
> should be held accountable, but believe me when I say, at least in the
city
> of Kingston, this is a rare occurrence.  We are normally too busy on our
12
> hour shifts (many times without a lunch break) to be afforded this luxury.
> This is a debate that won't come to a conclusion anytime soon.
>
> In short, I'm just jealous because I work behind a desk now and wouldn't
be
> able to play with the new GPS toys in the cruiser!!!     :)
>
> Koop
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kag-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kag-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of FreeFloat
> Sent: January 15, 2005 12:56 PM
> To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [kag] Re: Snooping by satellite | CNET News.com
>
> As far as I can see it, that can only be a good thing for officers.  Thos
> officers who don't want anyone to know where they are, probably shouldn't
go
>
> where they're going in that case.........
>
> FreeFloat
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Koopman" <skoopman1@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, 15 January, 2005 12:55
> Subject: [kag] Re: Snooping by satellite | CNET News.com
>
>
> None of you in Canada have to worry about police doing such action without
> an extremely onerous and long application for a warrant!
>
> If anything, it's the front-line officers that should be concerned, since
> just like the commercial truckers being tracked as mentioned in the
article,
> police administration will soon have the ability to keep tabs 24/7 on the
> uniformed officers' activities using GPS technology along with the laptops
> installed in the cruisers.
>
> Koopy
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gordon Campbell" <gordon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 5:16 PM
> Subject: [kag] Snooping by satellite | CNET News.com
>
>
> > Apparently, it's not illegal for the cops in the US to track whomever
they
> > wish using a GPS "bug". Without a warrant.
> > http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-5533560.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
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