boo fucking hooo... Police are bitching about Waze app

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Speed trap loving cops can suck a fat dick on this one....




    Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze traffic app, complain it interferes with speeding tickets

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk.

    The National Sheriffs' Association had previously focused its campaign against Waze on police safety after the fatal shootings of two New York police officers in December. It broadened its campaign with a new statement criticizing Google's software as hampering the use of speed traps. The trade association said radar guns and other speed enforcement techniques have reduced highways deaths.

    "This app will hamper those activities by locating law enforcement officers and puts the public at risk," the group said.


    In the Waze app, which operates like a free GPS navigation tool, users can tag the locations of parked police vehicles, accidents, congestion, traffic cameras, potholes and more, so that other drivers using Waze are warned as they approach the same location.
     
  2. FishySausage

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    Ha! Yeah, that's the point, pigs.
     
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    fucking quota loving assholes.... waaaa we can't eat donuts and set up a speed trap ... waaaa
     
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    To serve and protect. :grad:



    Or was it, to observe and entrap? :scratch:
     
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    And hiding behind "we can't have people broadcasting out location for fear of ambush" is just beyond sleazy
     
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    Fuck em right in their speed trap pussies
     
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    Their lives are n danger!!! HahahHh
     
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    Read the side of your car assholes!

    Adam Corolla
     
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    Finally something we can all agree on, best thread ever.
     
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    I love that app and it's great for knowing where speed cameras are set up too. I was wondering when the pigs would start bitching and what angle they would take.
     
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    I hear that tomorrow meter maids will announce that they don't like disabled people parking more than 2 hours in a spot while using their blue placards
     
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    great idea
     
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    My radar detector saved my ass last week. I tried Waze but the navigation wasn't working as good as google for me and you have to remember that it won't possibly catch 100% of the police sightings as you have to punch a button to report them and not everyone will be doing that.
     
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    You think the average cop actually gives a crap about this?
     
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    I thought I read somewhere that waze was going under? Maybe not.
     
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    Nope they were bought out by Google
     
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    I know that I don't give a shit what they think
     
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    I wish I had that before I got my DUI :D
     
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    Its not about protect and serve, its about collecting the most amount of money. Thats why the blood alcohol level was lowered from .10 to .08 and why they want to lower it even more, because it is such an economic boon. If there are a fewer alcohol related accidents then thats just gravy on the mash potatoes.
     
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    DUI's aren't cash cows for cities. Fines are maybe $250-$1000k for a 1st offense depending on where you live. Figure in multiple court appearances and that money is eaten up by prosecutor/judge/bailiff/cop/clerk/etc. time. For a city bank account simple traffic/parking tickets make much more sense. Lawyers and insurance companies are the one's making a killing on dui's.
     
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