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Smart phones used to track writers in LA

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Smart phones used to track graffiti vandals in Los Angeles

 

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Law enforcement agencies are now using smart phones to track and arrest graffiti vandals in Los Angeles, a newspaper report said on Saturday.

The graffiti-tracking program, spearheaded by the Tracking and Automated Graffiti Removal System, or TAGRS, allows graffiti- cleaning crews equipped with smart phones to photograph the markings and upload them to a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) database, the Los Angeles Times said.

The photos are used to gather evidence for prosecution and restitution, the paper quoted city officials as saying.

Once the graffiti suspects' identities are discovered, the information is added to the TAGRS database and may eventually uncover incidents involving the same suspects, the paper said.

The LAPD launched a pilot project in 2009 in Van Nuys near Los Angeles, modeling its version on one run by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, according to the report.

The program is now anchored at four LAPD stations, Van Nuys, Hollenbeck, Central and Harbor, said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's spokeswoman Casey Hernandez.

Los Angeles spends about 10 million dollars a year cleaning up graffiti, Hernandez said.

 

 

 

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-03/06/c_13763077.htm

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I am literally taking a break from sex and chain smoking to say that this is a non-story.

 

I was hoping I could come in and say that graffiti writers need to stop being so goddamn social.

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well maybe they shouldn't be doing graffiti in the first place, its illegal for a reason you know.

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now isnt that smart? taking graff pics with "smart" phones.

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Soooo all this means is that "graffiti- cleaning crews" are taking pictures with location information with their cell phones?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not like you could do the same thing with a camera and a map.

 

 

Oh, wait.....

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Soooo all this means is that "graffiti- cleaning crews" are taking pictures with location information with their cell phones?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not like you could do the same thing with a camera and a map.

 

 

Oh, wait.....

 

 

RTA. They are taking pics which are uploaded into a police database and used

to compile evidence (and make a case) against writers who have their identities

discovered.

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this isn't exactly a new technique. (see: Boston)

they are just using phones now.

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I have this joint clipped, and I don't have a lighter. Stove is electric, not viable.

 

Isn't a 3 month sentence standard in Cali for Graff? For a 'liberal' state they seem pretty vicious towards their criminal element, even if it's a non-violent crime (gr4ffin'.)

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this isn't exactly a new technique. (see: Boston)

they are just using phones now.

 

 

Just a good example of technology being used in a fucked up fashion.

Consider this: GPS tagged photos show general area of where a particular

writer paints, narrow it down, discover identity, bust.

 

 

Gat: get a burner red hot and light it, son.

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I don't see how this is different than any other database other than that the pics and loc are uploaded via the net on a phone.

 

Bottom line is they still got to catch you first!!

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I don't see how this is different than any other database other than that the pics and loc are uploaded via the net on a phone.

 

Bottom line is they still got to catch you first!!

 

 

 

I'm just glad they don't buttfuck you when they arrest you. That would be terrible.

 

 

/needs to smoke herb, stat

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Peep this:

 

Las Vegas has extended this concept to civilian cell phone hero's now.

Download their graffiti app (iphone and droid), take a geotagged photo.

The photo goes straight to their database then two things happen.

Buff squad comes to buff automatically and the VS has the photo stored.

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That sucks. I wonder if you could send them a corrupted pic with a virus in it

so that as soon as it's opened it starts erasing their db?

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There would be a backup of the db, of course...Maybe a time released virus... I really should have concentrated on learning to code when I was younger.

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Las Vegas has extended this concept to civilian cell phone hero's now.

Download their graffiti app (iphone and droid), take a geotagged photo.

The photo goes straight to their database then two things happen.

Buff squad comes to buff automatically and the VS has the photo stored.

 

Nnnnnnow we're talking a little more revolutionary.

 

Ouch.

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my prediction:

graffitis going to evolve into this crazy cat and mouse game..where a writers writing random words each time instead of sticking to one..but then the vandalsquad will have the crayz algorithms to id niggas based on the stylistics of it..

 

but then in retaliationa ll the writers in teh world will start writing the same one word in teh same style....

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my prediction:

graffitis going to evolve into this crazy cat and mouse game..where a writers writing random words each time instead of sticking to one..but then the vandalsquad will have the crayz algorithms to id niggas based on the stylistics of it..

 

but then in retaliationa ll the writers in teh world will start writing the same one word in teh same style....

 

 

 

By the time anything like that happens, there will be so many cameras that it won't be necessary. You'll be on camera a minimum of 50 times by the time you walk a block away from your house.

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TAGRS

 

 

The new system installed in the projects is called....no, I can't do it.

 

Ok, I can. North American Ghetto Recon Surveillance

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