Look Out, Texas Police Are Using A High Tech Toy To Capture Criminals
"Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you." It's not just lyrics to a song and the theme of a popular TV show. It's no joke. Texas police are using a high-tech gadget to aid them in locating criminals on the loose.
According to Fox 4 News, it's called a Flock camera system and it's used to scan license plates which helps track down bad guys getting them off the street. For example, the police may receive a notification from the camera telling them of a vehicle that was used in an aggravated assault. This gives police a much better chance of capturing the criminal.
Police departments have already been using this technology for some time. It's been called a "game-changer" in helping solve crimes. I first found out about these cameras through the law enforcement website Police1. They claim the system has helped Fort Worth Police capture a suspect who was wanted on three previous changes. It's also aided in the arrest of a man who was dropping illegal contraband via a drone at a prison in Fort Worth.
The video below from Fox 4 News goes into more depth on this camera system.
I'll tell you this for sure. Technology in law enforcement sure has developed over the years. I remember the days of simple radar guns and handcuffs. Nowadays there is technology-based equipment such as robots to diffuse bombs and go into unsecured and unsafe areas, drones, radar, cameras, the list goes on and on.
Personally, I'm all for it. Whatever keeps law enforcement one step ahead of the bad guys. Crime is everywhere. It can strike in the biggest cities and in the smallest of communities. For proof keep scrolling to see real true crime locations from then and now.