SSCC #505 – Ovideo

And yet the temptation of looking up a relative, a celebrity’s address or a romantic interest is too great for some law enforcers.

In November, an internal Oviedo police investigation found one of the agency’s officers made unauthorized searches in D.A.V.I.D. to look up a local bank teller he was reportedly flirting with.

Oviedo police reports said Sgt. Dwayne Walker, who resigned amid the probe, used his D.A.V.I.D. account to run 19 separate searches using the first name of the bank teller and her race as part of the search criteria.

Overall the rates of misuse have risen 400% since 2011.  Think about that the next time the police say they need some database to help do their job better.

What they really mean is they want to make stalkers with a badge have an easier time stalking their victims.  Any database of citizens will be misused, so why make it in the first place?  Sure it may start with “good intentions” like most things, but is it actually necessary?

State Sponsored Criminal #505: Dwayne Walker

Because if you’re a law abiding citizen you have nothing to hide from a stalker with a badge right?

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

2 Responses to SSCC #505 – Ovideo

  1. Old NFO says:

    This one gives me the chills… for the very reasons you posted…