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August 26, 2012

A local iPad innovation in technocorrections for sex offenders

Though surely not as big a deal as a big patent win in court, Apple shareholders should be pleased by this local article from Georgia reporting on a new corrections use for one of its signature products.  The article is headlined "Sheriff deputies use iPads to make sex offender checks," and here are excerpts:

The Muscogee County Sheriff's office is stepping into the 21st century. Deputies working in the sex offender squad are getting new tools to make checks on sex offenders easier. It's out with the old and in with new technology. Muscogee County Sheriff Deputies with the Sex Offender Squad are using iPads to check up on sex offenders. Sheriff John Darr says the iPads will save time and eliminate an excessive paper trail.

"You've got some of these sex offenders that has files of fifty or more pages," Sheriff Darr said. "Now you are going to be able to put it all in one little area."

The new iPad fleet cost a little more than $2,000, which came from the U.S. Marshal's Department. For now, only two deputies will have access to the new technology. They will run checks on the 387 registered sex offenders in Muscogee County. "It makes it more persuasive in this day of technology juries expect us to be able to show them pictures of things, videos of things they want to see that," District Attorney Julia Slater said.

Each sex offender's information is logged into the iPad. Now all a deputy has to do is scroll through the pages of documents in each offender's file. If they break the law, District Attorney Julia Slater says they will be prosecuted.

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>"You've got some of these sex offenders that has files of fifty or more pages"

There's the problem. Unless the offender has 50 pages of conditions the purchase if iPads resolves nothing except staff can now idle away playing angry birds.

Posted by: Robert | Aug 26, 2012 2:48:14 PM

and if they just tell you to fuck off and get off their property!

all the laws covering sex offenders i've seen. require them to do mandatory in person updates at the local law enforcment shop and maybe reply to any documentation sent from the state lvl. I've never seen a one that demands they stand there while the fuckwad swat team scrolles through 50 pages of ANYTHING.

The state has no more legal right to show up at their home and bother them..than they do any other CITIZEN!

Posted by: rodsmith | Aug 26, 2012 10:47:17 PM

Microsoft has that beat.

Microsoft's crime-fighting tech for sale

Microsoft and NYPD launch a smart surveillance system,

by Bridget Carey
August 9, 2012 12:04 PM PDT

McKayla is not impressed with Thursday's big tech stories:

Microsoft helped develop a surveillance system for New York that pulls in information from video camera footage, 9-1-1 calls, radiation detectors and license plate readers, and analyzes the data in real-time to better fight crime and terrorism. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the program, known as the Domain Awareness System, and it will be available to law enforcement agencies around the world (New York earns 30 percent of sales revenue). It doesn't use face-recognition software, but even still, some critics are worried officers could abuse this technology and track citizens without obtaining a warrant. Bloomberg says this system just uses the existing cameras and sensors to help officers identify a trend and respond more quickly.


Posted by: 6079 | Aug 27, 2012 1:18:44 AM

What a horrendous waste of money! The registry solves nothing. It keeps tabs on people who, for the most part, pose no threat to society. It wastes millions, if not billions, of tax dollars and keeps not one person safe. Not one!

Posted by: NebraskaRXO | Aug 27, 2012 8:39:28 AM

People who are listed on these Registries should do all of us taxpayers a favor and never allow the criminal governments onto their properties. Registered Citizens are forced at the point of a gun to do certain things - they should do that and no more. That will save resources for all of us by keeping criminal governments from driving around all the time, messing with people. And that will surely reduce the subsequent retaliation for it. It will also allow the criminal governments to use those resources to instead do something that might actually help reduce crime.

I will continue to keep the criminal governments off of my properties. And of course I will continue to do everything legally possible to ensure that the Registries are much worse than just worthless. I had many children at my home all weekend. Guess who didn't bother us? Criminal governments and their terrorist supporters.

Perhaps this criminal government would have better served itself and grown itself larger if instead of buying the iPads it used that money to get the rest of its Registries started. They are missing a golden opportunity for themselves.

Posted by: FRegistryTerrorists | Aug 27, 2012 1:07:22 PM

they should also check those sheriffs Ipads regularly for illegal downloaded porn too....

Posted by: humbug | Aug 28, 2012 1:37:06 PM

Nice innovation. Its always better to keep an on the sex offenders. Thanks for the sharing the good post.

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Posted by: Jordan | Nov 1, 2012 1:13:04 AM

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