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(MSNBC)   Rosco P. Coltrane to scan the irises of everybody pulled over in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina   ( msnbc.msn.com) divider line
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2006-07-19 11:17:34 AM  
www.pbs.org

Viddy well, my droogs, viddy well.

/First thing I thought of
 
2006-07-19 11:30:58 AM  
How are we losing all these sex offenders, anyway?

Aren't we supposed to be keeping track of their every move?
 
2006-07-19 11:33:08 AM  
Submitter thinks it's stupid to track sex offenders?
 
2006-07-19 11:37:26 AM  
Just sex offenders?

I guess ole Roscoe is finally gonna get "THEM DUKE BOYS"

/ge ge ge
 
2006-07-19 02:46:31 PM  
so wait, they have everyone's iris data stored on a computer somewhere?

/DRTFA
 
2006-07-19 02:47:35 PM  
For SORIS to succeed, of course, counties nationwide will have to sign up. Though the technology was unveiled only a few weeks ago, many have already expressed interest, says BI2 CEO Sean Mullin.

He added, "they were all like, 'is this iris thingy gonna make us a boatload of money like them red light cameras?'"
 
2006-07-19 02:47:44 PM  
mryoop789

Submitter thinks it's stupid to track sex offenders?

It's more like, "Everyone is a suspect. Look into this machine and prove you are innocent."
 
2006-07-19 02:48:06 PM  
Mecklenburg county, NC= Charlotte, NC, its not exactlky what I'd call Hazzard.........
 
2006-07-19 02:48:35 PM  
I'm gonna stick around here until the inevitable ACLU bashing begins.
 
2006-07-19 02:48:42 PM  
I'll just rip my eyes out to show them!
We'll see who gets the last laugh!

/haha
//oh shiat I can't see!
 
2006-07-19 02:49:09 PM  
Has to be said again...


GE GE GE or

CU CU CU
 
2006-07-19 02:49:51 PM  
mryoop789

The problem is to find these "sex offenders" they have to scan everyone they pull over. And you know they are going to save every scan.

So now we have a growing database to track everyone (managed by a private company).

/big brother didnt even have this sh*t
 
2006-07-19 02:50:38 PM  
Replace "scan the irises of" with "fingerprint" and I think people will see more clearly how stupid this is.
 
2006-07-19 02:51:34 PM  
I thought it was "gyu,gyu,gyu"

/ I liked Enos better
 
2006-07-19 02:52:24 PM  
mryoop789:
Submitter thinks it's stupid to track sex offenders?

mryoop789 thinks all people pulled over are sex offenders?

\Roscoe don't work here.
\\Hazzard County is in Georgia.
 
2006-07-19 02:52:53 PM  
I must have missed the part in the article where it said "everyone pulled over".
 
2006-07-19 02:52:56 PM  
i1.tinypic.com
 
2006-07-19 02:54:28 PM  
Holy SHIAT! I LIVE in Meck. Co. and that strikes me as nothing more than IDing everyone living in--or passing through--the place. What's next, passengers? It's going to feel like a police state.

Yeah--we'll track the sex offenders. That's (with) the ticket.

Lame, lame, lame.

/is an attorney.
//running for the statute to review
 
2006-07-19 02:55:39 PM  
And once his deputies get soon-to-be-offered PDA devices that connect to the system, they plan to scan the irises of people they pull over and suspect of having committed a crime.

/Mecklenburg Co. is one farked up place
 
2006-07-19 02:56:06 PM  
mryoop789:Submitter thinks it's stupid to track sex offenders?

Of course: this is for sex offenders. Never mind that in order to be effective, the police would have to scan the retinas of every person they encounter. ...but it's to find sex offenders -- you couldn't oppose that, right? Think of the children! ...and you can be sure that your Government will never abuse or misuse the gigantic database of personally-identifying information. After all, look at their spotless-record of protecting privacy!

/ thinks every citizen should be tattooed with a bar code and implanted with an RFID chip
// to catch sex offenders and protect the children, of course...
 
2006-07-19 02:57:15 PM  
rubinium.org

Weak.... hail xenu.

/couldnt resist
 
2006-07-19 02:57:54 PM  
As long as they finish 485, they can do whatever the hell they want to do to us...
 
2006-07-19 02:58:19 PM  
I thought that said "scan sex offenders' penises."

Now there's an idea!
 
2006-07-19 02:58:24 PM  
Think about it more like this:

1) Only speeders get scanned
2) Not all sex offenders speed
3) Therefore more scanning is needed.

Next logical step? Scanners on every door, window, and slushie machine.
 
2006-07-19 02:58:27 PM  
jshine: / thinks every citizen should be tattooed with a bar code and implanted with an RFID chip
// to catch sex offenders and protect the children, of course...


Don't forget those seniors who get the wanderin' jones!
 
2006-07-19 02:58:46 PM  
YouPeopleAreCrazy: It's more like, "Everyone is a suspect. Look into this machine and prove you are innocent."

I second that. Thats the way the law is. You are all guilty until the cop says otherwise. So please head on down to your local cop station and be anal/vaginal strip searched and fingerprinted and leave a dna sample on the way out. Do this daily to prove your innocence. By the way. Digital drivers licences have your picture already entered into the crime data base.
 
2006-07-19 02:59:12 PM  
It has begun!

"It causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name."
 
2006-07-19 03:00:21 PM  
klatubaradanikto:I must have missed the part in the article where it said "everyone pulled over".

You must have... It's in there:

they plan to scan the irises of people they pull over and suspect of having committed a crime.

Of course, "crimes" will include:
1) speeding
2) illegal lane change
3) failing to stop for a stop sign
4) etc, etc...

All you have to do is translate from Politically-Acceptable Spin to English.

The only way for this type of operation to work is to scan through a lot of people at random -- by default, most of those searched will be ordinary people like you or I.
 
2006-07-19 03:00:28 PM  
I wonder how accurate these machines are.
 
2006-07-19 03:02:01 PM  
mryoop789

It's the easily decieved cock hats like yourself that enable the government to attach a label like sex offenders, murderers, crack dealers to ANYTHING they choose, until eventually I'm wearing a state mandated wireless camera attached to my forehead. I look at your ignorance the same way I have W's. It was cute before it was hurting people.

i4.photobucket.com
 
2006-07-19 03:03:35 PM  
Serious question here.
What if you tell the cop who stopped you for not signaling to shove his iris scanner up his ass?

Is this legal if you aren't placed under arrest?
Can cops fingerprint you roadside if you aren't placed under arrest?
 
2006-07-19 03:04:12 PM  
I'm probably one of the few Farkers here that doesn't like the idea of a national sex offender registry.

I knew a kid from my neighborhood who at 18 became a sex offender thanks to an overreacting mom of a 16 yr old. Good luck with the rest of your life kid.
 
2006-07-19 03:04:13 PM  
how about we just have a final solution to the pediphile question? Then the govt. can't try and use the predators as an excuse to implement Big Brother technology "for the children"........

Someone to acuse me of being Nazi for sugggesting someone should be killed(even though they beleive in abortion) in 5...4.... 3....2....
 
2006-07-19 03:05:09 PM  
If we were talking about only scanning people convicted of a crime, that would be fine... but we're talking about data mining and tracking from a population that is 99% not sex offenders in order to catch the 1% that is. I'm not sure where the privacy line is... the irises seem personal, yet I'm not sure where I would come down if it was something like (reasonably accurate) facial recognition software, where the arguement of a reasonable expectation of privacy would not be applicable (everyone in public can see your face, there is no reasonable expectation that people would avert their eyes).
 
2006-07-19 03:05:57 PM  
TheWizard: I'm probably one of the few Farkers here that doesn't like the idea of a national sex offender registry.

There are quite a few of us who oppose government-mandated scarlet letters. People either did their time or they didn't. If you want to change something, lobby for longer sentences for certain crimes.
 
2006-07-19 03:06:28 PM  
HOORAY EVERYONE LOVES TO GIVE UP BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS TO BE SAFE FROM SOMETHING THAT IS LESS LIKELY TO AFFECT THEM THAN BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING

Sex offender laws are so retarded. (Check this thread if you have to know why I think that way)
 
2006-07-19 03:08:10 PM  
Hey, is the North Carolina trifecta in play?

About time for an NC tag, I think.
 
2006-07-19 03:08:18 PM  
This guy's a moron. Trying to force criminals to give biometric info? Trying to force suspects to give biometric info? Slow down, buddy. Just wait until people voluntarily attach their info to their financials, to make the line quicker at the 7-11, and use that. Stick to the plan, and for god's sake stop attracting attention.
 
2006-07-19 03:09:06 PM  
The problem is, it becomes more and more likely that you will commit a 'crime'. What if you are just a suspect, do you really think they will purge your data from the system?

Good luck with that, my father just found out he had a drug conviction on his record. He also has the original court verdict that threw out those charges back in 1968.

Of course I believe they will purge the data. They are the government.
 
2006-07-19 03:09:18 PM  
Headline farked.

1. Hazzard Co. was (mythically) in Georgia

2. Article never mentions "everyone"

3. Idea isn't stupid, but the legalities are in question
 
2006-07-19 03:09:27 PM  
TheWizard

I'm probably one of the few Farkers here that doesn't like the idea of a national sex offender registry.

I knew a kid from my neighborhood who at 18 became a sex offender thanks to an overreacting mom of a 16 yr old. Good luck with the rest of your life kid.


"And that kid... grew up to be... TheWizard. And now you know the rest... of the story. This is Paul Harvey. Good day."

:-)
 
2006-07-19 03:10:56 PM  
Oldiron_79:how about we just have a final solution to the pediphile question? Then the govt. can't try and use the predators as an excuse to implement Big Brother technology "for the children"........

You answered your own question. The politicans love sex offenders. Like terrorists, they're a convenient target to justify all sorts of silly laws that would otherwise seem too draconain.

...because nothing is draconian enough for (INSERT GROUP HERE)!
 
2006-07-19 03:11:00 PM  
If you have nothing to hide, if you've committed no crime then you have nothing to worry about.

/not
 
2006-07-19 03:11:30 PM  
Continuing jshine's list of crimes:

Expired tag
No proof of insurance
Driving w/o headlights in rain or dark
Littering
Driving w/o a seatbelt
Driving a passenger with no seatbelt
DUI
DWB
Driving with a bumper sticker the cop does not like
Driving with expired emissions sticker
 
2006-07-19 03:12:51 PM  
Dear submitter, North Carolina =

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2006-07-19 03:13:38 PM  
2006-07-19 03:05:57 PM mediaho


TheWizard: I'm probably one of the few Farkers here that doesn't like the idea of a national sex offender registry.

There are quite a few of us who oppose government-mandated scarlet letters. People either did their time or they didn't. If you want to change something, lobby for longer sentences for certain crimes.


That is exactly how I feel. Whether or not I feel that the time someone did for a crime is irrelevant if they served the sentence. As I said before, that 18yr old charged with statutory rape of a 16 yr old has had his life practically ruined thanks to this system.
 
2006-07-19 03:14:02 PM  
Headline not farked.

1. Hazzard Co. not mentioned.
2. "Roscoe P. Coltrane" is an obvious euphemism*
3. Idea is stupid because the legalities are highly questionable.
 
2006-07-19 03:14:58 PM  
2006-07-19 03:09:27 PM Englebert Slaptyback


TheWizard

I'm probably one of the few Farkers here that doesn't like the idea of a national sex offender registry.

I knew a kid from my neighborhood who at 18 became a sex offender thanks to an overreacting mom of a 16 yr old. Good luck with the rest of your life kid.

"And that kid... grew up to be... TheWizard. And now you know the rest... of the story. This is Paul Harvey. Good day."

:-)


Thankfully not. I would not be able to work at my job if I were.
 
2006-07-19 03:15:20 PM  
Amen, skyfrog
 
2006-07-19 03:15:57 PM  
TheWizard: Of course I believe they will purge the data. They are the government.

Exactly. When did "We're From the Government and We're Here to Help You" go from being a joke used by the GOP to criticize the opposition to actual policy that they follow?
 
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