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Today's Poll: 01/28/2015

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Law Enforcement Officials have requested that Google disable cop tracking in their navigational app, Waze. Do you think Google should comply? Submitted By wardbooster9, HI
Yes, this could put police officers in danger if the wrong person knows where they are located.
No, we have the right to know.
I'm undecided
I'm undecided
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drh0
on 01/28/15
I support the police and applaud them for the difficult work they do. I also believe, however, that people have a right to communicate freely and that includes reporting information about things going on around them, which, I believe the app allows them to do. I have no problem with the police tracking me, because I have nothing to hide. I would expect that the police have the same point of view. It's nice, in fact, to know that a police officer is right around the corner, or at least where one might be if I am in need. Remember, not all police cars are marked, and this app does nothing to disclose undercover presence, so I don't see a real problem here. If I was a cop, I'd use the app myself, just to keep a heads up and know what other people were seeing.
chelseagirlky
on 01/28/15
drh0 and 2 others liked this  
Instead of them worrying about us knowing their position in order to kill them, how about them considering that if we know where they are, we can go to them for help if we need it. Focus on the positive, people. It is not hunting season on police officers. Yes, people are rising up against maltreatment, for their rights and for justice but instead of cowering behind corners, police officers should try to become more beneficial to citizens rather than assume everyone is up to no good and shooting first and claiming self-defense later. It isn't just the black community who get treated badly by cops. They are suspicious of everyone and become abusive of their power and try to intimidate and illegally threaten people to make them too afraid to cooperate. They need to dial it back and remember that they are there to help not harm. Absolutely power corrupts absolutely.
AZGazelle7
on 01/28/15
mrsckit liked this  
AGAIN, I SAY TO YOU . . . .

How about calling 911 if you need help?? What a concept that is, calling 911 and getting an Officer sent directly to the problem?!?! Wow! Maybe somebody should try doing that?

I bet you are one of 'those' people who say to the Officer when you are pulled over, "Why don't you go catch real criminals instead of harassing innocent people like me!" Or are you one of those 'girls' who try to get out of a ticket by crying???

You are so ignorant, you really are! Why don't you go for a ride along with your local PD and see what real life is all about instead of living in your ivory tower!!
AislynnMidnight
on 01/28/15
Wow, a bit defensive, don't you think? 911 is only for serious emergencies and even then response times often aren't great. I could see reasonable situations in which knowing where a nearby police officer is would be beneficial to a law abiding citizen, i.e. a teenager walking alone who feels thinks they are being followed could be reassured by knowing they can go up and over 1 block and locate an officer. On the other hand, I can see some potential downsides, which is why I am undecided.

Either way, I don't think recognizing that there are issues with abuse of power in law enforcement agencies means that one is living in an ivory tower. There are good and bad in all groups of people. She might have overstated the issue a bit, but It's really not worth verbally attacking someone.
Veskus
on 01/28/15
1CASH liked this  
People who are saying "Why would you want to track them" and "Only criminals would want to track them"
I'm willing to bet money an all of you being white, cisgendered, and not visibly LGBTQA. Unfortunately, police officers are not so kind to people of minorities especially with all of the recent messes. Keeping track of them is good for people who need to stay safe. Not to mention, should a cop try to pull someone over or put someone in a position where they feel unsafe, this would help with validating that an officer is actually police rather then someone posing ( Which also happens ).
AZGazelle7
on 01/28/15
debbcat liked this  
Only criminals want to know where Officers are!
MizzMoneypenny2u
on 01/28/15
Veskus liked this  
Not true.
debbcat
on 01/28/15
What like you called 911 and you want to know where they are??? It's not like a pizza tracker
MizzMoneypenny2u
on 01/28/15
The tracking on WAZE is just to bust speed traps. Those are all about REVENUE and not law enforcement. They want it turned off because of MONEY. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with police or public safety.
BrendaSmith1962
on 01/28/15
I'm undecided. Doesn't really matter to me. I'm more curious about which "Undecided" will be chosen more.
kimart4974
on 01/28/15
bigmama315 and 4 others liked this  
I do not think anyone should be allowed to track another person, be it a cop or a regular Citizen Joe. It makes me very uncomfortable knowing that someone can pick up their cell phone and pin point my exact where abouts!
AZGazelle7
on 01/28/15
countrywine and 1 others liked this  
What about Google Maps looking into EVERYONE'S backyard?? Talk about invasion of privacy.
leemckee05
on 01/28/15
I'm completely with you there. That's why I turned off the gps locator on my cell and I also have mobile data off so it can't communicate while I'm away from the house, although I'm sure they still can track me another way -- it seems that they are constantly trying to find new ways to keep tabs on everyone.
MizzMoneypenny2u
on 01/28/15
countrywine liked this  
It seems that every time someone goes missing, they always say - his cell pinged on this tower or that tower, so we know he was in that area at 2 am, etc. I don't think turning off GPS tracking changes that, because I think the pings are your phone looking for service - with or without GPS.
JeeMeeRay
on 01/28/15
Has it's pros and cons
bigmama315
on 01/28/15
Why would we even want to track a cops movements? Most people don't care, and the ones who want to harm them would know just where to go! It seems a little dangerous given the current feelings about cops by certain factions.
ethieda
on 01/28/15
countrywine liked this  
"I'm undecided" about being "undecided" still.
HollywoodTwins7
on 01/28/15
Wondering if wardbooster9 clicked undecided...and if so, which one?
baileyswagger
on 01/28/15
Only criminals would want to know where a cop was if there was a hostage situation the hostage taker could use it to take out the people trying to rescue the hostages this is a severe risk to public safety because of criminals using it to there advantage.
baileyswagger
on 01/28/15
Sorry I'm mean their oops...
danisaves
on 01/28/15
pandasue liked this  
I'm undecided which "I'm undecided" to decide on.
RJT378
on 01/28/15
There is no clear, right answer. I respect the job but also recognize it is inherently dangerous. This has positives and drawbacks. Probably more drawbacks than positives, though.
necapricorn
on 01/28/15
pandasue and 4 others liked this  
This is a serious (not sarcastic) question.... WHY do we have a right to know?
mgtheman
on 01/28/15
AislynnMidnight liked this  
Because the basic concept of liberty rests on the government being subject to the control and will of the people, not the other way around.
chelseagirlky
on 01/28/15
Churro67 and 1 others liked this  
As taxpayers, we have a right to see how our money is being spent. I would prefer a visible police presence who is doing something positive in their community to benefit it rather than paranoid cops who cower behind corners and assume everyone is out to get them. Having them visible helps prevent crime instead of having them wait until a crime is committed and then go to work. Also, it would be good for people to know where they are instead we NEED their assistance, to have someone to run to instead of being victimized because no one was there for them.

If cops aren't guilty of anyone, why should they hide from citizens?
AZGazelle7
on 01/28/15
EspurrLoverx3 liked this  
How about calling 911 if you need help?? What a concept that is, calling 911 and getting an Officer sent directly to the problem?!?! Wow! Maybe somebody should try doing that?

I bet you are one of 'those' people who say to the Officer when you are pulled over, "Why don't you go catch real criminals instead of harassing innocent people like me!" Or are you one of those 'girls' who try to get out of a ticket by crying???

You are so ignorant, you really are! Why don't you go for a ride along with your local PD and see what real life is all about instead of living in your ivory tower!!
Fuji420
on 01/28/15
itssbambiibroo and 1 others liked this  
Serious question here? Why does the government have a right to spy, record, and know our every move,if you dont think they do it,read up on TSA.
COCOCHANEL461
on 01/28/15
pandasue and 2 others liked this  
I think Google should disable this navigational app because it present a problem for the safety of the citizens and police. It's doesn't make since for this type of information to accessible to the criminal.
tc28376
on 01/28/15
pandasue liked this  
i fully agree, you are the only one in here that has any compassion for anybody. all these other people only care for themselves and nobody elses lifes. Kudos to you my Friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LoveToSing
on 01/28/15
EspurrLoverx3 liked this  
if you're doing something wrong - the cops should know! if you know where the cops are, you would just obey the rules when you know they're around and then continue when you're away from them? is that what police are for?
jserramcorder
on 01/28/15
mandac424 and 1 others liked this  
I'm undecided but not sure if it is the 24 % or the 8%. Sure are a lot of typos on sb lately...
Halie2004
on 01/28/15
mandac424 and 4 others liked this  
this is a double edge sword, it could reassure the good guys, but help the bad guys. Truthfully I was unaware of it.
CaptainGinyu
on 01/28/15
JasoMaster liked this  
Why are there 2 options for undecided? :P
Kenster73
on 01/28/15
There are far easier ways to find, locate or draw cops. They just don't want to lose all that income from traffic violations. This is total B.S.
saraferrell
on 01/28/15
AZGazelle7 liked this  
If law enforcement officials have a legitimate reason to not want this, then THEY'RE THE POLICE. DO WHAT THEY SAY!
midnightspy64
on 01/28/15
stacyj913 liked this  
I wouldn't call that feature "cop tracking." It's a casual, "Hey, someone saw a cop in this upcoming area and it might still be there, so be conscious of your speed."And more often than not, there is no longer a cop there.
leemckee05
on 01/28/15
I'm not sure what Waze is but personally I don't think Google (or anyone else) should be tracking and exposing anyone's whereabouts! Personally, I have no desire to let everyone know where I am at all times which is why I have the gps locator turned off on my phone.
msucura
on 01/28/15
the app is a great idea if you go see it its hands free and you let people in your circle know how traffic is on certain roads more like a cb radio type thing...
papadsgirls
on 01/28/15
I take it none of yall have LEO's in your family! No I don't want anyone to be able to follow where the LEO's are!
CaptainCatRageus
on 01/28/15
mandac424 and 8 others liked this  
i'm undecided about which " I'm undecided" to choose from!!!!
katlnhat
on 01/28/15
Put information in the wrong ears and there's always trouble.
slytherinjen76
on 01/28/15
AlphaSh0ck and 2 others liked this  
If you're not breaking the law, then there's no need to be paranoid about a cop nearby
DaddyEvil
on 01/28/15
mhalbrook and 1 others liked this  
I'm more worried about the cop's safety than what the cop may be doing nearby.
stacyj913
on 01/28/15
RebelRebelJen and 2 others liked this  
You don't have to be intentionally breaking the law to get caught in a speed trap, etc. I don't really think it's being "paranoid."
PWolfe
on 01/28/15
mandac424 and 1 others liked this  
First I have heard of this so I guess I am undecided... x2?
Fuji420
on 01/28/15
Kenster73 liked this  
The government spies,tracks,records us,but we are unable too them?And this is a free country?
dinkbinkleman
on 01/28/15
Fuji420 liked this  
The govt tracks & records us with all the traffic cameras using license plate recognition.
RaynaGrimm
on 01/28/15
grandmatweety liked this  
i dont think criminals should know that the cops are near. and what if someone is out to just kill cops? good job google you just aided a cop massacre
clinkyri1
on 01/28/15
mandac424 and 13 others liked this  
2 "undecided" answers? I can't decide which one to choose...
Adylure
on 01/28/15
..what?
EP4ever
on 01/28/15
grandmatweety and 3 others liked this  
First I've heard of any of it.
youreyes2see
on 01/28/15
grandmatweety liked this  
build another software that will block this one..
That is what all this is, a battle of technology coding..
come on.. this is the next challenge..
SwagMonkey777
on 01/28/15
mandac424 and 20 others liked this  
I'm both undecided and undecided

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