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2136 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Nov 2013 at 10:16 AM (21 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-19 10:19:46 AM
FTFA:  has many officers worried that commanders will monitor their every move

Good. Do you have anything to hide? You're at work, right? You're in a work vehicle, right? You job is public safety, right? Perhaps you should be where you should be and not worry about it.
 
2013-11-19 10:27:20 AM
The quotes are priceless...

"Eventually they can follow me and say why were you in a back dark street for 45 minutes? It's going to open up a can of worms that can't be closed."

"This thing keeps a permanent record of where an officer is all day. If he stops to go to the bathroom, that stop appears on the screen."

"How long is it going to be before some criminal mastermind gets some kids at MIT to figure out how to break into the GPS system? Then they know where the cops are and can go rob banks."


Dear, dear me...
 
2013-11-19 10:35:13 AM
So... it's perfectly fine for all and sundry to subject private individuals to this level of scrutiny *without* their knowledge or consent, but civil employees?.. Not so much..

Right.....
 
2013-11-19 10:38:37 AM
PAYWALL
 
2013-11-19 10:39:17 AM
This is insane.  How are cops going to shake down businesses for "protection" if they're being tracked by GPS all the time?
 
2013-11-19 10:42:18 AM
Just go to this web site to locate Boston cops:

http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/stores.html
 
2013-11-19 10:42:57 AM
The Cops fear too much scrutiny? Oh how horrible it must be to have a boss that wants to make sure you're doing your job.

/fark you
 
2013-11-19 10:43:07 AM

Russ1642: PAYWALL


I can see the article fine. I can read the whole article on IE, FF and Opera. It's only when I use the only variant of Chrome I have(Epic)does it go to paywall only notice.

/i do not pay for news
//i include Fark in that statement
 
2013-11-19 10:44:01 AM
There is no such thing as too much scrutiny for police.

Where's "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear" now? Oh, right, it only applies to peasants, sorry.
 
2013-11-19 10:49:56 AM
Always amazing how fast cops can turn into a delicate flower and have feelings when it comes to policy changes that offends them.
 
2013-11-19 10:55:05 AM
Is submitter trying to say Boston cops are all drunk?
 
2013-11-19 10:59:08 AM
you mean they don't have GPS with all that computer shiat in the car?  No lo-jack?  Nothing?
 
2013-11-19 11:04:27 AM

George Babbitt: Russ1642: PAYWALL

I can see the article fine. I can read the whole article on IE, FF and Opera. It's only when I use the only variant of Chrome I have(Epic)does it go to paywall only notice.

/i do not pay for news
//i include Fark in that statement


I respect paywalls. If they don't want me reading their content I go someplace else.
 
2013-11-19 11:06:34 AM
This is just a natural knee-jerk to finding out that your boss is going to be able to "keep tabs" on you constantly at work.

Anyone would feel weird if there was suddenly a camera in your office, or your boss had the ability to track your every move around your building, right down to what bathroom stall you're in.

But in the end it'll be no big deal... it's just a "change in working conditions" that the police union can gripe about for traction.
 
2013-11-19 11:09:46 AM

Russ1642: George Babbitt: Russ1642: PAYWALL

I can see the article fine. I can read the whole article on IE, FF and Opera. It's only when I use the only variant of Chrome I have(Epic)does it go to paywall only notice.

/i do not pay for news
//i include Fark in that statement

I respect paywalls. If they don't want me reading their content I go someplace else.


I don't think you're seeing a true paywall, at least not for this article. On all the browsers where I can read the article and it doesn't redirect to a please subscribe page automaticallly, I see a sliding popup from the bottom that invites me to pay for full access to the rest of the site.  Maybe they are just targeting Google people with the autoredirect? My IE and Opera are set up to accept the web as it is with no stripping out of anything. My FF filters web site content like a sieve.
 
2013-11-19 11:13:55 AM

George Babbitt: Russ1642: George Babbitt: Russ1642: PAYWALL

I can see the article fine. I can read the whole article on IE, FF and Opera. It's only when I use the only variant of Chrome I have(Epic)does it go to paywall only notice.

/i do not pay for news
//i include Fark in that statement

I respect paywalls. If they don't want me reading their content I go someplace else.

I don't think you're seeing a true paywall, at least not for this article. On all the browsers where I can read the article and it doesn't redirect to a please subscribe page automaticallly, I see a sliding popup from the bottom that invites me to pay for full access to the rest of the site.  Maybe they are just targeting Google people with the autoredirect? My IE and Opera are set up to accept the web as it is with no stripping out of anything. My FF filters web site content like a sieve.


I'm not going to do ANYTHING to get around a paywall. Even if it's just a big popup that I can close I'll usually just leave. Same goes for sites with annoying ads.
 
2013-11-19 11:20:20 AM
, has many officers worried that commanders will monitor their every move

Um. Explain to me why this is a bad thing?
 
2013-11-19 11:22:07 AM

lilbjorn: Just go to this web site to locate Boston cops:

http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/stores.html


Since we're done, I just want to add the story my wife tells about the local Dunkin Donuts that got robbed, the manpower put out on the case, and the quickness in apprehending the criminals.

/don't fark with the donuts
 
2013-11-19 11:22:33 AM

Russ1642: I'm not going to do ANYTHING to get around a paywall. Even if it's just a big popup that I can close I'll usually just leave. Same goes for sites with annoying ads.


Ever watch The West Wing? You reminded me of this:

Mrs. Landingham: You know, if you don't want to run again, I respect that. But if you don't run because you think it's gonna be too hard or you think you're gonna lose, well, God, Jed, I don't even want to know you.
 
2013-11-19 11:30:35 AM

George Babbitt: Russ1642: I'm not going to do ANYTHING to get around a paywall. Even if it's just a big popup that I can close I'll usually just leave. Same goes for sites with annoying ads.

Ever watch The West Wing? You reminded me of this:

Mrs. Landingham: You know, if you don't want to run again, I respect that. But if you don't run because you think it's gonna be too hard or you think you're gonna lose, well, God, Jed, I don't even want to know you.


Huh? I've seen the whole series many times over and your reference makes no sense in the discussion of paywalls.

/Mrs. Landingham never said that anyway; it was Jed thinking it.
 
2013-11-19 12:01:04 PM

Russ1642: George Babbitt: Russ1642: I'm not going to do ANYTHING to get around a paywall. Even if it's just a big popup that I can close I'll usually just leave. Same goes for sites with annoying ads.

Ever watch The West Wing? You reminded me of this:

Mrs. Landingham: You know, if you don't want to run again, I respect that. But if you don't run because you think it's gonna be too hard or you think you're gonna lose, well, God, Jed, I don't even want to know you.

Huh? I've seen the whole series many times over and your reference makes no sense in the discussion of paywalls.

/Mrs. Landingham never said that anyway; it was Jed thinking it.


It's the quitter attitude and he built in his mind what she would have said from when she did say: "But if you think we're right, and you won't speak up 'cause you can't be bothered, then, God, Jed, I don't even want to know you."
 
2013-11-19 12:21:31 PM
HOLY SHIATE!

A farking 25+% pay raise over six years, and the article is about POLICE complaints?
 
2013-11-19 12:27:57 PM

brimed03: HOLY SHIATE!

A farking 25+% pay raise over six years, and the article is about POLICE complaints?


That's all of 3.8% per year.  We're not really talking all that much here.  The real question is: how come everyone isn't getting that?  And on a completely unrelated note:  How did your CEO and the stockholders do this year?
 
2013-11-19 01:05:43 PM

ZackDanger: This is just a natural knee-jerk to finding out that your boss is going to be able to "keep tabs" on you constantly at work.

Anyone would feel weird if there was suddenly a camera in your office, or your boss had the ability to track your every move around your building, right down to what bathroom stall you're in.

But in the end it'll be no big deal... it's just a "change in working conditions" that the police union can gripe about for traction.


Except it's not really anything like you just described. It only tracks the car. In other words, their "office" is being tracked whereas that's already happening for the rest of us who work in a stationary office.

/They'll get no sympathy from me.
 
2013-11-19 02:27:09 PM
odd, a "duplicate" red submission has garnered 93 responses while this one only has 24 (+1).


I figure the one that has more responses would be the one that should stay alive, or merge them, or something. Meh, what do I know?
 
2013-11-19 02:41:20 PM

cannotsuggestaname: or merge them


img.fark.net
 
2013-11-19 05:57:04 PM
Speaking as a Bostonian, I love how the cops here are always using technology to try and keep tabs on us and talking about how great it is, but the second we use it to try to start holding them accountable, they try to use the exact same arguments that they dismissed as "ridiculous" when we were using them.  farking pricks.
 
2013-11-20 03:14:52 PM
Watch the watchmen? That's crazy talk!
 
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