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2012-05-04 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Student's 5-day ordeal in DEA jail sparks outrage, anger
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Posted by Steve White 2012-05-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 In the mid-80s I remember a Major City in... approaching the firm I was with to create prisoner tracking software for them. The CEO and his favorite legal adviser were at one of their jails waiting to talk to the chief of police when a lawyer came in with a writ demanding the release of his client. They couldn't find him! Our lawyer had a long talk with his and kept in contact. It took 3 days to find the guy. Six months later there was a class action suit with lots of members against the police/justice/prison system and all software providers. We crossed our lucky hearts that we didn't pursue the contract.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-05-04 04:46||   2012-05-04 04:46|| Front Page Top

#2 If they did this to a Terrorist they would all be in jail now.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-05-04 09:18||   2012-05-04 09:18|| Front Page Top

#3 or as Pelosi would say, "we have to stay in this holding cell so we can find out what's in it"
Posted by lord garth 2012-05-04 09:19||   2012-05-04 09:19|| Front Page Top

#4 No one should be treated like that. However, if you will notice, the photo of the guy is taken in a library-like setting with his school sweatshirt on. Kind of like posting middle school photos of the kid and mug shots of Zimmerman in the Zimmerman case.
Posted by SLindsey 2012-05-04 09:50||   2012-05-04 09:50|| Front Page Top

#5 I don't really care what he did.

This sort of mistreatment is the opposite of justice.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-04 10:43||   2012-05-04 10:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Sloppy.

I remember a month or so ago I was in a bar waiting for a table and I had a good view of the hostesses working their computers to keep track of tables so I didn't drink too much at the bar. It was very interesting for a software guy. They knew exactly who was at which table, who was waiting and when each table became available. When it's busy in a place like that there is money at stake they can't afford to be sloppy.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-05-04 11:36||   2012-05-04 11:36|| Front Page Top

#7 I better hear of very public firings in this - it is not the first time.
Posted by newc 2012-05-04 11:58||   2012-05-04 11:58|| Front Page Top

#8 Third world experience in a third world location. Few surprises here.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-04 12:11||   2012-05-04 12:11|| Front Page Top

#9 But Babbles still thinks that the federal government can run health care, no probs...

Surely you meant Senator Babbles ....
Posted by gorb 2012-05-04 14:31||   2012-05-04 14:31|| Front Page Top

#10 Yes, the Senator does babble.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-05-04 15:23||   2012-05-04 15:23|| Front Page Top

#11 I would note the problem is not necessaily the software. If you are not diligent about updating "inventory" locations, the data can get out of date. In addition, if nobody verifies data entry, you'll get bad data all over.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-05-04 23:09||   2012-05-04 23:09|| Front Page Top

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