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US landlord who used hidden cameras to spy on 34 female tenants gets 4-10 years in prison

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:25 AM
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US landlord who used hidden cameras to spy on 34 female tenants gets 4-10 years in prison


www.canadaeast.com

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A Philadelphia-area landlord who admitted he used hidden cameras to spy on 34 female tenants is heading to prison.

A Montgomery County Court judge sentenced 47-year-old Thomas Daley to four to 10 years behind bars Friday. Daley pleaded guilty last year to hiding cameras behind mirrors or in ceiling fans to spy on tenants.
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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:25 AM
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Unfortunately, I live in Montgomery County, PA - in fact my family's business is in Norristown actually... the area is full of crime.

This is just grotesque if you ask me. And this sort of stuff is really giving Philly and the surrounding areas a much worse name than it has had in the past. We just had that issue with the IT guy from the Upper Merion school district who tapped into the students laptops cameras and spied on them as well as took photographs and tried to use them as proof while punishing a student.

Even more coincidental, one of my lawyers is actually defending that IT guy.

But back to the main story here... I don't understand the need to watch other people go about their daily business. Why not go sit outside in the city on the sidewalk and you'll see plenty of things go on - trust me. And if they're using these cameras for 'personal' use, why not use the internet there is tons of free porn to be found?

I hope this guy gets his max 10 year sentence, but it's doubtful. More than likely he'll spend 2 years up state, and then get paroled. Our county is like that... they like to let you loose early, but put a tight cord around your neck hoping you will fail and get thwarted back into the system (which happens all too much).

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:33 AM
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The person is simply a pervert, perhaps next step would be to implant IT with a chip for authorities to know his EVERY PRECISE LOCATION once and IF he will be released.

[edit on 10-5-2010 by tristar]



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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What's funny is that I've seen people lash out vehemently against people like this and then turn around and support the limitless spying our government does in order "to protect the people."



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:44 AM
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The thing is, I don't know if you become a registered sex offender for this type of act... maybe that's why it's happening more frequently, because these perverts are realizing what they can/cannot get away with.

I mean think about it, said person could either A) hide in the closet and watch from in there and do their business or B) put in a camera and never get caught, and if they do not get as harsh a charge.

I think they're being too lenient on the guy... but then again I'm surprised they didn't just make the guy give them free rent for 3 months


But seriously, he should definitely be put on a sex offenders list - at the very least for a probationary period, and when I say that I mean THE VERY LEAST. The guy technically never touched anyone or verbally harmed anyone sexually, so he may get off the hook with becoming a registered sex offender. But his crime is just as bad in many ways. Just think about all the private things you do in your own homes under the assumption that you're in private. Now think about finding out for the past year or so you've been being spied on, so you now think back to all those very private moments and you're traumatized by it.

I know I would be. And I'd probably shoot the person in the head



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:46 AM
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Originally posted by SonicInfinity
What's funny is that I've seen people lash out vehemently against people like this and then turn around and support the limitless spying our government does in order "to protect the people."


That's more sad than funny


Those people are just hypocrites, period. And if you want to say otherwise because it's the 'all mighty government' then so be it, but you're still a hypocrite



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:55 AM
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Right out of the movie "Sliver" (not a great movie by the way.) Hey we are a nation of followers and this guy was just following the company line. He just took the whole surveillance grid to the extreme.

In truth he's a pervert and I hope he gets his just deserts for his actions. Technology used with constraint can be a wonderful thing but excess rules the day and this is an excellent example.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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Well now he's been done as a criminal there can be a civil lawsuit against him for damages done. That's where the 34 women will get their payback.

They should maybe wait until the housing market is a bit healthier though otherwise whatever lodgings they rented won't be sold for very much.

I agree though he should've got a tougher punishment - completely unacceptable and I'm sad to see that the first response here recommends using this technology against him by chipping him for his location.

They get it into our heads little by little until we all think it is acceptable - no?

-m0r



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
They get it into our heads little by little until we all think it is acceptable - no?


I know. I really don't blame some people though to be completely honest. Don't we all sometimes end up allowing some of the political agenda(s) to rack our brains enough to make us say stupid things? You cannot say that that hasn't happened to you, because it has to all of us.

But even though I understand it, it should be something we correct each other on. And I'm glad you brought that up m0r1arty, it's something we need to be doing as to help stop the brainwashing.

This all (don't ask me why, I guess because the brainwashing part) reminds me of those cops shooting the caged dog in the drug raid
How terrible was that? And to think those cops were brainwashed so much to think that what they were doing was for 'the good of the state' or country; however they look at it, it's wrong and highly illegal.

We all need to open our eyes and notice the political and overall government agenda being pushed towards not only us, but the younger generations. If we allow it to go on it will not be just us who suffer greatly, but our children and grandchildren whom would be completely insane from all the evil subliminal messages being thrown at us each day - day in, and day out.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
I agree though he should've got a tougher punishment - completely unacceptable and I'm sad to see that the first response here recommends using this technology against him by chipping him for his location.

They get it into our heads little by little until we all think it is acceptable - no?

-m0r


In my eyes, the punishment fits the crime. Since he thought he was obviously too clever for his tenants then i guess its time he met big brother for the rest of his natural life. As for the quote they get into our heads little by little, well, i think or should i say that the general population is simply unaware or too stupid to even consider the methods used. Once they realize it, its simply too late and they have no way reverting back. That is, unless you simply decide to drop of the grid and live a life without or any technological advancements that require them to be online for any validation what so ever.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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I think we can all agree that it's not the worst thing in the world to have a rehabilitated paedophile or murderer with a chip in them to identify their whereabouts outside of a jail or during their time inside of one.

However it is a short drop from chipping these guys to chipping youths who were underage drinkers or someone who didn't pay their taxes on time.

Sure by the time everyone's there they'll be too oppressed to have done anything about it, just like they are now to even see it.

However if one person can stand up and make it known in a clear voice that allowing someone out of jail for a heinous crime is a huge decision by the protection element of our authorities and that the measures they take are the worst possible infringement possible upon someone who has supposedly been rehabilitated and that in no shape or form should anyone ever have to accept this treatment for anything less than the worst impulses of a criminal mind then we have a clear line drawn in the sand as to what is acceptable to our innocent citizens and what is not acceptable by those who wish to oppress.

Of course it sounds nice but then all it takes is for one mother to cyberbully the next door neighbour's girl to suicide and everyone on the net is a terrorizt.

People are almost trained to want enslavement - it's funny in a very sad way.

-m0r



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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Obviously at one point one of those people would have performed a particular act. Its simply human nature to do so, therefore in my eyes it falls completely under the act of sexual offenders.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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If some one was watching you but you didnt know and never found out would you be upset.This guy is a by product of reality tv.Think Big brother, possibly the worst thing ever on tv,But it made it acceptable to do what this guy did.Now dont get me wrong i dont agree with what he was doing but maybe monkey see monkey do.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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I think his sentence was to harsh.Four years in prison, thats a long stint Its going to hurt real bad in more ways than one.You get less for killing someone with your car or bashing someone into a coma outside a nightclub. come on get real.We are all being watched anyway in some way or another,and i'm sure some people who have telescopes have looked at someone without them knowing.whats the difference.Is that the same crime ?



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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Good find. I live in the area too and I remember when this story first broke. Haven't seen the update in the local news though. It's funny that Canadian news covers this but, nothing here locally.


Thanks for posting this. It's good to know that dirtbag will be serving hard time.




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