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Google Glass ticket tossed due to lack of evidence

At times new technology not only creates a rush of similar products, but it can cause issues for the early adopters. Just look at the confusion among some businesses and even local authorities having to do with the Google Glass wearable computing device. One restaurant in Seattle has already banned people from wearing Google Glass devices inside and makes no apologies for doing so.
 
A woman in California was issued a traffic citation while driving and wearing her Google glass device back in October. The woman was initially pulled over for speeding and was then issued a ticket for using a “visual monitor” in her car while driving.
 
The highway patrol officer said that wearing Google Glass was a violation of state law, but the woman vowed to fight that ticket and took it to court. A San Diego court commissioner dismissed the ticker this Thursday after it was found that the officer had no proof that the device was operating at the time she was pulled over.

 
"There is no testimony it was operating or in use while Ms. Abadie was driving," the commission stated during the hearing.
 
Another reason for the dismissal is that an expert didn’t appear to testify that the device had been calibrated.
 
The officer who issued the ticket for speeding and for wearing Google Glass noted that he initially wasn’t going to cite the driver for wearing the glasses, however, he noted, "She got a little argumentative about whether or not it was legal for her to wear them."

Source: Reuters



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RE: Translation
By Reclaimer77 on 1/17/2014 10:49:37 AM , Rating: 1
It really gives you some insight into the thinking pprocess behind our outrageously over funded and unconstitutional police state when you read comments like this.

Rights are an illusion in these peoples minds. She only got off on a technicality, and that's sad.


RE: Translation
By wookie1 on 1/17/2014 2:15:34 PM , Rating: 2
Lack of any evidence is only a technicality?!


RE: Translation
By lexluthermiester on 1/17/2014 4:12:01 PM , Rating: 2
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She only got off on a technicality, and that's sad.


Ok, RIGHT HERE is where your intelligence comes into serious question.

Evidence is a required part of ALL criminal cases[or at least it's suppose to be]. Dismissing a case for lack of evidence was not only the correct thing to do, but is required by law in all 50 states.

It would seem you indeed have the maturity AND intelligence of a fifth grader.


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By Reclaimer77 on 1/17/14, Rating: 0
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By lexluthermiester on 1/19/2014 7:34:19 PM , Rating: 2
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You're taking me out of context. I was speaking through the eyes of the officer, perhaps I should have made that more clear.


This is another example of your choice of words being less than correct for the situation. Your sarcasm was not readily apparent.

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And you bring up MY intelligence? How was this a "criminal case"? It's a traffic violation, not even a major one!


Traffic violations are a part of the criminal code in ALL 50 states. That's how they can fine, jail and even imprison someone. DUI's are a felony, speeding is a misdemeanor and so on and so forth. You were saying what now?

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How many people do you think get tickets in this country every year, are actually innocent of the supposed violation, and end up paying the fine anyway? The system is slanted against us, and they know it, because they rigged it that way. Proving your innocence ends up costing you MORE than the ticket is, so most people don't even bother.


And people call me a little paranoid! While it is true the some low-lifes abuse and corrupt the justice system, it is not designed for abuse. And if you had taken[or perhaps stayed awake during] a criminal justice class you would know this. The justice system is designed to be fair. The imperfect human beings running it are why it is so flawed.

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Good thing maturity and intelligence can be faked. Your reading comprehension just plain sucks, good luck with that.


Oh yes, you must be right. How silly of me to take known fact seriously instead of listening to your almighty wisdom. Shame on me....


RE: Translation
By ritualm on 1/17/2014 4:33:04 PM , Rating: 1
Umm, she got off because cops couldn't prove Glass contributed to her driving over the speed limit. It wasn't a technicality, it was simply that cops had zero proof she was using it while driving.

You can't fine someone for distracted driving with a cellphone, just because they have a cellphone in their pockets. Likewise, you can't add a charge for using Glass to an existing traffic violation just because the person is wearing Glass at the time. How can you tell they're using it?

The cop abused his authority here, and the ticket deserved to be thrown out. There is nothing more to discuss.


RE: Translation
By Reclaimer77 on 1/17/2014 4:50:42 PM , Rating: 1
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The cop abused his authority here, and the ticket deserved to be thrown out. There is nothing more to discuss.


And I'm 100% in agreement with that here. Wtf! Can you people not read??

Hell if I had my way, you could use Google Glass even while driving. Screw the nanny state.


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By lexluthermiester on 1/19/2014 7:56:28 PM , Rating: 1
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Hell if I had my way, you could use Google Glass even while driving. Screw the nanny state.


Is this another example of your brand of sarcasm? Yes, let's all use Google Glass while we drive. Let's make texting while driving legal too while we're at it. Right?

Your notion is flawed in oh so many ways. Did you know that texting while driving is more dangerous than driving drunk? Here's why and it's very simple; Drunk drivers, while impaired, have their eyes ON THE ROAD. But when you are texting, Google Glassing or endeavoring in other such distractions your eyes are on that distraction instead of where they need to be, on the road.

Yes, screw the nanny state for trying to help keep us safe from moron drivers paying more attention to their phones and technology and less on the road in front of them.

Remember how we were talking about maturity elsewhere? Kinda shining brightly for everyone to see here aren't you....


RE: Translation
By Reclaimer77 on 1/20/14, Rating: 0
"I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired." -- North Korean Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il














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