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Ricky Davis was a burglar in the north Chattanooga area, but when local law enforcement agents used a GPS tracking system to monitor his personal vehicle and document his travels in order to build a case against him they made one critical error: getting a warrant. Yes the vehicle tracking system proved with concrete certainty Davis was near the scene of a string of burglaries that occurred, but none of that GPS tracking evidence would be admitted as evidence because probable cause was never first established to justify tracking Davis. The career criminal found a loop hole, beat the system and was free to go. Unfortunately, stupid is as stupid does.
Davis has been arrested again for his involvement in a new string of burglaries, and although he was able to negate the GPS tracking system evidence before, now a number of eye witnesses would be the key evidence in obtaining a conviction.
In 2010, law enforcement officers witnessed Davis engaging in suspicious behavior, walking up to homes and checking doors to see if they were locked. This led the police investigators to believe that Davis was likely the individual involved in a number of local home robberies. A case was built against Davis, search warrant was acquired and police discovered a number of stolen items in the home of the burglary suspect. He was arrested for aggravated burglary.
However, this was not the first time Davis had a run in with the law. Before this particular arrest, Davis received a five-year prison sentence for a string of robberies he committed in the North Chattanooga area. He ended up only serving four years in jail and was able to beat some of the other charges he was accused of that included additional robbery charges and rape.
Davis broke into the home of Curtis Sheppard, stealing his car keys and wallet. Davis, and another black male, were then seen getting into and driving off in the Lexus owned by Sheppard, which was parked outside his residence. During those same early morning hours two other home burglaries were reported to police. Interestingly enough, when police found the stolen Lexus a few days later the vehicle housed a number of contents stolen from the homes of the other reported burglaries.
A woman is frightened when she hears a loud sound coming from her kitchen. When she investigates the sound she discovers someone kicked in her kitchen door and stole an iPad along with other personal items of value. The woman used a GPS tracking app to locate the stolen iPad in real-time, which led police to a parked car. That car was also reported stolen and the owner of the vehicle was a victim of burglary. The stolen vehicle also housed a number of other items that were reported missing from other local burglaries.
Davis' finger prints were all over the stolen items found in the stolen vehicle.
Police were disappointed that Davis was able to beat previous burglary charges due to a technicality from the use of a GPS tracking system, but were very optimistic that with so much evidence and testimony from eye witnesses that Davis will be back behind bars where he belongs soon enough.Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 21:28
High speed pursuits often make for riveting live television but the reality is that when police chase bad guys trying to make a getaway the end result can sometimes be more horrific than the original crime committed. Sadly, there are numerous documented incidents where something as small as a simple traffic violation moves into a high speed police pursuit and ends with a bystander or other motorist getting seriously injured. This has caused many people to go as far to suggest that maybe police should not engage in high speed pursuits as some statistics show that the police chase is actually more of a hazard toward public safety. Thankfully, the way that police pursue fleeing criminals could change very soon with the help of a new GPS tracking system that was designed to provide law enforcement with a alternative and safe way to bring the bad guys to justice.
What police departments in cities all across the country are now beta testing is a GPS tracker known as the Starchase system. Described as a pursuit management tool, the Starchase system has one primary objective: to monitor locational information of suspects in real-time during a high speed car chase. How the tracking system works can be broken down into a three step process:
1. Police in pursuit of a vehicle use a cannon like device to essentially shoot a GPS tracker upon the fleeing automobile.
2. The GPS tracker system sticks to the fleeing automobile. The device then begins sending out various information based on GPS data such as speed, location and more.
3. The transmitted GPS tracking system data is then accessed remotely where police can track the vehicle from a computer or mobile communication device such as smart phone.
Police are keenly aware that high speed car chases have the potential to end in vehicle accidents, property damage or even bodily injury to innocent people. However, police also can't let simply commit a crime and leave without any fear of police pursuit, complicating the situation in a number of different ways. The goal is that the Starchase tracking system will significantly reduce a number of risks and dangers associated with police pursuits of fleeing criminals while also boosting the capture rate of suspects. With a real-time GPS tracking device monitoring a criminal's vehicle police would then be able to essentially disengage from pursuit while still following them with an eye in the sky. In the end, the goal is public safety and the Starchase tracking system certainly offers an alternative way for law enforcement to handle high speed car chases in a more modern and safe fashion.Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:43
Widely described as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is a destination spot for many honeymooners and couples in love. The main attraction of the Italian city are the gondola rides that transport couples throughout the city where roads are paved with water. With gondoliers serenading couples in love and kisses being shared under bridges, it is impossible not to see and feel the beauty of the city. Unfortunately, the popular tourist spot has seen a rapid rise in traffic on the waterways resulting in a variety of problems including accidents, one of which resulted in the death of European tourist recently. In a effort to unclog city waterways and provide an overall better experience for gondola riders, city officials in Venice have decided to move forward with the use of GPS tracking systems to monitor gondolas and other watercraft in hope it will improve maritime safety.
A couple months back in August while on the Grand Canal near the infamous historical site of the Rialto Bridge a man was killed due to what local investigators describe as negligence. The aftermath of the tragedy resulted in a couple gondoliers and a few vaporetti pilot is being investigated by law enforcement officials. The hope is that with better fleet management strategies through the use of GPS tracking systems that tragedies like the above mentioned become a thing of the past. City officials believe that eliminating accidents and reducing near misses among water taxis and other vessels with the help of GPS trackers will only help the local economy and increase the visitor experienced.
What the new GPS tracking system policy will do is make it mandatory that approximately 5,000 different vessels be equipped with GPS trackers. The GPS devices will determine the speed of water vessels, historical routes and other locational data that will be accompanied with time stamps. This new tracking system is thought to be much more detailed and reliable than the previous method in which gondolas and other watercraft were monitored (identification numbers outside of the boats similar to license plates). Along with the use of GPS tracking devices other measures will be taken to increase safety that include making it illegal for gondolas to line up alongside each other in rows to attract visiting tourists as well as removing some jetties that extend deep into the canals.
According to local reports the Venice waterways are frequently plagued with heavy traffic with over 2,000 boats, water taxis and gondolas passing under the famous Rialto Bridge roughly every 10 hours. This is a uncomfortably dangerous number that spikes even higher during the summer months when tourists flock to the Italian city at a rate of 60,000 per day!
A city official working in Venice explained that the local economy is essentially built and sustained on tourism, but that it's also important to preserve the natural beauty of the city that is often described as a museum. He said that balance was needed to improve safety, increase tourism and protect that city from such significant traffic. Hopefully, the GPS tracking systems will help improve conditions so romance can continue to blossom in Venice for generations to come.Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 22:36
Australia has been one of the very few nations in the world that has kept unemployment low and the economy relatively strong in the midst of a global slowdown. The Aussie dollar continues to be strong against many other global currencies, and with vast natural resources such as gold and silver being mined this trend should only continue. Unfortunately, with a growing economy comes some unique challenges. One of those challenges Australia is facing is land management practices that are leading to a direct decline in koala populations based upon new data gathered from GPS tracking systems.
What researchers at the University of Sydney did was conduct an experiment that monitored approximately 40 koala bears in the Gunnedah region using GPS tracking devices. The GPS trackers provided real-time tracking data showing the koala bears fed on eucalypts during the evening then escaped to find shelter from the hot temperatures during the day. The problem is that trees offering a shaded protection from the brutal Australian heat waves are being cut down in mass frequency, placing koala bears at an increased risk of dehydration or death from heat related illness. The rise in temperatures combined with loss of shaded trees that offer protection is something that is of great concern to researchers who monitor koala bear activity. In fact, a heat wave that struck Australia roughly 5 years ago killed nearly 25% of the koala bears being monitored by the University! This is very alarming, especially with data showing warmer weather will likely increase due to human activity.
A researcher for the University of Sydney explained that the best thing people can do to help koala bear populations is by maintaining or increasing the areas of shaded trees that offer protection from the sun for the animals. The researcher explained that large trees provide shade and a mixture of nutrient requirements that help the beloved animal in Australia survive. Simply put, koala bears are large animals that live and take shelter in trees so if land management regulations and deforestation remove those trees the impact will be koala bear populations on the decline.
Researcher will continue to use GPS systems and other tools to monitor koala bear activity to better gauge how human interaction is impacting the animal populations. Hopefully, lawmakers and land management officials will recognize certain activity is having a negative impact on the koala bears along with other animal species resulting in more environmentally friendly legislation.Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 17:55
With the increase of technological tools and sharing of information, hackers everywhere have had an easier time accessing private and personal information of people. Whether it be through social networking channels such as Facebook, personal web cams or private chat rooms, hackers can strike any where at any time. Unfortunately, for a scumbag by the name of Jared Abrahams, the Federal Bureau of Investigation takes hacking and extortion very seriously, as the Temecula man found out when authorities raided his house and arrested him for hacking and extortion criminal acts.
Abrahams became the focus of an investigation that had become publicized after Cassidy Wolf, also known as Miss Teen USA, reported to authorities that her web cam and other personal and private data was stolen by the hacker. However, the theft of personal data was only the start of the problem because soon after the 19-year-old creep began telling Miss Teen USA along with other women whose computers he hacked that he would leak nude images and other potentially reputation damaging information if the women did not send him additional nude images, engage in video chats and other basically lonely guy creepy non-sense. Women from places all over the world including Russia, Canada and Ireland were victimized by the web cam hacker.
Abrahams had a pretty simple racket that involved cyber hacking into the web cams of unsuspecting women, blackmailing the women to send him more nude images and then posting the images online if the girls refused. He would harass the girls so harshly that Miss Teen USA even became emotional when discussing the investigation while conducting an interview on the Today show. Miss Teen USA even had her twitter image changed by the hacker and showed her multiple nude images he captured of the young pageant winner that he stole using her webcam.
Authorities investigating the matter went on to state that nearly ten women were targeted by Abrahams with one of the victims being as young as 17.
When law enforcement arrested Abrahams and began interviewing him the hacker opened up and took blame for his crimes. At Abrahams' residence the authorities discovered numerous forms of computer malware, hacking software, cellular communication devices and other technological systems used for cyber hacking. Agents also were able to verify that Abrahams used a popular forum shared by hackers that essenitally was used to brag about the type of hacking techniques he called upon to access the web cam of Miss Teen USA.
Abrahams is currently being held on bail and if he somehow posts the $50,000 bail amount he would be required to wear a GPS tracking system to monitor his every move. He would also not be allowed to use any computer devices unless it was for word described by the judge as "academic".Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 18:57