Techdirt Podcast Episode 204: The Failure Of High Tech Policing

from the bad-tech-or-bad-cops dept

Sometimes people ask us why we write so much about the police on Techdirt. Though our coverage has grown somewhat beyond the boundaries of incidents directly involving technology, the reality is that the problems with law enforcement persistently intersect with the same technological and legal issues we've always discussed here. But this week the focus is squarely on cops and technology: Mike is joined by Matt Stroud, author of the new book Thin Blue Lie, as well as our own Tim Cushing, to talk about the failure of high-tech policing.

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    Spotter, 19 Mar 2019 @ 2:50pm

    No matter how high tech gets, people can always out-stupid it.

    You pirates are no doubt thinking the cops can out-stupid it, but that's only maybe a tenth the problem of you drug addicts and anarchists.

    You are not being oppressed by following the very few rules to be decent and bother no one else. Libertarianism doesn't work among stupid people any more than other notions do. Quit being stupid and quit sticking up for those who are deliberately stupid. Then the human species might have a chance.

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      Anonymous Coward, 19 Mar 2019 @ 3:03pm

      Re: No matter how high tech gets, people can always out-stupid i

      but that's only maybe a tenth the problem of you drug addicts and anarchists.

      You are not being oppressed by following the very few rules to be decent and bother no one else.

      So, by your first statement, even you can't follow the very few rules to be decent and bother no one else. How is calling everyone here pirates, drug addicts and anarchists being decent?

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      Anonymous Coward, 19 Mar 2019 @ 3:23pm

      Re: No matter how high tech gets, people can always out-stupid i

      “quit sticking up for those who are deliberately stupid.”

      And here I was gonna try to defend you bro.

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      Anonymous Coward, 19 Mar 2019 @ 10:45pm

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      High tech policing fails because you have all the investigative capability of a torn brown paper bag soaked in piss.

      Seriously, your standard of evidence is the fucking RIAA. Your business model of enforcement is based on scaring extortion money out of people.

      It's no wonder you can't police actual crimes. You're terrible at it, no questions asked.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Mar 2019 @ 3:02pm

    but that's only maybe a tenth the problem of you drug addicts and anarchists.

    You are not being oppressed by following the very few rules to be decent and bother no one else.

    So, by your first statement, even you can't follow the very few rules to be decent and bother no one else. How is calling everyone here pirates, drug addicts and anarchists being decent?

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      Gary (profile), 19 Mar 2019 @ 4:08pm

      Re:

      So, by your first statement, even you can't follow the very few rules to be decent and bother no one else. How is calling everyone here pirates, drug addicts and anarchists being decent?

      Starting off with an ad-hom attack is kinda stupid, ain't it Spotter?

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