Ban Assault GPSes NOW!


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Nathaniel Firethorn
December 31, 2002, 11:58 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/12/31/gps.stalk.ap/index.html

Police: GPS device used to stalk woman

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 Posted: 10:50 AM EST (1550 GMT)

KENOSHA, Wisconsin (AP) -- A man was charged Monday with stalking his former live-in girlfriend with help from a high-tech homing device placed under the hood of her car.

Paul Seidler, 42, was arrested during the weekend. On Monday, he was charged with stalking, burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, and ordered held on $50,000 bail.

According to a criminal complaint, Connie Adams asked Seidler to move out of her apartment October 25 after a three-year relationship. Prosecutors say he immediately began following her, including when she ran errands and went to work.

Found under hood

Investigators checked under the hood of Adams' vehicle and found a Global Positioning System that uses satellite and digital cellular technology to pinpoint a target's location.

Seidler's attorney did not return a telephone call Monday seeking comment.

A preliminary hearing was set Jan. 8.Kind of wierd, because to track the car it'd also have to transmit coordinates.

But they ought to be registered, then confiscated, whatever they are. Think of the children.

- pdmoderator

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QuickDraw
December 31, 2002, 12:30 PM
I thought people gladly paid to be tracked by satellite...Northstar.
Maybe he was helping her in case she needed roadside assistance!

QuickDraw

2nd Amendment
December 31, 2002, 12:51 PM
I'm really kind of surprised no politi-critter has sought some kind of regulation on them. All those militia nuts love em, ya know(yeah, I've got two).

Jeff OTMG
January 1, 2003, 02:49 AM
pdmod, the answer to your question is in the article. You stated: Kind of wierd, because to track the car it'd also have to transmit coordinates.

The article says:
Investigators checked under the hood of Adams' vehicle and found a Global Positioning System that uses satellite and digital cellular technology to pinpoint a target's location.

In a system of this type the GPS is the receiver and sends the coordinates via a digital mobile phone, which acts as the transmitter.

Blackhawk
January 1, 2003, 02:53 AM
LoJack is based on that technology, isn't it?

Some guys just can't take "get lost" for an answer.

He's got some time now to think about what it means. :rolleyes:

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