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Home - by - December 27, 2012 - 00:30 America/New_York - 4 Comments


There’s now an app where you can report crimes in Marion, Virginia. It’s called iWatchMarion.

Now, don’t go being all silly and downloading it and then reporting a bunch of crazy stuff. First, that’s the wrong thing to do. And, if that’s not a good enough reason, keep in mind that it knows where you are. Yes, it tracks the person that submits the report!

Because iWatch Marion uses global positioning technology, the system intelligently forwards information to the Howard County Police Department based on where the handheld device is physically located at any given moment.

Yeah, this whole “See Something, Say Something” thing kinda bothers me. Oh, sure, I have no problem with neighborhood watch programs. One got Trayvon Martin off the streets, after all. But anything from the Department of Homeland Security — one of the most useless government departments, if not the most useless — can’t be all good. Or any good.



  1. grayscape

    December 27th, 2012

    Solution is to have more armed George Zimmermans to whack the dirtbag Trayvon Martins…

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  2. eternal cracker p

    December 27th, 2012

    GPS can be turned off for one. For two, what’s the “intelligent forwarding of information?” Apparently anytime a Smarty Phone sends or receives data it’s “intelligent.” Hence SMARTY PHONE, smarty pants.

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  3. Gracie

    December 27th, 2012

    I trust nothing from this “government” anymore, nor the companies that make an app to make it easier to inform them of anything. There are waaaay too many stupid people in this country. What we need is an intervention with Americans. You know, the one’s who pay taxes? I’ve had enough of this crap.
    Divide and Conquer. Neighbor against neighbor. Rich vs poor. And most certainly – black against white.
    Obama is doing one hell of a job, no?

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  4. Jethro

    December 27th, 2012

    I watched Marion…maybe a little too much. Now I have to wear this ankle thingy, and call the cops when I want to go outside…

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