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Intel led policing
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 04, 2020 04:28PM
[projects.tampabay.com]

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco took office in 2011 with a bold plan: to create a cutting-edge intelligence program that could stop crime before it happened.

What he actually built was a system to continuously monitor and harass Pasco County residents, a Tampa Bay Times investigation has found.

First the Sheriff’s Office generates lists of people it considers likely to break the law, based on arrest histories, unspecified intelligence and arbitrary decisions by police analysts.

Then it sends deputies to find and interrogate anyone whose name appears, often without probable cause, a search warrant or evidence of a specific crime.

They swarm homes in the middle of the night, waking families and embarrassing people in front of their neighbors. They write tickets for missing mailbox numbers and overgrown grass, saddling residents with court dates and fines. They come again and again, making arrests for any reason they can.

One former deputy described the directive like this: “Make their lives miserable until they move or sue.”

In just five years, Nocco’s signature program has ensnared almost 1,000 people.

At least one in 10 were younger than 18, the Times found.

Some of the young people were labeled targets despite having only one or two arrests.



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Re: Intel led policing
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 05, 2020 09:57AM
It's less Minority Report and more zero-tolerance harassment and abuse of people snared by a criminal legal system designed to guarantee failure and generate profit.



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Re: Intel led policing
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 08, 2020 08:33AM
That is the exact opposite of what policing is supposed to be. Criminal behavior, really.
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