New spying technology already in place!Submitted by bcfast on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 23:21
I am currently working in TN and had a conversation with a state trooper (no, not on the side of the road!). We were chatting when he noticed my RP bumper sticker...and I mentioned the NDAA...he'd heard of it but wasn't familiar, so I gave him the Cliff's Notes version. He was quite suprised...and I don't think too happy. He then told me of a devise the Troopers use: 4 cameras mounted on top of the car at the ends of the light bar, looking in each quadrant around the car. It reads license plates and as it's hooked into the Matrix, it automatically searches the TBI, FBI, Homeland Security et al. databases for things like warrants, stolen car, sex offender, etc all without him having to do a single key-stroke! At first, I praised the technology to him...saying that it's a great tool to find bad guys. Then, I pointed out that he and I are officially, by law, domestic threats..as defined last summer. Now...WHAT IF...what if I am put on "the list" for visiting the DP or for having my RP sticker on...and that "they" can put my name on the bad guy list...and one day a trooper's camera spots my plate and alerts him...I'd be in big trouble for no reason other than going against The Machine. The trooper agreed with me, that the technology is great as long as it's used the way it should be...and agreed that the potential exists for foul play. There are 16 such-equipped cars in TN. How about your state?