May 24, 2017 Court, Surveillance, U.S.
Helen Christophi reports:
Even trains are spying on us now, a woman claims in a federal class action accusing the Bay Area Rapid Transit District of tracking passengers’ movements by duping them into downloading a seemingly benign crime-reporting app.
Pamela Moreno claimed Monday that BART collects personal information from riders’ cellphones and tracks their location through its BART Watch app, without consent.
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Transit police are secretly spying on commuters travel plans, texts and emails:
The ‘Bart Watch’ surveillance app is made by Elerts corporation, who claims that they’re the number one incident reporting & alerting app in the country. They also claim that twelve Transit police departments are using their app.
Which means, there are at least twelve Transit Police departments spying on commuters.
Two days ago, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Galesburg cop and DEA officer named Mings, who like a good little Bundist, “goes every day to the Amtrak station to study the travel plans of passengers”.
Mings admitted that he targeted a woman who had been arrested more than SEVEN years ago for marijuana possession.
Mings also admitted “he didn’t know whether the arrest had led to prosecution, conviction, and punishment” but he still singled her out.
In law enforcement’s eyes, it doesn’t matter, if you’ve been arrested thirty, twenty or seven years ago, you’re still a criminal.