Camera’s the great debate these days, Im not talking about body camera’s on an officer. Although they fit the bill in the broad spectrum of some of the bodies within the paragraphs. The images they capture images and show what is going on during a certain situation, lately this can either give an individual his freedom or condemn them within the press, causing him to fight for his good name back. As Sheriff Clarke stated early on in these incidents, “when an officer is exonerated, how do you put that toothpaste back in the tube”. This gives an interesting pause because while I started a career where camera’s were bulky and heavy. Now we have commanders flying over head watching what we do, and our phones take photos that our twelve megabit photos and they have them on them generally all the time
When you look at a photo all you see is whats in it. The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is an accurate statement. Can the picture tell you anything about the atmosphere of the photo, say for instance its a picture of two kids smiling big, but in the back ground the father and the mother are fighting like cats and dogs, slamming doors, throwing things, and the picture taker is the uncle and said ill give you ice cream if you smile! and the picture turned out ADORABLE so it goes up on Instagram, everyone in that individuals social group thinks man everything must be great in there world
This is a strongly divide topic so I will tread lightly as possible. The things the SIGNET (Signal Intelligence) guys showed me is that people who put there kids out on Facebook one, can delete the pic but Facebook “catalogs” it as part of its facial recognition software and two Its crazy for me have Facebook use its facial recognition software algorithm and “cataloged” photos to link my child and or automatically want to tag them in a photo that some guy took of the family rooting for a friends in the stands at the local soccer tournament. (smaller crowed more likely hood of it picking your child out) of a complete strangers profile. I am a USASOC guy through and through was lucky enough to get there quickly in my career, I scan crowd A LOT, and if I see someone with a cellphone I almost always take my hat off and throw it over my duder’s face or my hand anything I can to obscure his facial features enough.
Not to get statistical but ever since the birth of the internet, sexual crimes against kids, sexual predatory crimes against minors, and the worst of all HUMAN TRAFFICKING has gone up by nearly a MILLION PERCENT! Ill wait while you check my facts. Human Trafficking had existed before the internet however its shape and scope was not to the intensity it is now. It was truly to move people, across borders, out of Cuba, escaping countries etc. I thank my SIGNET buddy, “Bret” or helping me with all that info. It was not to long ago that everyone thought I was crazy for having a no kids on FB rule… now people are starting to understand. It has gone up enough that ARSOF/USASOC has gotten involved to break these rings up. The military divides boundaries and jurisdictional issues as long as it is deemed an executive order. Otherwise known as a “war on” Militaries can bridge the gap where PD/Sheriff’s ICE FEDS and all others in other countries fall short. I implore you to look into a movie called the Abolitionist.
Worsening it all making it sad is the, part of all the photos out there these days is that people steal them. I read a blogger who had gotten really famous, if you will and she found out someone was stealing photos of her kids because they were so photogenic. Why steal photos of kids, in the military woman/girlfriends will buy pregnant women’s positive pregnancy tests and sonogram pics. to entrap there assumed boy friends. People are CRAZY. The aforementioned blogger did not start ruining her photos with Picture tags, with layovers, she just simply took pics with her kids not looking directly at the camera. Its a great Idea if you want to post photos of your kiddos.