Police Credit Google Street View For Helping Catch Drug Ring

from the you're-on-google-camera dept

Following on our recent story of police using Google Street View to give them a lead in a stolen car incident, comes another report, sent in by Joshy, of a heroin dealing ring in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who was dealing on the streets out in the open -- and also were caught on Google Street View images:
It's a little unclear from the article just how useful the Google Street View image was to the case, but it certainly seems like it could be useful as corroborating evidence...
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  1. identicon
    out_of_the_blue, 18 Nov 2010 @ 4:18am

    Promoting Big Brother.

    By simple logical extension, you imply that we need more of these mobile spies; that it's *good* if we're all spied on full time, because in a few rare instances "crime" will be reduced. Is that your intent? It's consistent with your general promotion of Google, the SPY AGENCY.

    'Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, said that his company’s policy was “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it”'

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8086191/How-Google-crossed-the-creepy-line.html

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