Spy Car Protects Against Unscrupulous Cops

Published on Jul 24, 2012 by Cop Block

Meet Rick Rynearson and his badass Mitsubishi Eclipse.

After a couple of negative interactions with what he calls “unscrupulous cops”, Rick took the initiative to outfit his ride with some cutting-edge technology.

And he founded Veterans Against Police Abuse (http://www.veteransagainstpoliceabuse…) to encourage others to do the same – use technology to create a transparent record of interactions. That, he says, is the surest way to bring-about a safer society.

To learn more about the technology in Rick’s ride, check out this page on his site (http://www.veteransagainstpoliceabuse…), which includes links to many of the devices housed in his car.

Rick also notes his excitement about an app he’s involved with developing called iCitizen (http://www.veteransagainstpoliceabuse…), which “will 1) secure vital evidence and 2) activate a community network to help ensure law enforcement interaction with an individual is lawful, and to help provide accountability if it is not, and 3) collect and present analytical data on the nature of law enforcement interaction.”

It was awesome to have crossed-paths with Rick at the Police Accountability Summit in Austin (http://www.copblock.org/17983/join-po…) and to learn of his proactivity. I’m really glad too that he took the time to give CopBlock.org an overview of his set-up as it’ll undoubtedly encourage some to take steps to better-protect themselves against those unscrupulous road pirates.

2 thoughts on “Spy Car Protects Against Unscrupulous Cops

  1. This looks like a lot of fun but lets get back to reality.
    The tech to block signals of a cell phone or other wireless tech is available and you can buy it yourself.
    The system will eventually try to catch up with this and make it standard equipment for all gov vehicles for traffic stops or anything else they can think of in order to isolate the individual and situation during the stop. How about the unscrupulous pig gets one of these signal jammers themselves what then?

    What will you use then to transmit how you are being treated or to protect yourself?
    I have an answer it comes from the end of a barrel hollow end first.

    Wait and see when they force the car makers to place this sort of tech directly into the car so this way they can just shut you off in the name of safety. They already mandated the black box for new cars so investigations can be more through but as you know it is the insurance companies who want that data to raise your rates. The sad part is this is already under way with the texting while driving tards and the need to control those sheep but eventually it is detrimental to us all.

  2. Well good for this car and all of it gadgets along with those that can afford it. The more gimmicks and gadgets the more things that will break down and let ya hanging. This car is just a expensive peice of false sense of security. Like Mark H. said above @ 6:33, ” end of a barrel hollow end first “. Plus, just how many people will be able to afford cars with all of these toys.

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