Apple’s “imprecise” Blue Circle on Map Used by Police to Violently Target and Abuse Innocent Retired Woman

An iPhone owner sent the asset protection forces of America (e.g. slave catchers) after his missing electronic assistant (e.g. digital slave). How could that even be a thing? Let’s take a look.

The owner had showed police a massive four block diameter circle on an Apple map, vaguely estimating location of interest. More to the point of the story, the owner said he had already searched around that circle and decided police should invade a particular home without further thought.

…the blue circle pictured in the screenshot is only shown “if a device’s location cannot be determined precisely.”

Apple has made the “blue circle” lack of integrity very clear in a way that everyone investigating anything must surely know. Just look at it:

…if your location can’t be determined precisely, you’ll see a blue circle around the marker. The size of the circle shows how precisely your location can be determined—the smaller the circle, the greater the precision.

Source: Apple’s “Understanding Location Services”

The circle in this case was imprecisely four blocks wide, a half dozen houses or more.

No brain activity apparently was registered as the asset recovery machinery rushed approval and dispatched gunships on an urgent invasion mission into one specific house only.

To reiterate, an asset owner drove urgency of asset recovery by being sloppy and uncaring while rushed. That should have been the first giant red flag.

He allegedly informed police he had left his big truck with six guns sitting overnight in a hotel parking lot.

Definitely sounds like the sort of thoughtless person whose word can be trusted by police at face value. Police should have arrested him.

A SWAT then rapidly and violently broke into the falsely targeted home to destroy an innocent woman’s life.

Source: ACLU

A very obviously innocent elderly black woman.

Source: NBC

Nudge. Know what I mean? “Find my”… what?

Let’s be fair to Apple. This probably would have happened even without any iPhone in the story. It does make for interesting comparison to history, though. Nothing accelerated slave catchers like a missing slave with guns.

A guy who loses track of his big truck full of guns sends a SWAT into a fool’s errand to destroy a black woman’s 40 year castle… sounds like something Abraham Lincoln warned about.

It’s timeless corruption in that sense. Think of it also in terms of moral failure we’ve been seeing lately from the other side of the world, where 98% of missiles very carefully pinpoint innocent Ukrainian civilians… because Russians holding high-tech with itchy trigger fingers aren’t smart enough to find their supposed targets.

This emerging “digital hell” is a major step worse than the old blindness blamed on bad math, because it’s willful inhumane targeting taking advantage of new tech.

The police allegedly rapidly punched holes into their target’s ceiling in the kitchen, while claiming it was all part of their search for a big truck in a garage.

DPD stood on the top rail of one of Ms. Johnson’s newly purchased dining room chairs and used the handle of her kitchen broom to break apart the unsecured ceiling panel to search her attic.

You sure you didn’t just drive a giant truck full of guns into your attic ma’am?

Everyone knows this is not how targeting works unless targeting is purposefully designed to work in a brutally imprecise way.

The real question should be are any of the other houses in that giant blue circle owned by a black woman.

The police were extremely efficient and accurate in attacking… the exact wrong place.

[Police Officer] Staab told [the victims that] DPD would pay nothing to repair the damage from its failed search.

They’ve been that way for decades.

That’s the real story here, which has been a complaint against the police in America since their origin story (e.g. slave catchers).

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