DIY rogue cell tower hardware, not a phone app. We are talking infrastructure spoofing here. I'll look around and see if I can find anything, I may have the slide deck somewhere from the presentation they did.
The disclaimer for the talk included the warning that all parties present should consider removing the batteries from their phones rather than just turning them "off." The look of horror instantly outed all the iDevice users in the audience
Tracking people is not that hard. Its become a pretty solid industry in and of itself. Point and click interfaces for commercial systems are the norm. Through work I have about 125 smartphones in my infrastructure with an installed app I can use locate via internal GPS, view the screen, execute actions, take pics/vids/audio, wipe the internal SIM or SD card or even killswitch the phone should it become lost. These are company phones obviously, but don't think this technology does not exist outside of the private sector.
Checkout the **** Brickhouse Security will sell to any old ******* off the street via their website. Remember, its "to protect the children" not for tracking your ex or your employees or anything as nefarious.
cop is lucky his partner was there to chill him out:
A longer version that was posted a year ago - Poster does not alctually provide much more information but is at least more entertaining with opinion. - Yuh - fatboy is unfit for the job in more ways than one.
He obviously received zero help from the police officers all standing around staring as he slipped in and out of consciousness, making attempts to get up when he was "awake". I got there shortly after the paramedics arrived and he was unconscious at the time they finally got him in the ambulance.
He also supposedly had a few hundred dollars in his wallet as well as his cell phone in his pack back, which the police held for a few days that were missing when he got it back.
Here is the original report of the accident, in which just about every detail of the crash is a lie
Here is a link to a few pictures of the "minor" injuries to his hand. He also had a severe concussion as well as other road rash on his arms and legs.
Yeah seems pretty cold, and he himself was moving and attempting to get up when he had moments of semi consciousness. At one point in the video you can see his arm awkwardly rise above the hood of the car and then drop outta site in what I assume was a failed attempt at getting up. Cops just watched him struggle though.
He actually was leaving another call, so there were other cops already pretty much on the scene, none seemed to be too interested in checking on or consoling my friend though.
I had to look that up. OVI checkpoints are sobriety checkpoints. I find it odd the only thing the officer asks for is your license. He mentions the supreme court allows them to do OVI checkpoints, but the Supreme court also says that you must conduct stops ONLY for sobriety checks, nothing else. If they wanted to do a License Checkpoint, that's what they should have setup. See Delaware v. Prouse.
Note, too, what’s missing from the recruiting video: Public service. Cops walking beats. Community policing. Helping people.
Now ask yourself: What sort of person would be attracted to a career in law enforcement based on the images and activities depicted in that video? And is that the sort of person you’d want wearing a badge and carrying a gun in your neighborhood?
The video isn’t disturbing only because of the type of police officer it’s likely to attract. It also suggests that the leadership in the Hobbs police department believes that these are the aspects of police work most worth touting — that this is the face they want to project to the community.
Hobbs isn’t alone in this. It’s a trend in policing that I’ve covered for a few years and part of a general move toward more aggressive, militarized police forces. There are many other examples.
"In recent years, police officers have shot and killed chihuahuas, miniature dachshunds, Wheaton terriers, and Jack Russell terriers. Last month, a California police officer shot and killed a boxer puppy and pregnant chihuahua, claiming the boxer had threatened him. The chihuahua, he said, got caught in the crossfire. When a San Bernardino, Calif., woman called police to report a burglary in progress behind her house last month, they responded, jumped her fence to confront the burglars, then shot her dalmatian mix, Julio. He survived. Police officers have also recently shot dogs that were chained, tied, or leashed -- obviously posing no real threat to officers who killed them."
Elbert Breshears’s wife suffers from dementia and they needed some medical help, so Mr. Brashears called an ambulance.
"The wife and I were standing about here, that's the window she knocked out. I was standing here holding her hand and she was wavering hollering help," Breshears said.
When police got there,"police car drove up, he bailed out ran over and knocked me down. He told me to get up, I told him I couldn't," he explained.
That's when Breshears says police got aggressive. "First thing, I know they grab me, threw me out there on the gravel. One of them sat down on my back, the other sat down on my head. They were trying to get handcuffs on me. I told them I can't get my hands up. I have no objection to being handcuffed," says Breshears.
By then paramedics arrived. Breshears says he and his wife were taken to the hospital. A doctor looked him over.
"He dug out the gravel out of my head and sewed my head up," he says.
Breshears says he first started having problems with police at the beginning of the year. What happened here, he says is unbelievable.
"I didn't know what to think. I ever had anybody jump on me for doing nothing," he says.
KSPR stopped by Humansville City Hall to try and speak to the mayor and police chief in person. They declined an interview. KSPR did speak with the police chief over the phone. He told us Breshears faces three charges: abuse of the elderly, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.
"I don't hit my wife. I've lived with the woman for 47 years. I love the woman. I can't help what she does," says Breshears. A man who tried to help his wife, ended up getting hurt the most.
"All I was trying to do was my job and this is what I got for it," he says.
Breshears' wife is in the hands of professional care right now out of Humansville. He is working on getting her help a little closer to home here. He is also working on getting an attorney and plans to press charges.
Knowing he was surrounded by cameras, a Texas cop didn’t let that stop him from tripping and shoving high school students as they were rushing onto a soccer field after their school won a state championship Saturday night.
But now that he’s been exposed by the local media, the Georgetown Police Department assured it has “taken the information and will be forwarding it to internal affairs for review and investigation” – which generally means they will try to shove it down the memory hole until everybody forgets about it.