Skip to comments.Los Angeles - Police to launch GPS tracking devices on fleeing motorists during car chases
Posted on 02/02/2006 7:30:21 PM PST by HAL9000
"labels GPS" to fight against the hit and run offences
Los Angeles - the police force of Los Angeles will obtain a launcher of "étiquettes GPS" to track the motorists in hit and run offence. She thus hopes to reduce the risks incurred by her men at the time of track races at high speed.
According to the chief of the police force of the city, William Bratton, the police cars of the Californian megalopolis will be equipped soon with launchers compressed-air, which will project adhesive "labels" on the vehicles of suspects taken in hunting.
These "labels" contain a transmitter GPS (localization by satellite) and radio, which will make it possible to remotely follow the suspect car "in real time", specified Sean Sawyer, president of the American company StarChase which markets this product.
The track races at high speed of motorists by the police force are a daily phenomenon in the United States and especially in Los Angeles, agglomeration crossed by hundreds of kilometers of motorways.
Local televisions usually stop their programs to retransmit on line the continuations filmed using helicopters. Their compiled files are the subject of emissions on the cable televisions.
Is a device very interesting. I hope invest and much money make on person with criminal flee intent.
It would make few costs, if they communicated the places of the stickers on a motorway map. They could observe it more bourdonner around the city than a play of Pacman.
-as posted through Bablefish
Translation: I'm just waiting for some fools to come in here and start whining about privacy rights. As if the people fleeing the cops didn't have it coming or something.
Lets just hope their aim is true and they don't tag some innocents car and make a lethal mistake after losing the runner.
The problem with most technology isn't the tech, it's the wetware operating it.
I am perhaps the dark colored sheep in opining this, but if the enforcement of law employed the launcher powered by the dual base nitro cellulose empowered, then it happens that the fleeing pursuit subjects would then be to possession of the gaping holes, and the requirement to track them en pursuit could be made the shorter?
ahhhhh.... the infamous meat servo ;)
Let me see if I got this right. High speed chases are too dangerous, so they stick one of these sticky GPS units and track them from afar.
I've see too many chases where the perps jump out and run at the 1st chance, which is exactly what most will do when the cops back off then give them the chance.
I view this as just adding the expense of carrying a GPS jammer the next time I do a bank job. ;-)
Future ACLU lawsuit ping