IA: Sex Offender Facial Recognition System

MASON CITY, Iowa – More sex offenders could soon be off of the streets thanks to a new project that will help identify them.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety is currently seeking funds that will be used to create a state-wide facial recognition system to identify sexual offenders.
Once the software is in place, it will connect with other databases and cross-reference sex offenders through photos using a biometric system. Full Article

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I suppose the dept. of public saftey has $ to piss away and basically the sheriff is an idiot. Hope I’ll make $ on the tech stock if it’s public. Maybe it uses amba.

Is “sneakiness” a felony or a misdemeanor?

big brother created the sex offender/ terrorist in order to implement these new technologies to manage their citizens, no one is getting alarmed when it’s supposedly to make society safe; watch out people the future is now! just think they also know everything about your online social, general interests, and other activities–these other things are merely gravy!

Many towns are already using license plate readers to track people entering and leaving their town. This is happening in many communities now. I think this Sheriff is just using sex offender fears to get the county to purchase the equipment for him and he will more likely use it to find people with outstanding warrants and keep track of the citizens to help make it easier for him to fight any crimes. In order to track sex offenders faces, you must capture and do a check on every face you capture including citizens that have never committed a crime. So then what happens with that data after the software determines that the person is not a match as a sex offender? Opens up a lot of scary questions. Unless the ACLU fights this type of activity, I suspect that everyone in America will someday be tracked 100% of the time when outside our home.

This is insane.

This is the slippery slope. It started with a registry that was for law enforcement only. Now this. Why not just have a camera set up at bars for those that are serial D.U.I.? They, after all, have a higher recidivism rate. Talk about equal treatment.

This dumb ass Sheriff, should at least be charged with a misdemeanor for walking around with his head up his ass! He says their goal is to CAPTURE as many sex offenders as possible. What are we some kind wild animal, that needs to be captured? This is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve read on this blog. What are they going to think of next?

This is non-sensical. Why would anyone spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more, to monitor a few thousand people? It is more likely this is a foot in the door to first monitor sex offenders, than all ex-convicts, and soon the population at large. These cameras will capture everyones image and they will be added to a data base. What happens to this data? Will it be deleted? Doubtful. This is what the government did will tracking emails and phone calls – on steroids. Start with a group no one will defend and then expand the program to suit your needs. Has anyone seen the movie “Minority Report”?

Let’s get straight to the point here: Our government is declaring war against it’s own people and this cannot be allowed. We the People have a right to protect ourselves from cruel and oppressive government or rule.

Are sex crimes THAT common in Iowa?

Just added another State to my database of places I never plan to even visit. If they are that ignorant in Iowa, I can’t see any reason to ever go there. It will be right next to Florida… of those places I never want to be or even visit.
And possibly that is what they want. Get us off of their streets. All of the really dangerous people like those of us here on this site?

These types of technologies are so offensive to most sane normal functioning people. Our government absolutely has declared war on registered citizens and the entire family without ANY care or concern of who they hurt. They have dehumanized us with the thinking… Anything we do to these non people is okay under the guise of public safety. Creating law breakers for things like… walking ur dog in a public park that you help pay for with taxes. Or by not realizing a unmarked or poorly signed child care center is close by. I was driving to visit family for the day in a large city I was unfamiliar with and noticed at the stop sign a school and thought… What would happen if my car broke down right here? I stopped at a Sub Way to eat and seen a child care center across the street when leaving. My dog had to go potty so I stopped at a little park to let him go. All these things citizens get to use freely without worry or fear. Imagine facial recognition being at all places we don’t even realize exsist until we are breaking the law just by living? It’s almost two decades since my conviction. I pay taxes and really what the government has done is outlaw living and taken away our citizenship. They have used brainwashing to do it. Most people don’t even know the truth about sex offender’s because our government has told mostly lies to literally hunt and persecute us all in the name of public safety.

These laws will eventually come back and boomerang on the rest of society and these oppressive things will be expanded to include other groups of people.

Law abiding people should be able to live in peace without being terrorized by bullies. Especially two decades later. A free person shouldn’t be worried about visiting family or the location of a job. A free person shouldn’t be fear because of the location of a restaurant. Politicians don’t care but thank goodness some judges do. We are only as decent of a society as our judges are and our freedoms come from judges protecting freedom. It’s obvious politicians are not interested in preserving freedom.

Sex Offenders laws are the Gateway to Universal Societal Oppression. One of the things I have done is to research how such laws throughout history have resulted in global calamities and even genocide. It is no secret that registration of sex offenders in Wehrmacht Germany conditioned the German people to accept more and more restrictions on the groups that actually threatened Hitler’s rise, until the point where they were stealing their wealth and killing them through means of the Holocaust, and causing a world war that killed millions upon millions.

The exact same…not just same, but exactly the same… process is showing up again. People will gladly accept restrictions on registrants, not realizing that the methodologies the government is using to administer those restrictions will be used against those same people whom were happy to see registrants harassed and ultimately destroyed. This is not sliding down a slippery slope; this is jumping clear off the cliff into terminal velocity freefall.

“First, they came for the sex offenders…” is not an allegory, but a dead-on historical fact, whether it applies to Wehrmacht Germany or Obama-Trump USA.

Just so we’re clear: the stated intent of this system is to lock up as many registered citizens as possible; to “get them off the streets”.

Tell me more about this so-called “civil registration scheme”, and how it’s not a punishment and, therefore, not subject to ex post facto.

I see 13 comments at the actual article but about 3 times as many here. Unfortunately, most people won’t see the comments here. It would be good if we could post them at least at both locations. I often don’t put my comments here because I expect people here will go to the original source and see any comments that are there.

It is getting more and more where the comments at an article are overwhelmingly against the Registries. It would be good if every single time that someone spoke in favor of the Registries that they were completely drowned in opposition.

Today, I truly don’t think people with sense or who are Americans support the Registries. I think it is some ignorant, uninformed, uneducated, big-mouth percentage of people who are lazing in our country that support the Registries. They can’t mind their own business, leave other people alone, or keep their stupid mouths shut. Politicians pander to those idiots and people with brains just ignore it. It is time to drown those people out, shut down their voices, and neutralize them.

Facial recognition today. Microchips tomorrow. It’s on the way, people. And it’s beyond scary.
This is our tax dollars at work. And in exactly the same way the government passed IML. No debate. No discussion.