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  • What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.

    If they're not doing anything wrong what are they afraid of? Don't cops like that line?
  • That sort of thing could be a hell of a benefit in coordinating a response. Shame the cops are too shady and scared to use it.
  • feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS.


    I'm more of the opinion WHY ARE YOU WASTING $50,000 tax dollars to build a GPS tracking system. There's uninsured people out there. WTF. This could all be helping people pay medical bills.
  • Well, Beverly Hills has this. I saw that on "Beverly Hills Cop". So, rich people have it, why not Lowell, MA.
  • doglover: feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS.

    I'm more of the opinion WHY ARE YOU WASTING $50,000 tax dollars to build a GPS tracking system. There's uninsured people out there. WTF. This could all be helping people pay medical bills.


    RTFA man, not a cent of the taxpayers money is being spent on this shiat, they stole this cash from people who had a bag of pot in their car you frigging moron!
  • oh wait i forgot the punchline in there, i thought I had one too, damm
  • feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.

    If they're not doing anything wrong what are they afraid of? Don't cops like that line?


    There's a local cop around here who spends seven hours a day at 7-11.  If I go to work late and come home early he's in the parking lot either napping or reading a newspaper.  He doesn't even pretend to work.

    I imagine he'd get fired pretty quickly if his car had GPS.
  • feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.

    If they're not doing anything wrong what are they afraid of? Don't cops like that line?


    Welcome to Massachusetts*!

    *Bring money
  • It costs unions next to nothing to make $50,000 in taxpayer stolen money to be a total waste.
  • But two city unions are blocking the project because they want assurances the data will be used for public safety and not discipline.

    how do you know that your cops are a bunch of criminals? their union is worried that you might discipline them. assholes
  • but seriously
    all public employees should be GPS monitored 24hrs a day.
    it would be great for solving a ton of crimes
  • Somebody I know drives a school bus in our town. She did her job, picked up and dropped off kids at school. At lunch she goes home, or whatever to wait for the afternoon rides or sometimes she's on-call. She parks her bus in the middle of town, at a gym and goes in to get some cardio.

    Some nitwit calls the city asking why they're paying for a city employee to go to the gym.
  • feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.

    If they're not doing anything wrong what are they afraid of? Don't cops like that line?


    Can't have supervisors finding out they're all at the donut shop.
  • jaylectricity: Somebody I know drives a school bus in our town. She did her job, picked up and dropped off kids at school. At lunch she goes home, or whatever to wait for the afternoon rides or sometimes she's on-call. She parks her bus in the middle of town, at a gym and goes in to get some cardio.

    Some nitwit calls the city asking why they're paying for a city employee to go to the gym.


    Although it's stupid to make that call to get someone fired, this is a different story.
  • I love this: "But two city unions are blocking the project because they want assurances the data will be used for public safety and not discipline." Yep, their issue with it is that they know they are breaking the rules and they'd get in trouble.
  • FTA: "Lynch and Lavallee announced the initiative after a cruiser was stolen in the Highlands by Ricky Sin of Lowell. Sin pleaded guilty to several charges, including larceny of a motor vehicle."


    A great name for pillow talk.
  • fusillade762: feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.

    If they're not doing anything wrong what are they afraid of? Don't cops like that line?

    Can't have supervisors finding out they're all at the donut shop.


    I know the donut shop is the stereotype, but I always see them at Starbuck's and Chipotle and they never appreciate it when I ask if they can say something to the people parked in the yellow zone.
  • Oh fark off, pigs.  Put your leashes on, you have nothing to hide.
  • feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.

    If they're not doing anything wrong what are they afraid of? Don't cops like that line?


    Same thing could be said for the Patriot Act, you commie.
  • In all seriousness, this is about one-half cops scared the brass will find out they're outside their patrol areas snoozing or taking trips to Boston (or wherever the hell Lowell cops go when they're on the late shift), one-quarter cops who really are doing something wrong shiatting their pants because they know it's only a matter of time before they get caught behind the local crack house or brothel; and one-quarter union reps who could care less about either of the former and are just saying "Cool, something different! Let's make it a contract issue!"
  • doglover: feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS.

    I'm more of the opinion WHY ARE YOU WASTING $50,000 tax dollars to build a GPS tracking system. There's uninsured people out there. WTF. This could all be helping people pay medical bills.


    $50k is dirt cheap.


    I doubt it costs that little.
  • feckingmorons: What are they doing on the taxpayer's time that should not be tracked by GPS. If you're at home for half the day it should be used for discipline.


    I agree, The union should be more concerned with making sure their people are treated fairly than protected from consequences of doing wrong.


    The only possible objection I could see is if the cops are allowed to use their vehicles for personal use. I'm not sure if cops in my town can drive them wherever they want for personal use, but they do drive them home.

    For about a year I had 2 cops who parked their cars in full view close to my house. Now there's only one but another one just moved in around the corner.

    Now if you're a burglar do you rob the homes with cop cars parked close to them or do you move on to another neighborhood?

    But I'm rambling.....and this probably doesn't even apply here.

    II wish the article mentioned something like how many cop cars were outfitted with GPS equipment. You know, maybe they could explain why it cost that much. GPS systems are cheap. Anyone with a smartphone probably has GPS. Then you just have to transmit data in close to real time to a central point and it shouldn't be too difficult to plot them all on a farking map. $50,000 seems a bit steep but without details I can't say for sure.
  • bullshiat like this only serves reinforce my disapprobation for public unions, especially of police unions.


    /I'd support a constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right to form a public union and collectively bargain against the people as long as it simultaneously prohibited the formation of police unions.
  • So, the police can set up a false cell station to track any and all of us, without a warrant, but tracking the police cars themselves is out of the question.  Ah, police unions.
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