"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, July 20, 2012

Big Brother comes to New Mexico

4th Amendment?  Search warrant?  What are those?

Orwellian Police State  - 1984 marches on and on
  • New Mexico police ignore the Bill of Rights. 
  • Big Brother is going to watch you 24-7. 

Police force after police force around the nation has proven that they have no respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  In city after city they want to set up a Big Brother surveillance Police State to "protect" us from everyday life.

Now law enforcement agencies in Albuquerque have announced that they’ve procured a mobile surveillance trailer — a $68,000 piece of machinery that is equipped with four remote-controlled cameras attached to an extendable 30-foot boom.

The entire surveillance hub run on its own generator, is self-contained and can operate for up to 30 days at a time from a single spot without requiring maintenance reports RT News.

The latest addition to the Albuquerque Police Department’s arsenal can transmit live videos to the smart phones and laptops of cops across the city and is described by the force’s chief as a necessarily implement to aid in SWAT team operations. That’s not all, though.

"It will assist the team leaders and negotiators so they'll be able to get a birds eye view of what's going on," Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz tells reporters this week upon unveiling the trailer on Monday.

The vehicle is being touted as an imperative addition to the force because the department’s current cameras are limited in how long they can run and who they can see. That, as you might imagine, is exactly where the mobile surveillance trailer starts to raise questions, though.

In an official statement out of APD headquarters, the department says that the procurement of the trailer comes as a response to June 20 incident in which a 15-hour standoff between SWAT officers and an armed suspect could not be collected on video because the department lacked sufficient equipment. But this latest addition won’t be dispatched to only assist with the tactical team.

Albuquerque’s KRQW News 13 reports that the vehicle will also be sent to deal with unruly crowds on city streets and to deter thieves and "other" criminals from committing crimes.

Chief Schultz adds to the Albuquerque Journal that they already plan on putting the vehicle on downtown streets after hours to watch people interacting while leaving bars. And, when detectives and private business owners can come to agreement, the van will be positioned right outside of storefronts to monitor every move within the area.    (rt.com/usa)

The "Dodge City Peace Commission," June 1888.
In the olden days when we were a Republic, law and order was maintained by police forces made up of average citizens.  (L to R) standing: W.H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, W.F. Petillon. Seated: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Frank McLain and Neal Brown.

The modern Police State.
Today in our so-called "modern" country we effectively have armored military policing the nation.  An armored military that wants to use electronics to watch us 24 hours a day.  But don't worry.  It's for our own good.

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