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kleinbl00  ·  271 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

    In the notice from Google was a case number. McCoy searched for it on the Gainesville Police Department’s website, and found a one-page investigation report on the burglary of an elderly woman’s home 10 months earlier. The crime had occurred less than a mile from the home that McCoy, who had recently earned an associate degree in computer programming, shared with two others.

This is someone's son screaming at a detective for doing nothing, the detective throwing a hail mary, Google auto-sending a form and an ordinary citizen going what the actual fuck and the Gainesville Police Department ending up in NBC News for Orwellian overreach.

TEN MONTHS

I'ma guess things woulda gone very differently if Zachary McCoy wasn't a pasty white guy on a Costco 10-speed.