NYPD Uses Facial Recognition Software To Link Facebook Photo To Suspect
Updated: Friday, 16 Mar 2012, 5:20 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 16 Mar 2012, 5:20 PM EDT
NEW YORK - New York City detectives have used cutting-edge facial recognition software to capture a man suspected in a shooting at a barbershop.
The bullet grazed the 39-year-old man's head. He required stitches, but will survive.
Police say the man was beaten and shot on March 10 over a neighborhood dispute as he tried to get a haircut.
The victim knew the shooter but not his name, pulled up a Facebook photo and gave it to police. Authorities at the Real Time Crime Center fed the photo through the system and a match appeared: The suspect's prior mug shot.
The center has a database of mug shots, names and nicknames.
Authorities arrested the 37-year-old suspect about a day later in Brooklyn.Source -- http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/nyc/nypd-uses-high-tech-software-to-capture-suspect-20120316-apxFrom M.o.1 -- Most people see this and say "Wow, isn't that great for catching criminals" but don't you understand that stuff like this is ALWAYS rolled out to the public as "humanitarian". You see, it's not very good PR if you say "we are rolling out a Big Brother style spy grid that tracks your every move" to the public. Roll it out as good PR for "crime fighting" and the people will want it. All the while, the system is designed for each and every single one of you!