posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:14 PM
reply to post by Zcustosmorum
Nope... it really couldn't matter, the way they've set this "system" up.
It's akin to "your word against the prosecution's witness (a machine)" ... and you can probably imagine whose word bears more "weight."
I feel badly for those of us who think these "commonly available resources" - like running license plate numbers, checking public records for criminal
connections, or even simply looking at a persons otherwise innocuous information on the web... is trustworthy AT ALL
. How many police actions
have been prompted by this "bad data?"
Many here have spent a lot of time trying to develop a "citizen-journalist" paradigm.... but one day they will use these tools and - without even
realizing it, accomplish the purpose of lie and deceit.
Often the truth is as easy to get as asking... but our culture is sliding into a "check the records" mentality which assumes that the record is
accurate... or that no one would ever purposefully enter incorrect information...
Right now I can virtually guarantee that at least one of the members in our midst is wrongly associated with crime. I can virtually guarantee that
someone we are in full-out "conspiracy" accusation mode, is being done an inhuman disservice... and we have no tools to undo that damage.
Sorry... got a bit of rantitis there ....
Let's not be "they" who accuse because "we can" ...
edit on 4-1-2013 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)