There is a company out there marketing black hoodies with a device built in that is designed to obscure the face of the wearer from identification on security cameras. Black hoodies that conceal the wearer from camera identification- who could that be marketed for?
I had a thief in my neighborhood do this using a flashlight. It’s effective.
riot season, errr election season less than a year away, you can guess what this is for. So why not take a page from anti-gunners? The only use for this hoodie is to enable criminal activity, so anyone who has a criminal use this against them should sue the maker of this hoodie for enabling criminal activity.
Jambalaya · March 18, 2023 at 6:17 am
Like any tool we have available, while it may be used for evil intent, it could be a valuable resource utilized for maintaining anonymity in the urban jungle.
Rick · March 18, 2023 at 6:24 pm
Jambalaya, that is basically what I was going to say. How could our illustrious host miss this most important, fundemental point?
So now we’re to blame assualt hoodies for the malfeasance of the wearer?
Divemedic · March 18, 2023 at 7:17 pm
Why not? If a criminal misuses a firearm, the left sues the manufacturer of the firearm. I’ve been sitting here waiting for someone to bring that up.
Aesop · March 19, 2023 at 7:54 pm
If someone wants to waste a trip, sure.
Ask the couple that lost in that gun suit about that plan.
I’d go with Plan B, and simply make the thing urban attire for anyone who values their privacy.
And then get ahead of the curve, and see if I could make and market the same thing for license plate frames, to defeat plate readers.
Force TPTB to actually police things worth policing, instead of doing the slow roll-out of 1984 into every square inch of our lives, while all the frogs sit serenely in the stew pot as the water temperature goes up incrementally by the minute.
Besides, hoodie makers won’t have deep enough pockets (no pun intended.) If you’re going to sue someone, go after record companies that make rap songs, or pick on a car company or tennis shoe conglomerate making gajillions on ghetto bux.
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton famously replied “Because that’s where the money is.”
Jon · March 18, 2023 at 6:37 am
With the massive proliferation of “security” cameras, mostly “private”, but accessible by dotgov, I think this is as much a boon for anyone who values his privacy, and not simply an aid to criminals. Go look at Flock Safety……Safety my ass…. they’re popping up all over, collect and store all sorts of data in spite of any statements to the contrary, and are a significant threat to everyone ‘s privacy and civil rights.
Elrod · March 18, 2023 at 9:19 am
This could probably also be done with a headlamp, assuming a sufficiently bright IR-only one could be procured.
Interestingly, to the naked eye nothing will appear out of place; I’m guessing IR-sensitive receivers to detect this will start to become more widespread.
I have no problem with temporary and non-destructive citizen disabling of most security cameras because we should be able to travel freely through society without being intensely monitored, but exactly how one differentiates between “maintaining one’s privacy” and “prepping for nefarious activity” I do not know.
Rick · March 18, 2023 at 7:02 pm
Presumption of innocence.
Until acts to ensure personal privacy is outlawed, the mere act of concealment for the purpose of protecting one’s identity is permissable and warranted.
Let the algorithms predict bad intent, but until then go freely.
Anonymous · March 18, 2023 at 10:39 am
I see a perfectly legit use for this, I’d rather see the general population using some form of surveillance defeating device than let big brother keep tabs on us all. The idea that if you’re not trying to get away with something then you shouldn’t mind having .gov up your ass is BS. An integral facet of just being left alone is not having the “Central Scrutinizer” taking motes about my movements. Pretty basic 4th amendment stuff,
Craig · March 18, 2023 at 2:58 pm
Like the Joe’s Garage reference.
Matthew · March 18, 2023 at 5:33 pm
It is my responsibility to enforce all the laws
That haven’t been passed yet
Ice Ice Trotsky · March 18, 2023 at 1:56 pm
It is for when the CPUSA branch of the Uniparty declares rioting season?
Why bother, DOJ, Soros prosecutors and DA have the backs of the burn it all down brownshirts.
The cackling Kamal hyena even set up a bail fund for the comrades back in Year Zero or 2020.
PrayandSpray · March 18, 2023 at 7:40 pm
Think about how desirable such a device will be to a future right wing dissident while conducting an insurgency in the CPUSA. Someone conducting a smash and grab at a local govt depot for supplies, for instance.
Furthermore, such infrared devices don’t have to be mounted to the hood of a sweatshirt. Surefire flashlights have IR covers, and can throw lots of candella a long way. Great devices for blinding cameras at night from a distance.
Steady Steve · March 19, 2023 at 2:57 pm
A good item to have if, say, one wanted to torch all the ballot drop boxes to prevent another election steal. Mind you I would never advocate such activity.
tkdkerry · March 20, 2023 at 12:18 pm
“The only use for this hoodie is to enable criminal activity”
That does sound suspiciously like “the only use for a firearm is to kill or maim people.”
Divemedic · March 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm
Except the >only< reason to hide your identity from security cameras is because you are up to no good. It's like having a Fuzzbuster.
tkdkerry · March 20, 2023 at 8:27 pm