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   If a cop looks up your driver's license record without a good reason you could win a million dollars. Well, you couldn't, but she did

06 Nov 2012 05:30 PM   |   18624 clicks   |   Wired
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Silly Jesus     
OMG Someone looked at my driver's license photo! It's going to take at least $1M for me to get over this emotional trauma!

06 Nov 2012 04:23 PM
snuff3r     
Wow, that seems a little excessive.

And by a little i mean a farking lot.

06 Nov 2012 04:51 PM
Treygreen13     
Gary Busey already has enough money.

06 Nov 2012 05:34 PM
Talos     
Well, she's cute, but not that cute. Cops really that hard up?

06 Nov 2012 05:35 PM
pup.socket     
article is worthless.

06 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
cookiefleck    [TotalFark]  
Wasn't there a creepy cop rapist from illinois who did that to stalk victims? And that's really friggin illegal!

06 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
Phony_Soldier     
Police officers, please stop breaking the law.

06 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
Nexzus     
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/Kinda begs for a caption contest.

06 Nov 2012 05:38 PM
Rreal     
while that dollar amount sounds alarmingly high, if you read the article, they were abusing the police database, looking up her picture for non-police related duties.

That shiat -is- frowned upon, and is quite illegal.

06 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
wademh     
So the issue is she had a B00B job and was a carpenter'd dream in her photo. Did I get that right?

06 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
I just *KNEW* there was something crooked behind the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes...

06 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
Mr.Hawk     

Nexzus: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]
/Kinda begs for a caption contest.



I guess you think you're... you know, like an authority figure, with that stupid farkin' uniform, huh buddy? King clip-on-tie there, big farkin' man, huh? You know these are the limits of your life, man. The rule of your little farkin' gate here. Here's your four dollars, you pathetic piece of shiat.


/I dunno why, but her smile reminded me of Fargo...
//Quote doesn't even make sense for here

06 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
how iz this illegal??

06 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
EViLTeW     
If only there were some random services that allowed you to store and share images quasi-anonymously
Maybe then one person could have grabbed it
Giving out a url probably would've been cheaper
Unless they supoena'd said service for image view counts
Really, the amount of money is a tad excessive for someone viewing a DL photo.
... Not like it was porn
Curiosity does make me wonder what the photo looks like, though
Oh well,
Maybe someone will post it on imgur.com

06 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
Apos     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I just *KNEW* there was something crooked behind the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes...


We have a winner. And welcome back!

06 Nov 2012 05:44 PM
TXEric     

Treygreen13: Gary Busey already has enough money.


This must be her family?

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06 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
The more you eat the more you fart     
Probable cause and all.

It would be like someone in the medical profession going back and pulling all of your old medical records for absolutely no reason.

Unless there's a specific reason for it (curiosity doesnt count), its illegal and an invasion of a person's private information.

06 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
sjcousins     
Fta: "Rasmusson... who was known by colleagues as "Bubbles" because of her effusive personality"

Yeah right.

06 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
vicioushobbit     

Jon iz teh kewl: how iz this illegal??


It's illegal if there is a law against it and you do it anyway.

Article says why the law is there.

-_-*

06 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     
So, they looked up your pic that is on a database that any law enforcement officer or anyone with access could get to..and did noting wrong with it..besides look? And that's a million bucks?

/wow

06 Nov 2012 05:47 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Apos: We have a winner.


You're saying... I may already *be* one??? :D


Apos: And welcome back!


*tips hat*

Much obliged, amigo - thanks kindly!

06 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
DarkSoulNoHope     
fta: Rasmusson, a former police officer with the St. Paul Police Department, who was known by colleagues as "Bubbles" because of her effusive personality

Seems like she's back in town and needs your new phone number.

06 Nov 2012 05:51 PM
Sticky Hands    [TotalFark]  
folks was all "no big deal" when it was Mr Catch 'em, Cook 'em and Eat 'em... why the outrage now?

06 Nov 2012 05:51 PM
Mr.Hawk     
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/I think I would be looking her up as well!

06 Nov 2012 05:52 PM
Mr. Carpenter     

snuff3r: Wow, that seems a little excessive.

And by a little i mean a farking lot.


If you read the article you'd know that the fine for illegally accessing the database of confidential information is only $2500 per infraction which is actually more than reasonable and possibly even a little bit low considering what kinds of abuses this can lead to.

The reason the total fine is so much money is because numerous departments had abused the database hundreds and hundreds of times. Saying it shouldn't be so high is like saying "I already got ticketed for going 120MPH in a 45, you can't ticket me again for doing that!"

06 Nov 2012 05:53 PM
Theaetetus     

Rreal: while that dollar amount sounds alarmingly high, if you read the article, they were abusing the police database, looking up her picture for non-police related duties.

That shiat -is- frowned upon, and is quite illegal.


It gets worse, too... According to one of the articles linked in this one:
Rasmusson also began receiving unsolicited dating offers from cops. An officer she'd met briefly years before texted her asking if she'd like to go boating. Confused by such a forward invitation from someone she could barely remember, she texted back, "I think you have the wrong Anne."

Moments later, the reply arrived: "I've definitely got the right Anne."

She politely declined.

Before long, she stopped seeing a man she'd been out with a couple of times. He didn't take it well, and continued calling, even cruising by her house. In a series of texts, the man said his friend, another police officer, had "filled him in" on her past, her dating life, and even the kind of car she was driving.

She told him never to contact her again.


This isn't just "hurr durr she's hot" but "let's all harass and stalk her," particularly because some of the surrounding context - she was a cop and had left the force after an injury, she was married to another cop and they divorced shortly before this all started, etc.

06 Nov 2012 05:53 PM
SnyderCat     
OMG

I didn't even know about my drivers license record..

How about that criminal record???

/csb

Love it or leave it ROFLMAO

06 Nov 2012 05:53 PM
Amusement     

Nexzus: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]
/Kinda begs for a caption contest.


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06 Nov 2012 05:54 PM
Godscrack     
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She does have that 'special' slant about her eyes.

But she's a cop, so I sure she fits right in.

06 Nov 2012 05:54 PM
SnyderCat     

DarkSoulNoHope: fta: Rasmusson, a former police officer with the St. Paul Police Department, who was known by colleagues as "Bubbles" because of her effusive personality

Seems like she's back in town and needs your new phone number.


No thanks.

I have an Army Ranger for now and forever.

The cops.....

I have nothing more to say. I'm taking the 5th.

06 Nov 2012 05:55 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  
Well, you have to admit, that's quite a makeover:

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One officer told investigators that he'd been out on patrol one day when his supervisor called his cellphone to tell him he should check out Rasmusson's record. When investigators asked why he was told this, the officer replied, "to look at her picture, um, and this had something, I believe the conversation surrounded plastic surgery that she had done."

06 Nov 2012 05:56 PM
damaje     
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06 Nov 2012 05:56 PM
Another Government Employee     

Nexzus: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]
/Kinda begs for a caption contest.


Buttsecks?

06 Nov 2012 05:57 PM
KrispyKritter     
meanwhile all you Farkettes and all our ex-girlfriends, ex-wives, GF's, wives, moms, sisters, aunts, nieces and every other female who has been trolled by men in police uniforms that pulled them over just to try and hit on them - you get nothing.

06 Nov 2012 05:57 PM
SnyderCat     

The more you eat the more you fart: Probable cause and all.

It would be like someone in the medical profession going back and pulling all of your old medical records for absolutely no reason.

Unless there's a specific reason for it (curiosity doesnt count), its illegal and an invasion of a person's private information.


They did that too....

Wonder how many billions that is worth?

06 Nov 2012 05:57 PM
WordyGrrl     

Silly Jesus: OMG Someone looked at my driver's license photo! It's going to take at least $1M for me to get over this emotional trauma!


Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.

06 Nov 2012 05:57 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
Isn't this like 6 mos old?

06 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

Mr. Carpenter: The reason the total fine is so much money is because numerous departments had abused the database hundreds and hundreds of times. Saying it shouldn't be so high is like saying "I already got ticketed for going 120MPH in a 45, you can't ticket me again for doing that!"


Yeah. FTA: "Further investigation revealed that 104 officers in 18 different agencies across the state had accessed her driver's license record 425 times..."

When it's gone that far, you may as well resort to decimation.

06 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
SnyderCat     

cookiefleck: Wasn't there a creepy cop rapist from illinois who did that to stalk victims? And that's really friggin illegal!


He was from Chicago.

I think he was in the Senate or something.

Don't quote me on that though.

06 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

vicioushobbit: Jon iz teh kewl: how iz this illegal??

It's illegal if there is a law against it and you do it anyway.

Article says why the law is there.

-_-*


don't u mean "sez"?? instead of says

06 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

WordyGrrl: Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.


I expect this premise to crack the top 10 of the country music charts somehow...

06 Nov 2012 05:59 PM
Theaetetus     

freewill: Mr. Carpenter: The reason the total fine is so much money is because numerous departments had abused the database hundreds and hundreds of times. Saying it shouldn't be so high is like saying "I already got ticketed for going 120MPH in a 45, you can't ticket me again for doing that!"

Yeah. FTA: "Further investigation revealed that 104 officers in 18 different agencies across the state had accessed her driver's license record 425 times..."

When it's gone that far, you may as well resort to decimation.


According to the other article, the statute requires fines of $2500 per instance of access, so that's $1M right there.

06 Nov 2012 05:59 PM
Godscrack     
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06 Nov 2012 05:59 PM
Apos     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: We have a winner.

You're saying... I may already *be* one??? :D


Apos: And welcome back!

*tips hat*

Much obliged, amigo - thanks kindly!


Don't mention it. :)

06 Nov 2012 05:59 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

WordyGrrl: Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.


Yup. An unusually attractive acquaintance of mine was the subject of a New York Times article on the struggles of Manhattan renters. For some reason, they thought it was appropriate to publish her photo, the address of her building, and the floor she was living on.

She was creeped out about it for months.

06 Nov 2012 06:00 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

Another Government Employee: Nexzus: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]
/Kinda begs for a caption contest.

Buttsecks?


Clenis!

06 Nov 2012 06:03 PM
Dwangerous     
What a bunch of farking d-bags, these frat boy biatches probably had a running pool to see who could nail her. These cops can't even be trusted to respect the privacy their own how the hell can they be trusted to protect a citizen. Every one these guys should at the very least be held personally responsible for the financial hit the state will take on behalf of their action

No I'm not "white knighting" her, I just look for any excuse to remind people that most cops are nothing more than a gang with cool cars and weapons, the only difference being the spiffy matching uniforms.

06 Nov 2012 06:03 PM
SnyderCat     

freewill: WordyGrrl: Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.

Yup. An unusually attractive acquaintance of mine was the subject of a New York Times article on the struggles of Manhattan renters. For some reason, they thought it was appropriate to publish her photo, the address of her building, and the floor she was living on.

She was creeped out about it for months.


Exactly. There is nothing like being stalked by cops, firefighters, military, politicians.

It will give you nightmares for years.

Unless you are bunked safely every night.

Thankfully, I am.

06 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
Theaetetus     
I think it would only be fair if they published those cops' names, photos, phone numbers, and home addresses.

/"But you can't do that! It's dangerous! They'll be targeted!"
"Exactly."

06 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
I May Be Crazy But...     

freewill: WordyGrrl: Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.

Yup. An unusually attractive acquaintance of mine was the subject of a New York Times article on the struggles of Manhattan renters. For some reason, they thought it was appropriate to publish her photo, the address of her building, and the floor she was living on.

She was creeped out about it for months.


So where's the link to the story?

/Did I get the wrong message away from your post?

06 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
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