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2011-04-25 10:45:44 AM
Actually TFA says the poor guy was NOT a perv, his 25 year old neighbor was.
 
2011-04-25 10:52:51 AM

MisterTweak: Actually TFA says the poor guy was NOT a perv, his 25 year old neighbor was.


I think subby was joking. Also, that's about a separate incident.
 
2011-04-25 11:02:11 AM
You are now connected to getinthevanIhavecandy
 
2011-04-25 11:04:03 AM
Is the correct take away here that the police burst in violently and someone could have been killed when they had no reason to believe anyone was in direct harm, or that police don't understand technology and have wildly abusive powers when the "children" might be involved.
 
2011-04-25 11:05:19 AM
Yeah might be better if the cops tap the WIFI signal to see who else is using it before charging anyone with a crime.
 
2011-04-25 11:05:50 AM
Is the correct take away here that the police burst in violently and someone could have been killed when they had no reason to believe anyone was in direct harm, or that police don't understand technology and have wildly abusive powers when the "children" might be involved.

The first one. Possible violence - police stay on perimeter, take no risks. Computer crime, dude with weed, etc - police barge in like the US Army does in Iraq.
 
2011-04-25 11:06:54 AM
When I was an undergrad, I worked at the University Library. One weekend, I went about my late shift (library was open 24 hrs) with journals to return to the shelves. In the back of one of the lesser used areas of the library, I noticed that a PC screen was on, which was weird at 2 am. When I went to see if the user was still logged in (naive me, gonna do a dummy a solid) I saw that the person who was there had been looking at kiddie pron. I reported it to the supervisor, but because my dumbass school allowed library users to log on anonymously (at that time) with "guest" and "password" they never found the guy.

Still creeps me out to think about it.
 
2011-04-25 11:07:28 AM
Password protected routers is why when I download child porn I break into peoples houses when they are on vacation, attach my own router to their network, down load all the porn I need onto a disposable lap top, and burn their house to the ground.

It is a full proof plan! I have not been caught yet. I am sorry that the last fire I set did burn that Mosque and Church. Do you think I'm going to hell for that one?
 
2011-04-25 11:07:45 AM
If all it took was a little detective work to find the real pervert, why not do that BEFORE kicking in someone's door and aiming guns at them?

Sometimes I think the cops don't mind making asses of themselves.
 
2011-04-25 11:09:54 AM
Stuff like this pisses me off.
 
2011-04-25 11:10:03 AM

PYROY: Sometimes I think the cops don't mind making asses of themselves.


The reason they sign up is to one day be allowed to kick in doors.
 
2011-04-25 11:10:06 AM
The moral of the story is this: if you are going to download child porn (or anything else illegal), make sure you leave your network unsecured, so that the police can't hold you accountable for it. Also, you might try stealing the neighbor's wifi and then you can sit back and L-O-L when they come to arrest him.

// my wife insists on calling it whiffy
/// whiff
 
2011-04-25 11:10:13 AM

Mr Guy: Is the correct take away here that the police burst in violently and someone could have been killed when they had no reason to believe anyone was in direct harm, or that police don't understand technology and have wildly abusive powers when the "children" might be involved.


So much THIS. Forensic analysis is good enough now days they don't have to bust in. A knock and quiet seizure is just fine. They'll still get the data they need for conviction if there is something bad going on.

Extra bonus, if it's the wrong place and you go into the wrong place QUIETLY and SAFELY, the guy who you ARE after won't get tipped off and get 24 hours to destroy evidence.

Stupid pigs again taking huge risks where none is needed.
 
2011-04-25 11:10:17 AM

Mr Guy: Is the correct take away here that the police burst in violently and someone could have been killed when they had no reason to believe anyone was in direct harm, or that police don't understand technology and have wildly abusive powers when the "children" might be involved.


static.tvtropes.org
 
2011-04-25 11:11:07 AM

TravisBickle62: Yeah might be better if the cops tap the WIFI signal to see who else is using it before charging anyone with a crime.



Sorry, but that would contradict the 'guilty until proven innocent" standard on which American justice is founded.
 
WGJ
2011-04-25 11:11:57 AM

Dwayne Bansey: When I was an undergrad, I worked at the University Library. One weekend, I went about my late shift (library was open 24 hrs) with journals to return to the shelves. In the back of one of the lesser used areas of the library, I noticed that a PC screen was on, which was weird at 2 am. When I went to see if the user was still logged in (naive me, gonna do a dummy a solid) I saw that the person who was there had been looking at kiddie pron. I reported it to the supervisor, but because my dumbass school allowed library users to log on anonymously (at that time) with "guest" and "password" they never found the guy.

Still creeps me out to think about it.


And you touched that keyboard and mouse.
 
2011-04-25 11:13:03 AM
I'm all for shooting (or, at least, threatening to shoot) kiddy diddlers at point-blank range, but the effect is somewhat lost when the cops are aiming at the wrong farking guy.

/Dumbass cops.
//Dumbass homeowner.
///Dumbass paedophile.
///Is there a single person in that article with an IQ over room temperature?
 
2011-04-25 11:14:24 AM
sites.google.com
 
2011-04-25 11:14:43 AM
So....can anyone tell me why this guy had his house broken into, was thrown onto the floor, and had automatic weapons pointed at his face? Are child molesters known to be heavily armed? Are paramilitary-style raids on unarmed suspected perverts really the best use of taxpayer dollars?

Can anyone tell me why the police had the technical know-how to track the supposed DL-ing of kiddie porn, but couldn't stand outside the guys house with a smart phone and check to see if his router was unsecured?

And I hate to drag petty politics into this, but can anyone tell me why the Teabaggers, who loudly proclaim that they just want government to "get off their backs", ever take this sort of thing up as a cause? They're much more likely to have this happen to them then run afoul of the EPA. So, the health care mandate is an abomination to freedom, but paramilitary-style raids where citizens and their dogs are routinely killed with no consequences to the shooting officer are just peachy? Tell you what: The chief of police is a socialist Kenyan Muslim usurper. There, now will you people address this?
 
2011-04-25 11:14:59 AM
Don't you have to put a password on your router now? The last one I installed, it wouldn't let me submit the page without putting a user and password first.

Kind of scary though. Most passwords aren't all that difficult to figure out; hate to think my neighbors could look at this shiat on my signal.
 
2011-04-25 11:16:03 AM
cdn0.knowyourmeme.com
 
2011-04-25 11:16:18 AM
ahh this guilty until proven innocent method is still being used i see
 
2011-04-25 11:16:44 AM
Hey we're cops. . . let's go point our guns at some guy and accuse him of really bad shiat without investigating the very real possibility that he's just stupid.

Cops -> Idiots
WiFi Noob -> Idiot
Neighbor -> Peeeedo
 
2011-04-25 11:16:55 AM
Remember, in Amerika, you are guilty unless you have enough money to prove yourself innocent.
 
2011-04-25 11:18:16 AM
So where the homeowner be if he had shot several of the Keystone cops when the broke in, before he realized they were law enforcement?

(Assuming he had a legal weapon in his home)
 
2011-04-25 11:18:52 AM
"You're a creep. . . . Just admit it," they said.

I wonder if that ever works.
 
2011-04-25 11:19:37 AM

Mr Guy: Is the correct take away here that the police burst in violently and someone could have been killed when they had no reason to believe anyone was in direct harm, or that police don't understand technology and have wildly abusive powers when the "children" might be involved.


Well, if you've seen To Catch a Predator(or whatever it's called) you see that the cops love to tackle the offender like Terry Tate. The only way they could be more violent is if they brought out a weapon
 
2011-04-25 11:19:54 AM

RTFA: So where the homeowner be if he had shot several of the Keystone cops when the broke in, before he realized they were law enforcement?

(Assuming he had a legal weapon in his home)


I think you know the answer to that.
 
2011-04-25 11:21:06 AM

Eric_PDX:
The moral of the story is this: if you are going to download child porn (or anything else illegal), make sure you leave your network unsecured, so that the police can't hold you accountable for it. Also, you might try stealing the neighbor's wifi and then you can sit back and L-O-L when they come to arrest him.

// my wife insists on calling it whiffy


"Whiffy" is an unusual euphemism for child pornography.
 
2011-04-25 11:21:32 AM
There are only 3 other WiFi networks in my area, so I make sure mine's locked down tight & even named it "PoliceVan2". Neighbors may not be pedos but at least I know they'll think twice about piggy-backing off my connection.
 
2011-04-25 11:21:36 AM

BillSmith70: Remember, in Amerika, you are guilty unless you have enough money to prove yourself innocent.


I don't think the court of public opinion is constrained by constitutional protections
 
2011-04-25 11:22:21 AM
I suppose the reason for the shock and awe treatment is to prevent the suspect from doing something to destroy the evidence of his evildoing--drug suspects from flushing the stash, computer criminals from shredding the disks. But I operate a wireless access point, and it's encrypted, but there are people who dedicate their lives to figuring out how to defeat such measures. I'd really hate to find myself face-down on my carpet, with a boot on my neck, and being accused of all sort and manner of vileness, loudly enough for my neighbors to hear, just because I didn't encrypt my WAP well enough.
 
2011-04-25 11:23:00 AM

skullkrusher: BillSmith70: Remember, in Amerika, you are guilty unless you have enough money to prove yourself innocent.

I don't think the court of public opinion is constrained by constitutional protections


Neither is the "justice" system.
 
2011-04-25 11:23:21 AM

jafiwam: So much THIS. Forensic analysis is good enough now days they don't have to bust in. A knock and quiet seizure is just fine. They'll still get the data they need for conviction if there is something bad going on.


They burst in like that for the same reason they bust down people's doors and shoot the crated family dog in the face during drug busts: evidence.

The problem is, if they're responsible and don't go ballistic, every now and then the perp may destroy evidence of their non-violent crime, and then the DA can't get his promotion by airing his "tough on crime" ads. Much better to just kick the door down, throw someone down the stairs, shove a gun in a kid's face, shoot the dog in the foot and then laugh about it on cop forums over a beer later that night.

/ cops in the U.S. are out of control
// using a no-knock or SWAT response on a non-violent suspect should be a felony
 
2011-04-25 11:24:43 AM

BillSmith70: skullkrusher: BillSmith70: Remember, in Amerika, you are guilty unless you have enough money to prove yourself innocent.

I don't think the court of public opinion is constrained by constitutional protections

Neither is the "justice" system.


hmmm
 
2011-04-25 11:25:29 AM
you can hack WPA easy in Linux now
 
2011-04-25 11:26:04 AM

ISubmittedThisYesterdayWithAMuchFunnierHeadline: "You're a creep. . . . Just admit it," they said.

I wonder if that ever works.


I admit it officer. Your wife loves ass to mouth
 
2011-04-25 11:26:53 AM
Routers do require a lot of diddling with so I can see how everyone got confused.
 
2011-04-25 11:27:28 AM

yeegrek: And I hate to drag petty politics into this, but can anyone tell me why the Teabaggers, who loudly proclaim that they just want government to "get off their backs", ever take this sort of thing up as a cause?


Are you kidding? The tea party is all about protecting pedophiles, so long as they're priests and ministers.
 
2011-04-25 11:27:50 AM

WindBreaker: I suppose the reason for the shock and awe treatment is to prevent the suspect from doing something to destroy the evidence of his evildoing


Cause raiding the guy next door, who you've stealing the intertubes from would never alert you that somebody noticed your activities.

It is starting to look like the PoPo spends a lot of time trying to figure out how to use maximum force for every occasion and then more time justifying their actions to a logic/reason deprived populace.
 
2011-04-25 11:31:45 AM
come on that guy was guilty of something. Maybe not kiddie porn but he's done something. Just take it as a warning chief.
 
2011-04-25 11:32:31 AM

yeegrek: And I hate to drag petty politics into this, but can anyone tell me why the Teabaggers, who loudly proclaim that they just want government to "get off their backs", ever take this sort of thing up as a cause?


static.tvtropes.org

Anyone who tries to loosen CP laws would be seen as being "light on kiddie-diddlers". Lock 'em up forever, stigmatize them w/Megan's Law, lobby for chemical castration, whatever--Teabaggers ignore civil rights when it comes to their farked-up logic. Look at their abortion stance--they want to make it as difficult as possible, if not criminalizing it again, but are perfectly okay with denying children healthcare. I guess the above pic should be recaptioned as, "Think of the children--as long as I don't have to pay for it".
 
2011-04-25 11:36:47 AM
"10 million images of child porn" and I thought my regular porn stash was big.
 
2011-04-25 11:39:03 AM
My WiFi Router doesn't have a password on it. Feel free to use it as you walk by, or if you're driving down my street and you need to get to google maps on your iPod. I thought I'd be a helpful point source for internet access.
 
2011-04-25 11:39:54 AM

yeegrek: So....can anyone tell me why this guy had his house broken into, was thrown onto the floor, and had automatic weapons pointed at his face? Are child molesters known to be heavily armed? Are paramilitary-style raids on unarmed suspected perverts really the best use of taxpayer dollars?

Can anyone tell me why the police had the technical know-how to track the supposed DL-ing of kiddie porn, but couldn't stand outside the guys house with a smart phone and check to see if his router was unsecured?

And I hate to drag petty politics into this, but can anyone tell me why the Teabaggers, who loudly proclaim that they just want government to "get off their backs", ever take this sort of thing up as a cause? They're much more likely to have this happen to them then run afoul of the EPA. So, the health care mandate is an abomination to freedom, but paramilitary-style raids where citizens and their dogs are routinely killed with no consequences to the shooting officer are just peachy? Tell you what: The chief of police is a socialist Kenyan Muslim usurper. There, now will you people address this?


t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-04-25 11:40:58 AM
www.director-file.com

/Home Security
//Solution Reached
 
2011-04-25 11:41:13 AM

Welfare Xmas: Cause raiding the guy next door, who you've stealing the intertubes from would never alert you that somebody noticed your activities.


To consider and mitigate the consequences of a misstep would require reasoning equivalent to thinking a turn or two ahead in a game of chess. Personally, I tend to base all my strategy on the common assumption that my opponent will choose not to make any moves between now and when I capture his queen. The PoPo, on the other hand, seem to base their strategy on pointing over their opponents' shoulder, shouting, "Look! A distraction!" and rearranging the pieces.
 
2011-04-25 11:41:25 AM

PYROY: If all it took was a little detective work to find the real pervert, why not do that BEFORE kicking in someone's door and aiming guns at them?

Sometimes I think the cops don't mind making asses of themselves.


I think it's more like cops want an excuse to go in like SWAT, the same way some Farkers want an excuse to pretend they're "Dirty Harry".
 
2011-04-25 11:41:27 AM

yeegrek: So....can anyone tell me why this guy had his house broken into, was thrown onto the floor, and had automatic weapons pointed at his face? Are child molesters known to be heavily armed? Are paramilitary-style raids on unarmed suspected perverts really the best use of taxpayer dollars?


There is a direct relationship between pornography and violence. A 2008 study by the GAO found that average American male will have an unregistered hand gun on his person and show a willingness to shoot small animals when he glances at the bra sale in the Sunday circular. There is a 200 to 300% increase in gun related crimes in the 72 hours after a new Victoria Secrets catalog is mailed.

Pornography is the single leading cause of violent death in the USA.
 
2011-04-25 11:42:21 AM

Splinshints: jafiwam: So much THIS. Forensic analysis is good enough now days they don't have to bust in. A knock and quiet seizure is just fine. They'll still get the data they need for conviction if there is something bad going on.

They burst in like that for the same reason they bust down people's doors and shoot the crated family dog in the face during drug busts: evidence.

The problem is, if they're responsible and don't go ballistic, every now and then the perp may destroy evidence of their non-violent crime, and then the DA can't get his promotion by airing his "tough on crime" ads. Much better to just kick the door down, throw someone down the stairs, shove a gun in a kid's face, shoot the dog in the foot and then laugh about it on cop forums over a beer later that night.

/ cops in the U.S. are out of control
// using a no-knock or SWAT response on a non-violent suspect should be a felony


Of the millions of law enforcement, fark only gets a handful of articals a week of them being stupid.

/OUT OF CONTROL!!!
//everyone should be panicing
 
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