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The newest high resolution ones proposed for Pittsburgh will reportedly be able to monitor conversations - track VIA your cell phone - have facial recognition & can talk AKA Evacuate The Area..etc.
There will be no more privacy in public places. You will just need to assume that every move that you make out of doors is being recorded so if you want to "make out" with your girlfriend in the park then take a portable tent with you.
Network of surveillance cameras proposed for Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Technology itself is driving much of this behavior. It wouldn't matter who was mayor. It's coming, as are UAVs.
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I never really cared for cities anyway.
Although I won't be surprised to look up from my retirement farm to see a drone looking back at me.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
In my county the sheriff's office already has some units for scanning license plates - some are mobile in the cars and some are mounted to the radar trailers that get set up on the side of the road. From the article" "Bodenheimer, Judd and Sloan said they also plan to use the VeriPlate systems to search public parking lots, including malls and shopping centers, on a regular basis to see what comes up." New PCSO System Scans License Plates | TheLedger.com When I went on a ride along with a friend whenever she was driving in between calls she was constantly manually checking every license plate she drove by on her computer. That suprised me, although I guess it shouldn't have. She said she often gets lucky and either an expired license will pop or a warrant will. Creeped me out though to be honest.
Even the tag scanning doesn't creep me out as much as drones and city cameras. I agree though... it's all a slippery slope though.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
Who will protect us from our protectors?
This is insanity. They will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and invade the personal space of thousands of citizens... To catch a guy who owe's a fine for some parking tickets?
Most open warrants are for pettit offences. Most of the subject dont even know he or she has a warrant. Our jails and prisons wouldnt be overcrowded if we didnt lock up people for minor infractions.
This is not policing... this is a police state.
Just think, with a high definition camera with facial recognition at every entrance to a stadium we could link into the ushers ticket scanners. Every wanted person that attended the ball game would be identified and police would even know where they are sitting. If you have identified fifty wanted subjects you can take your pick who you want to grab. You wouldn't need more than a couple of officers more than are already working the game.
They also generate a good bit of revenue. The speed cameras that my old department got after I left were too effective. When they stopped getting enough violations at a location they relocated the cameras to more profitable locations. But of course, it's not about the money. It is about safety. The facial recognition like my stadium scenario? The guy with the bench warrant for failure to pay fine is not likely to just wake up one morning and write a check. However he will probably come up with some money pretty quick to get himself back out on the street. The cameras scanning license plates? Good as gold! Suspended tags= impound fees.
People develope the products and with budgets being what they are these toys are not hard to sell.
Infowars- Proving David Hannum right on a daily basis
Samsung's latest TV sets' built-in cameras spark concerns | Mail OnlineSamsung Responds to TV Spying Concerns - TechliciousThe new models, which are closer than ever to personal computers, offer high-tech features that have previously been unavailable, including a built-in HD camera, microphone set and face and speech recognition software.