|Never fear. Big Brother is ALWAYS here.|
"On coins, on stamps, on the covers of books, on banners, on posters, and on the wrappings of a cigarette packet — everywhere. Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull."
- - - George Orwell, 1984, Chapter Two
The modest Republican bedroom community of Simi Valley outside of Los Angeles has joined the growing ranks of cities using Big Brother technology to spy on its' own citizens.
The Automatic License Plate Recognition System uses infrared technology to scan the license plates of other vehicles and checks the plate numbers against the National Crime Information Center database. If a plate is registered in the system for any reason, the officer is alerted and can take action.
The system cost a little more than $22,000 and came out of the department's forfeited assets budget. The city may approve the purchase of more.
Wonderful. The government confiscates your private property and then uses the money to buy equipment to spy on you, all in the name of "safety."
The next step is for government to keep a record of your car's movements to make sure you do not attend any meetings with "radical" political groups such as the Tea Party or even a group of voters wanting to overthrow the local city council in the next election.
Officers can check 150 to 200 plates during a patrol shift, and they must be able to read the numbers and letters. The automatic system can scan and cross-reference 4,000 to 6,000 plates during a typical patrol shift, even those covered with dirt in most cases.
It is only a matter of time until the scanners are put on every police car or even on public streets all over the nation.
Remain calm. We are from the government. We are here to help you.
|It is comforting to know "they" are always there.|
|The voters in Simi Valley (above) are not unique. All around the United States the Sheeple are|
bleating for their Masters to watch over them and protect them from everyday life.
(Ventura County Star)