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Friday, May 8, 2015

1984 Spy Cameras Placed in Arizona Cactus

The Bipartisan March to 1984
Liberals and Conservatives lock arms nationwide to expand and fully fund the 1984 Big Brother Police Surveillance State.

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - The City of Paradise Valley has added cactus with cameras in them over the past few days, but residents have no idea why, and the city doesn't want to talk about them.

About two dozen fake cactus already serve as cover for cell towers, but some people were alarmed to see cameras being place in cactus around town.

While town leaders didn't initially want to talk with us about the cameras, we did end up getting some explanation.

If you look close enough at the cactus as you drive through Paradise Valley and you might see some "cact-eyes" looking back.

"I've lived here for 30 years, and I've never seen cameras in a saguaro before," said Randy Evans.

One cactus camera was installed at the roundabout near 40th Street and Standford on Tuesday.

"There were these guys on ladders, these were 3 1/2 foot ladders, and they work working on the top of the cactus, putting the cactus together, a fake cactus," said Susanne Chamberlain.

Residents are now curious what the cameras will be used for.

"Your guess is as good as mine," said Evans.

"I thought maybe y'all knew what it was," said Chamberlain.

FOX 10 asked Paradise Valley Police about the cameras, but they said they were not prepared to make a statement at this time. At City Hall people were also hesitant to talk with FOX 10 about the cameras, saying they wanted to wait until all the cameras were installed, but eventually the Town Manager answered some of the questions.

"The town is embarking on the installation of license plate readers," said Kevin Burke, Paradise Valley Town Manager.

Read More at Fox10 . . . .

The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. 
It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever the wanted to. You had to live- did live, from habit that became instinct- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."
George Orwell  -  1984

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