@therealjrn ow, that’s a kinda scary article. On one hand, great that police could pinpoint suspect’s vehicles and relate them to on-the-ground cameras, but still, knowing there’s planes circling the city recording everything … I might have to break down and subscribe to the WSJ to see the full article.
@stolicat@therealjrn That would suck. The people in power will continue to do what they want at will and only use the cameras for their own benefits. I have a good example of this.
My daughter’s parked car was hit. I was asked to come and review a camera with the police and a 2nd “victim” of hit and run. We were looking for a car that entered on side of an alley, then “hit both cars”. We did not see this car. I asked the officer if the 3rd car left the alley shouldn’t we view the camera facing the exit of the alley, it would show the damaged car leaving the scene. He literally walked away.
Now I became skeptical. I watched the video looking for a damaged car leaving the alley. There was none.
I reviewed the pictures and the damages. I noticed orange parts on the 2nd “victim’s” truck, then I asked the police to bring the parts and if they matched the parts of my daughter’s car that would mean the 2nd “victim” hit her car when he backed out. The officer tried to get out of it, but I kept calling. I called the insurance company and they said to look up and see if there is a connection on facebook to the officer. I found him on LinkedIn and he is on all kinds of boards. We live in a small town, so he is most likely connected with most if not all the lawers in town.
The parts on his truck matched. He said “Boy, I, I just don’t know what to do, I need to talk to my cheif”
He called back the next day and said: “we determined your daughter hit the 2nd ‘victim’s car’ but at this time we are not going to press charges and everyone should just let it go”.
Without pictures, you will just need to take my word the angles do not work if she hit his car she would have had to hit other cars and turn her wheel to make a hard turn into his car, stop, then turn her wheel hard the other direction (instead of backing up). And she would have needed to hit a different car in the process.
But we got the message loud and clear “stop or she will be issued a ticket.” We fixed the car ourselves.