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DA: Records from their getaway Uber ride helped lead police to pair charged with a murder in Roxbury

Two men were ordered held without bail today at their arraignment on charges they murdered Alexander Mervin on Whittier Street on Jan. 11.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Jerion Moore, 19, of Stoughton and Nicholas Sicellon, 18, of Dorchester, both had guns when they walked up to Mervin in a Whittier Street parking lot and opened fire, shooting him repeatedly.

Video captured by an MBTA public safety camera captured two men later identified as Moore and Sicellon as they left the scene and entered the Shawmut Avenue home of a relative of Moore. Sicellon then summoned an Uber that took them from the area minutes later.

The two men were identified through records linking Moore to the address the men entered and through the credit card and telephone number on record with Uber.

Neither man stayed low after the murder, authorities say. On Jan. 27, police arrested Moore at Ames Street and Ames Way in the Franklin Field development on gun charges. On Jan. 29, police arrested Sicellon on gun charges at Welles Avenue and Joseph Street in Dorchester.

Sicellon has remained held on $15,000 bail since his arrest; Moore was released and ordered to wear a GPS monitor after a judge reduced the $5,000 bail imposed at arraignment to $2,500 in February. He was taken into custody at his home in Stoughton on Saturday evening.

Innocent, etc.

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WTF is it with Massachusetts judges?

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The $2,500 was for the gun-possession charges, on which he was arrested before police knew he was one of the alleged murderers.

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Oh okay.

$2,500 bail for illegal firearm possession?!? What the hell is wrong with this state?

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The question you should be asking is what is wrong with other states.

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The tiny good news is that dumb criminals are not aware of how to elude it when committing crimes.

I don't buy the argument that surveillance is okay if you're not doing anything wrong -- I think Americans should feel free to pursue many interests and behaviors in private that not everyone would approve of. The problem comes when you accede to being constantly surveilled, and then the people in power move the goalposts on what is legal behavior.

The modern irony is that most folks have given up significant privacy rights to corporations like Facebook and Google without even knowing it. Millions of us still don't understand that if the service is free, you're not the customer: you're the product.

If you haven't taken advantage of the ability to download your Google search and Facebook histories, and see to how many companies their scarily-detailed information about you has been sold to, I urge you to do so:

https://www.wired.com/story/download-facebook-data-how-to-read/
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2912358/how-to-download-your-entire-goog...

It's revelatory in a way I imagine most people will find deeply unsettling.

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Because they're listening.

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Haha!

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"Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither'

However the reality is when you're not doing something illegal, most people don't care what your doing.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend works at one of the companies you mentioned above so we often have heated debates about privacy and how much people are aware of the information they offer up. But I don't understand why people freely offer up this info, and then get mad when the company they gave it to uses it to monetize their service. There's a real easy work around to this, don't use facebook. But then some people are too hooked on attention or just being plain nosey with FOMO that they can't do it. So basically, you can't have it both ways. I had lunch with someone who 'checked in' to the restaurant (so everyone could know where they were) and then got mad that FB sent them an add for the restaurant.

When you aren't paying for a product/service, you become the product/service.

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Mbta surveillance cameras are big and their are signs posted. from Whittier to the other end of Shawmut is less than 2 miles.

Uber? very optional. There are other ways to get around.

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Are you saying there is a way to pay someone to give you a ride from point A to point B that does not entail using a smartphone app?

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