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OPP piloting GPS-equipped vehicle tracking projectiles

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OPP piloting GPS-equipped vehicle tracking projectiles

Just in time for the long weekend:
Already in use in BC, this 10+ year old tech from StarChase is laser-sighted, launches from a cruiser, and sticks to target vehicles with the intent of allowing police to track instead of engaging in a high-risk stop or high-speed pursuit.



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Interesting... combining Nerf gun with GPS tracking.

Notice how the image is reversed for the footage that the officer took handheld? The exterior car shots are normal though.

So on Tuesday will we see threads asking how to get sticky adhesive from the rear bumper cover or glass?
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Darn op beat me to posting oh well.

http://www.cp24.com/news/laser-darts-co ... -1.3421765

How does it stay on tho? It looks like you can just stop and remove it off your car no?
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A psycho cop will use this technology to stalk their exs. Mark my words
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Simaahoy wrote:
May 19th, 2017 6:08 pm
A psycho cop will use this technology to stalk their exs. Mark my words
Or just keep your $100k/year job safe and buy a GPS tracker for $20-$50.
Are you sure you wish to carry out this operation? You betcha.
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booblehead wrote:
May 19th, 2017 5:01 pm
... but the real point here is to stop and catch the speeder or dangerous driver in the act, not tracking the vehicle. So, using this kind of device does not seem to do much. IMO.
The idea is that if they shoot the gps and don't chase, they can wait until he's at his destination and arrest him then. Not as ideal as arresting him at the time, but sometimes a necessary or safer alternative.
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but don't forget, the person being arrested may not necessary be the actual driver who performed the offense.

The owner of the car can say his friends and family have access to his car at any time and he consents they can borrow his car at any time. So, the cop arrives at the owner's house, who are they going to charge or arrest ? In the day time, the cop may be able to identify the driver but at night time, what is the likelihood the cop can say that.
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Pretty silly to release this info publically. Next time i try to outrun the cops Ill have to remember to pull over to yank the nerf dart off and proceed on before going home.
Typical car and law enforcement enthusiast
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6mthatch wrote:
May 19th, 2017 9:47 pm
Pretty silly to release this info publically. Next time i try to outrun the cops Ill have to remember to pull over to yank the nerf dart off and proceed on before going home.
Or keep a nerf gun in the trunk and launch it at a car going in the opposite direction :D
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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Ah yes this is great because of all the thousands of high-speed chases they engage in :rolleyes: How about instead of this galactic waste of money, they actually get out there and start cracking down on the terrible nonsense that goes on every day on the roads by horrible drivers, most of whom are not running away from anything and not speeding? Oh no that would be called doing their job and actually doing something for road safety, can't have that now can we?

How many millions of dollars did they spend on this garbage? Seriously.
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6mthatch wrote:
May 19th, 2017 9:47 pm
Pretty silly to release this info publically. Next time i try to outrun the cops Ill have to remember to pull over to yank the nerf dart off and proceed on before going home.
Don't forget to wear gloves.
Are you sure you wish to carry out this operation? You betcha.
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ES_Revenge wrote:
May 20th, 2017 6:06 am
Ah yes this is great because of all the thousands of high-speed chases they engage in :rolleyes: How about instead of this galactic waste of money, they actually get out there and start cracking down on the terrible nonsense that goes on every day on the roads by horrible drivers, most of whom are not running away from anything and not speeding? Oh no that would be called doing their job and actually doing something for road safety, can't have that now can we?

How many millions of dollars did they spend on this garbage? Seriously.
Yep
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ES_Revenge wrote:
May 20th, 2017 6:06 am
Ah yes this is great because of all the thousands of high-speed chases they engage in :rolleyes: How about instead of this galactic waste of money, they actually get out there and start cracking down on the terrible nonsense that goes on every day on the roads by horrible drivers, most of whom are not running away from anything and not speeding? Oh no that would be called doing their job and actually doing something for road safety, can't have that now can we?

How many millions of dollars did they spend on this garbage? Seriously.
I get the feeling this is to tag motorcyclists who run from cops. They're becoming a serious problem these days, to the point where they openly pull crap like this: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/more-gt ... y-2042688/
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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HammerRFDer wrote:
May 19th, 2017 6:20 pm
Or just keep your $100k/year job safe and buy a GPS tracker for $20-$50.
There's no reason to attempt to keep a job if you are a Police Officer. You can get away with anything. Here is an example:
[name removed] previously pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct after a 38-second video of him punching a man in the face in the [removed] in January 2011 was posted to YouTube. An internal investigation found he bragged about the incident and didn’t fill out a mandatory use-of-force form.

He also previously pleaded guilty to breaching the police database to track an ex-girlfriend whose behaviour he became suspicious of. He was docked a total of 13 days’ pay for both incidents.
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