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App pays you to spot illegally parked cars
Fox ^ | 6/17/13

Posted on 06/17/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT by workerbee

Becoming a bounty hunter may soon get a lot easier.

SpotSquad is a mobile phone application in the works that allows users to report illegally parked cars and get a cut of the fine paid as a reward.

Created by a technology startup in Winnipeg, Canada, the app aims to crowdsource parking enforcement at privately run lots and potentially on public streets.

The reporting process is as simple as taking a photo of the car, which is GPS tagged while optical character recognition reads and records the license plate number, then choosing from a list the type of infraction observed -- everything from expired meters to unauthorized parking in a handicapped spot.

Based on the location of the vehicle, the report is automatically sent to the operator of the lot, or local law enforcement if it’s on public property. Then personnel is dispatched to issue a notice, ticket or have it towed.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: rico

1 posted on 06/17/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

Next step is turn in gun owners.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 1:35:50 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: workerbee

No opportunities for abuse/misuse THERE! /sarc


3 posted on 06/17/2013 1:36:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: workerbee

See Something, Say Something... :-)


4 posted on 06/17/2013 1:37:03 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: workerbee

Should follow whoever wrote this app and catch them every single time they screw up.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

6 posted on 06/17/2013 1:41:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Not quite yet.
Next will be writing speeding tickets.
There already is a group of do-gooders who purposely drive slow in the fast lane to prevent speeding.
I got behind one 4 months ago who had a backup 3 miles long behind her.
She was driving 55mph in a 75 with a semi in the right lane.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 1:42:36 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: driftdiver

well i wouldn’t use it for most things but i sure would like to stop the selfish people from using the handicap spaces, and i’d sure as heck use it to take pics of cops who are illegally parked.


8 posted on 06/17/2013 1:42:47 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: workerbee

Can it be used to photograph and report jaywalkers as well?


9 posted on 06/17/2013 1:44:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SendShaqtoIraq

hmmmm. I’m against it, but what if you see a car with a bumper sticker that says something like “Keep your Rosaries off of my ovaries!” ?


10 posted on 06/17/2013 1:44:51 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: workerbee

How about an app that lets you report illegal aliens.


11 posted on 06/17/2013 1:47:53 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: workerbee

“to unauthorized parking in a handicapped spot.”

That stuff steams me! I walk with a cane, and have not applied for a handicapped plate. I constantly see big, black Caddy suvs parking in handicapped spaces, and disgorging a horde of perfectly healthy people. These cars all have a tag that hangs on the rearview mirror. I call the cops! $250 fine. It’s always “minorities”............ Cops oughta go after the doctors that hand these things out!


12 posted on 06/17/2013 1:48:11 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MNDude

RATS wondering who is more ratty? Until they come for YOU.


13 posted on 06/17/2013 1:50:44 PM PDT by golux
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Cough, cough, you are correct.


14 posted on 06/17/2013 1:50:52 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: workerbee

the app aims to crowdsource parking enforcement at privately run lots
***At first, I find this technology interesting. But then on balance, it is highly intrusive and rapidly becomes the “tyranny of the majority” and simple fascism. Few people realize that NAZI germany thrived by having citizens denouncing other citizens.


15 posted on 06/17/2013 1:51:33 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
That is a pet peeve of mine too. I see healthy young people every day, get out their car parked in a handicapped space. They have a handicapped placard but I'll bet it is grandmas or grandads, not theirs.

My husband has one because he has diabetic neuropathy. I have one in my car but it is his and I never use it unless he is with me.

16 posted on 06/17/2013 1:52:57 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SendShaqtoIraq

I might use it for the people who park in handicap space, put their sticker up, and then run into the store.


17 posted on 06/17/2013 1:53:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: workerbee

What about spotting an illegally occupied White House — is there an app for that?


18 posted on 06/17/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: driftdiver

You could make a lot of money off this just by walking in front of the strip centers, taking pictures of those illegally parked in handicap spaces.


19 posted on 06/17/2013 2:03:49 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: workerbee
"Becoming a bounty hunter may soon get a lot easier...SpotSquad is a mobile phone application in the works that allows users to report illegally parked cars and get a cut of the fine paid as a reward."

The Law of Unintended Consequences indicates that in a matter of a few short years there will be an epidemic of low speed collisions as people attempt to take photos of illegally parked vehicles while driving. Yet another law will be passed to specifically prohibit the act, and yet another app will be developed to report drivers taking photos of illegally parked vehicles.

20 posted on 06/17/2013 2:10:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: workerbee

are the Fashion Police apps out yet?


21 posted on 06/17/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: workerbee

Actually a great way for the “homeless” in our cities to supplement their panhandling income via Obamaphones.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 2:27:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Resolute Conservative
How so? This is not changing the law, only giving a more convenient reporting mechanism.

An app that allows me to report violations to current laws sounds like a OK thing to me. If I had an app that I could fire off a quick handicap parking violation report without having only the choices to call 911 when it was not needed or trying to look up a non-emergengy number for the local police, I would use it.

23 posted on 06/17/2013 2:28:50 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: SendShaqtoIraq

I park in a Disabled spot all the time. I have a plate, but people think because I don’t look disabled, I’m abusing. First couple of times I showed my hip implant ID when people asked, but since then I’ve changed tactics and say, “If you are not LEO, go pi$$ up a rope.” I’ve gotten to where I hate busybodies.


24 posted on 06/17/2013 2:29:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: driftdiver

You know you’re not supposed to drive with the “sticker” up, don’t you?


25 posted on 06/17/2013 2:30:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: workerbee
Oh!

The Gestapo app!

26 posted on 06/17/2013 2:31:23 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: workerbee

Snitches end up dead in ditches.


27 posted on 06/17/2013 2:49:25 PM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: driftdiver

I might use it for the people who park in handicap space, put their sticker up, and then run into the store.

In our state, it hangs from your mirror, it is specifically not to be there while the vehicle is driven.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: workerbee

What we need is an app that pays you to spot illegal aliens

From my home page...

___________________________________________________________________

Whenever an illegal alien kills someone in a drunk driving accident or something similar, here’s what I recommend:
What can we do about it? Here’s my standard post.

RICO —Citizen Recourse

Private persons and entities may initiate civil suits to obtain injunctions and treble damages against enterprises that conspire to or actually violate federal alien smuggling, harboring, or document fraud statutes, under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). The pattern of racketeering activity is defined as commission of two or more of the listed crimes. A RICO enterprise can be any individual legal entity, or a group of individuals who are not a legal entity but are associated in fact, and can include nonprofit associations.

Here’s what I’ve been pushing: it’s time to file Racketeering, Influencing, and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuits.

RICO lawyers could turn it around in a few years and MAKE MONEY at the same time. I’m surprised they haven’t done it already.

In the absence of enforcement, we can get the word out in the meantime that there is money to be made in filing RICO lawsuits against employers who hire illegal aliens like this jerk.

Employers would have no trouble shutting down the border if they could get sued by someone under the RICO statutes for hiring these people in the first place. The next time an illegal alien kills someone in a drunk driving accident or somesuch thing, I’m going to point out that the victim’s family might be able to seek compensation from the employer under these statutes in the hopes that it would catch on. If this did catch on, would see such a swift backlash against illegal immigration that no employer would go near these people and they’ll all simply want to go back home.



29 posted on 06/17/2013 3:00:55 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Cyber Liberty

That’s why I said “put the sticker up”


30 posted on 06/17/2013 3:04:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Zathras
I got behind one 4 months ago who had a backup 3 miles long behind her. She was driving 55mph in a 75 with a semi in the right lane.

Makes you want to do something rash doesn't it? I am running into that situation more and more often.

31 posted on 06/17/2013 3:04:49 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: workerbee

rat out your neighbors for $10...

KGB here we come!


32 posted on 06/17/2013 3:13:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I am told by L.E.O. here that police do not ticket cars illegally parked on private property, unless asked to do so by the business owner or manager. Said owners are reluctant to ask the police to issue tickets and piss off their customers.

I was told by the same source that those stop signs and speed limit signs you see on private property are nothing but suggestions and that isn't enforced either unless specifically requested by management.

Of course, state laws vary and within a state from city to city.

33 posted on 06/17/2013 3:15:10 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: VRW Conspirator

actually, that one fines YOU for daring to infringe on their privacy rights


34 posted on 06/17/2013 3:15:30 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cyber Liberty

if u have a plate, you are entitled to park there, i’m talking about those vehicles without plate or placard


35 posted on 06/17/2013 5:26:31 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: a fool in paradise

And inconsiderate bicyclists?


36 posted on 06/17/2013 5:28:22 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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