Hello ATS. I noticed you around.
Have YOU noticed what's happening around YOU? For example, how many of you noticed the creepy BoA transition to TOUCH-ONLY atms? Did you ask yourself,
is this bank telling machine capable of taking my fingerprint? If you did ask that question, you belong on this website LOL.
However, the question itself is no joke. Only our acceptance of conspiracy theory. I really don't like the silently encroaching technocracy that's
closing around every aspect of the human economy.
I don't like how everyone on the bus is on their phone, like the people in Minority Report (with their digital newspapers NARCing on everyone lol).
AND I don't like how everyone who bought GM or Asian special has OnStar or other horrific HARDWIRED systems installed in their cars.
Most of all, I don't like how NO ONE is speaking out, while EVERYONE is getting swept down the toilet of technocracy. That should be a horrible
nightmarish image to you chaps! GETTING FLUSHED! It involves a struggle whether you want the exercise or not.
BUT... wasn't this thread SUPPOSED to be about Seattle Police using cell phone scans to take fingerprints?
Yes, initially. It became a rant against technology in general, though. Because I worry...
...Where... ...into what dimension of sad and silent thought, will humanity escape, one by one, when we have surrendered the very last of our
physical freedoms? Or are we already in that place? All those pale and sullen faces looking downward and not upward. The Sound of Silence that Simon
and Garfunkel sang about. No one talking, no one laughing, only that horrible tapping...
WHY should we accept that?
And why should we accept this new, tyrannical technology, that CIRCUMVENTS states' rights, individual privacy, and state lines?
You realize, if you have a felony or even a misdemeanor against you, and it's on the record because you were honest, or made a mistake, or needed
help, or just f*cked up in general and need to start over, this system WILL NOT LET YOU start over.
It's like the MOTB without leaving a mark. It's what comes before the chaos.
What do you think about this?
ARE THE POLICE REMOVING THE NEED FOR PROOF? WHAT HAPPENED TO UNLAWFUL SEARCH AND SEIZURE, WHAT HAPPENED TO INNOCENT UNTIL **PROVEN**
Friday, October 19, 2012 - Page updated at 10:00 p.m. Information in this article, originally published Oct. 18, 2012, was corrected Oct. 19, 2012. A
previous version of this story said that the bulk of the AFIS levy before King County voters on Nov. 6 will pay for a new lab. The majority of the
levy will pay for salaries for AFIS staff.
Portable fingerprint scanners aid King County deputies
By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter
His cop's sixth sense told Deputy Ryan Abbott something just wasn't right about the woman at the SeaTac check-cashing business.
The King County sheriff's deputy had been summoned to the store by employees who believed the woman might be trying to cash a stolen check.
She handed Abbott her driver's license with photo, but a computer check revealed the woman had no criminal history — not exactly the kind of person
who would typically be passing a stolen check.
Still, recalled Abbott, "I was suspicious of her ID and the fact that when we ran the name we didn't get a (criminal) record."
That's when Abbott pulled out a device about the size of a smartphone and asked the woman if he could scan her fingerprints. Within 30 seconds Abbott
had the woman's real name and learned she was wanted on two felony warrants for identity theft.
Even in the increasingly computer-reliant field of law enforcement, the MorphoIDent portable fingerprint scanner is being hailed as "the next step in
helping to fight crime" by King County Sheriff Steve Strachan. The device allows cops in the field to take two images of a suspect's fingerprints,
which are transmitted, via Bluetooth, to the deputy's in-car computer, where they are then run through King County's Automated Fingerprint
Identification System (AFIS), a database of more than 700,000 prints taken in the county.
Within 30 seconds the device will reveal whether a person's fingerprints are on file, either as a wanted person or as someone with a criminal
"When I first started using it, (suspects) didn't believe it was real," Abbott said. "Even the guys who lied about their names say, 'That's cool' and
'I didn't think it would work.' "
Abbott is one of three sheriff's deputies who have been assigned the MorphoIDent, which is made by the Virginia-based company MorphoTrak. Sheriff's
Office leaders have been so happy with the results that they have ordered six more.
Identifying criminal suspects — or ruling out the innocent — in the field can be time-consuming, if not impossible, for law enforcers. Suspects
frequently give false names and can often back them up with realistic fake IDs.
I don't like the SMELL OF THIS ONE BIT!!!
And if they expect ME to believe that it's "county only databases"
........GEEEEEEEZUSSSSSS what year do they thhinkkk we were borrrrn?
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