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« Reply #135 on: November 29, 2017, 12:42:07 pm »


Jail.   It is amazing how fast one comes up with cash - mostly from family and close friends - when one is sitting downtown in lock up.



Yeah - I'll have to call bollocks on that one.
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« Reply #136 on: November 29, 2017, 01:38:01 pm »

Yeah - I'll have to call bollocks on that one.


You never had a family member or friend call at 2:00 am asking for bail..??

Lucky you!   I say let them sit - won't get it from me.  If they are grown up enough to get themselves into that, they are grown up enough to get themselves out of it.  They will cut 'em loose in a few hours anyway on OR...too much overcrowding to keep them for long.

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« Reply #137 on: November 30, 2017, 08:41:47 am »

Then there's Gaspar's media scenario:

"We are interested in a flattering story about our ____ program, would you be interested in writing it?"
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Not far from the truth....

http://www.fox23.com/news/broken-arrow-police-track-down-possible-clients-after-prostitution-hiv-spreading-bust/655173517
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    Dear (REDACTED),

    On October 31, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m. a (REDACTED) registered in your name with Oklahoma license plate (REDACTED) was observed at 804 C South 9th Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which is an area of concern about crimes that affect quality of life, including prostitution. The police department is actively addressing chronic pr oblems in the community through criminal investigations, surveillance, patrols, and Neighborhood Watch programs. For the public's safety, we encourage everyone to be aware of his or her surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to 911. If you no longer own the above vehicle or if this notice was sent in error, please disregard it.

    The Broken Arrow Police Department recently arrested an employee of this business for knowingly transmitting an infectious disease.

    The Broken Arrow Police Department is working closely with citizens to improve the quality of life in our community. If you have any questions or would like more information about our efforts to reduce crime, fear and disorder in Broken Arrow, please call the Special Investigations Unit at 918-451-8200 ext. 8793.
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« Reply #138 on: November 30, 2017, 10:01:53 am »

Not far from the truth....

http://www.fox23.com/news/broken-arrow-police-track-down-possible-clients-after-prostitution-hiv-spreading-bust/655173517
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    Dear (REDACTED),

    On October 31, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m. a (REDACTED) registered in your name with Oklahoma license plate (REDACTED) was observed at 804 C South 9th Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which is an area of concern about crimes that affect quality of life, including prostitution. The police department is actively addressing chronic problems in the community through criminal investigations, surveillance, patrols, and Neighborhood Watch programs. For the public's safety, we encourage everyone to be aware of his or her surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to 911. If you no longer own the above vehicle or if this notice was sent in error, please disregard it.
   


It looks like Fox23 buried the lead... that happens when you cut-and-paste media handouts and call it reporting.
The underlying story is only a few steps removed from:

An FBI affidavit made public yesterday in court identified (Police lieutenant Jeffery Scott) Stowe as the person who had attempted to extort $10,000 from a married man after the man visited the Follies Theater, a gay bar in Southeast Washington, in September.

The affidavit also alleges that Stowe used a law enforcement computer system to identify the man and at least two others who visited the club through their automobile license plates.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/library/dc/dcpolice/stories/stowe25.htm
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« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2017, 10:41:34 am »

The courts have ruled that the license plate data of millions of law-abiding drivers, collected indiscriminately by police across the state, are not “investigative records” that law enforcement can keep secret.

California’s highest court ruled that the collection of license plate data isn’t targeted at any particular crime, so the records couldn’t be considered part of a police investigation.

 “The Supreme Court recognized that California’s sweeping public records exemption for police investigations doesn’t cover mass collection of data by police, like the automated scanning of license plates in this case. The Court also recognized that mere speculation by police on the harms that might result from releasing information can’t defeat the public’s strong interest in understanding how police surveillance impacts privacy."

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/electronic-frontier-foundation-aclu-win-court-ruling-police-cant-keep-license-plate
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