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NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case
November 11, 2010 | 6:31 pm

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The New York Police Department is using Google Maps with Street View as a crime-fighting tool.

On Wednesday, the NYPD announced the arrest and indictment of seven people accused of being in a heroin-selling ring in Brooklyn. The police used images found on Google's Street View as evidence, according to a report from NBC New York.

Investigators, who built their case against the suspects over a four-month period, said Street View captured the ring standing on a Brooklyn street corner, in front of a Bodega where open-air drug sales occurred regularly, NBC New York reported.

A few of the suspects can be seen on Google Maps' Street View images for the intersection of Jackson Street and Kingsland Avenue.

Over the course of the investigation, the suspects allegedly made more than 20 sales of heroin to undercover NYPD officers, NBC New York reported

For fun pan up and see all the shoes hanging from the wire.
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

Is there anything Google CANT do?
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

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Is there anything Google CANT do?
Love America, apparently.
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Busted! They are indeed standing on the sidewalk!
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
For fun pan up and see all the shoes hanging from the wire.
Is there some meaning behind that, or is it just that it's funny to snag someone's shoes and toss them up on the wire?
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Is there some meaning behind that, or is it just that it's funny to snag someone's shoes and toss them up on the wire?

I don't know about that area, but when we were in elementary school we used to take home our gym stuff the last day of the year. Usually everyone had old sneakers they used for gym and so on the last day, up they went.
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It's rumored that shoes on the line indicate a nearby drug dealer, but I think in this case it's just coincidence. It's possible that's also being used as evidence in the case, though.
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Is there some meaning behind that, or is it just that it's funny to snag someone's shoes and toss them up on the wire?
after they put a cap in some mofo they take the shoes and throw them over the wire as a trophy
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

Big Brother watchin' the Bruthahs while they sell the White Devil's drugs to the people.
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

The shoes hangin on the lines means "It is time to beat feet".

I am from Brooklyn and that was taught to us in Pre-K.

"shoes on lines means time to beat feet, and you have to say you are from Brooklyn for the rest of your life as often as possible"
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The shoes hangin on the lines means "It is time to beat feet".

I am from Brooklyn and that was taught to us in Pre-K.

"shoes on lines means time to beat feet, and you have to say you are from Brooklyn for the rest of your life as often as possible"
So who takes them down? Or does everyone just stay away from there forever?
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Yeah shoes on the line means you can buy drugs nearby.

Of course it used to be a sure sign like 20+ years ago, now people just throw them up there so it's diluted as to the meaning.
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It's done as a tribute to William "Good Ole' Shoe" Schumann the heroic POW held for 40 days during the USA's short lived war in Albania.
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

Nobody remembers the rap song from that public service announcement in 1983?

Shoes on the line?
I'm drinking wine!
When you're done with your wine,
Take your shoes off the line!
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Whatever the hell "Boar's Head Brand" is, it must be in high demand in those parts, because the store across the street has it advertised on its banner as well.
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Whatever the hell "Boar's Head Brand" is, it must be in high demand in those parts, because the store across the street has it advertised on its banner as well.
it's deli meat
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Holy crap... cigarettes are $9.25 a pack?
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Re: NYPD uses Google Street View images as evidence in heroin-dealing case

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Whatever the hell "Boar's Head Brand" is, it must be in high demand in those parts, because the store across the street has it advertised on its banner as well.
You seriously don't know what Boar's Head is?
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It's done as a tribute to William "Good Ole' Shoe" Schumann the heroic POW held for 40 days during the USA's short lived war in Albania.
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Pretty much the best deli meat available in a store/market. It's consistently high quality.
Yeah, Boar's Head is the best.
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Is there anything Google CANT do?
I'd like to see a phone book try and do this.
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A phone book is good when I'm out of rolling paper.
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it's deli meat
Originally Posted by Lemmy
Pretty much the best deli meat available in a store/market. It's consistently high quality.
Ah, never heard of it. Don't think we have it up here.

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