CONNECTICUT’S NEW DRONE AND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM IS AN ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


CONNECTICUT’S NEW DRONE AND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM IS AN ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE

Here are the supposedly outrageous threats and concerns that are being used to justify a completely Orwellian matrix of total surveillance and control.

New software will be used to analyze crime and traffic patterns and capture suspects.
Police will use the technology to crack down on quality-of-life issues, such as illegal dumping, ATVs and dirt bikes, motor vehicle violations, narcotics markets, car break-ins and larcenies.
“If a camera is watching a neighborhood and sees constant traffic going in and out of a doorway, it can tell that that’s where the drugs are being purchased.” — Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley
“It’ll help tell us where people are crossing the streets, where the most dangerous areas for pedestrians are. There’s so much they can build into it.”
Instead of engaging in high speed chases, police will now send drones to follow cars or ATVs.

The drones will monitor festivals, concerts, marathons and other public events in Hartford.

Footage from hundreds of cameras is fed into the center, and workers compile information from license-plate readers and a ShotSpotter system that tracks the sound of gunfire.

I hope I am mistaken in saying that there is not currently any resistance to the imposition of this spy network. The city claims that they still need to properly create the policy to incorporate drones into the network, so people need to speak up quickly if they care.

If any readers know of local civil liberties groups or activists doing their best to see that proper restraints are placed upon Hartford police, please leave the information in the comment section.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the people of Connecticut collectively vote with their feet, and leave the state, if not the country, particularly those large corporations upon which the State of Connecticut relies for its tax base.

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