What most likely started as a wild myth between stoners has come to life as NBC in Miami reports how hundreds of cops have downloaded the app and are submitting their own fake police sightings so they can throw the public off as to where cops actually are.
Why are they doing this? Is it because cops generally tend to be psycho control freaks with rage issues? Well yes. Though Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, claims a different reason, “It puts us at risk, puts the public at risk, because it’s going to cause more deadly force encounters between law enforcement and suspects.”
Reading between the lines that looks a lot like he’s saying he’s gonna have to kill a bunch of people if they keep using the Waze app to locate speed traps.
Other cops have spoken up expressing how it makes the police more vulnerable to people who want to do harm to them, since they can use the app to find them easier. As if people who want to hurt police officers don’t know they can just look for cop cars, or go to police stations…
Though Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel has spoken out against this logic stating, “If someone is suffering mental illness and they want to commit a heinous crime or hunt a deputy or a police officer; they don’t need Waze to do that,” which makes sense considering Sheriffs are typical way cooler than cops due to their ancient Wild, Wild West origins.
All in all, Waze is undoubtedly one step ahead thanks to their user generated data. There are way more civilian Wazers than there are cops. When a cop reports a bogus speed trap, within minutes hundreds of actual users will alert the app that no cop is there, rendering the decoy obsolete.
Sorry cops, looks like you’ll just have to do your job and protect the public, rather than battling apps in your patrol car.