Monday, February 8, 2016

Police use license plate readers in shopping malls, tow trucks and garbage trucks to spy on us

Across the country, DHS/Police are profiting from privately owned license-plate readers (LPR's) in parking lots, shopping malls etc. Mall of America works with the police to scan your license plate as soon as you enter one of their parking lots! Back in 2013, the Freehold Raceway Mall installed LPR's at all entrances and exits and it gets worse, Repo companies are using LPR's to scan parking lots across the country.
Privately owned parking lots and universities use "3M," "Autovu," and "Vivotek" to spy on our license plates. Click here, here & here to find out more about LPR's on campuses.

In Freeport, NY, DHS/Police installed 27 license plate readers  to spy on EVERY vehicle that entered their town.

"Since the scanners went live they've been triggering an average of 700 alarms a day, mainly about cars on the road with expired or suspended registration stickers. Officers have impounded 500 vehicles. They’ve written more than 2,000 court summonses, mostly for minor violations."

City officials across the country are installing LPR's as part of a DHS program, called "Operation Stonegarden." In 2015 DHS revealed their plans to create a national license plate reader database called "Acquisition and Use of License Plate Reader Data from a Commercial Service."

In 2014, DHS had given cities and towns $55 million to install LPR's and other 'security measures' across the country.

The Homeland Security Grant Program now encompasses five projects in the program: State Homeland Security Program, Urban Areas Security Initiative, Operation Stonegarden, Metropolitan Medical Response System Program, and Citizen Corps Program.

In 2010 alone, DHS spent $1,786,359,956 on its Homeland Security Grant Program.

Police across the country are using LPR's to balance state and local budgets. In Texas, police use LPR's to ticket beachgoers.

Police use LPR's to collect millions in unpaid tickets:

Using LPR's to balance budgets has become so blatant, license plate manufacturer Vigilant Solutions is giving Texas police departments free readers so they can instantly ticket motorists and collect payments. Vigilant offers law enforcement free access to its license-plate data through another database, the National Vehicle Location Service.

Vigilant Solutions  contract allows the company to charge scofflaw motorists a 25% fee on top of an existing unpaid ticket. That fee — on average about $125, according to a company official — goes directly to the company. If the motorist can't afford the bill, however, police could potentially take the person to jail.

"The option of making such a payment at the time of arrest could avoid contributing to already crowded jails, save time for arresting officers, and relieve minor offenders suddenly informed of an uncollected payment when pulled over for a routine moving violation from the burden of dealing with an impounded vehicle and the potential inconvenience of finding someone to supervise a child because of an unexpected arrest."

Police have become bounty hunters for private companies.

“It really worries me that this corporation is sort of privatizing the police department to become bounty hunters — and pay Vigilant for the privilege,” says Yang, who serves as the legal director for the Texas Civil Rights Project.

A Vigilant PowerPoint presentation in a section called“near future” for the company includes a fusion of public records, license-plate data and facial recognition.

The DEA is installing LPR's on our nation's highways.

The DEA has gathered as many as 343 million records in the National License Plate Recognition program, which connects DEA license plate readers with those of other law enforcement agencies around the country.

“With its jurisdiction and its finances, the federal government is uniquely positioned to create a centralized repository of all drivers’ movements across the country — and the DEA seems to be moving toward doing just that.”

Police know where you are and where you'll be.

Vigiliant's MOAB technology, would help police find vehicles using a “probabilistic assessment” of a vehicle’s location based on historical data and public records. Click here to read more about MOAB.

All across the country from Boston to San Diego police and parking enforcement are using LPR's to balance city and state budgets.

A complicit mass-media obediently, interviewed the V.P. of the company which stands to make millions from LPR's

“They (police) get better reports, more information, I think the parkers are more satisfied, they get a better service. At the end of the day, that’s what most of our customers want. They want people to pay for their parking” said Mike Bourre, vice president of a parking technology company called Gtechna.

Police getting more detailed reports on EVERYONE is not what Americans want, despite what he claims, people DON'T want to pay for parking!

The mass-media's complicity in aiding Police State America is disgusting.

Police are even allowed to put surveillance cameras on utility poles to conduct warrantless surveillance of ANYONE.

A federal appeals court ruled it is not unconstitutional for law enforcement to set up a camera on a public utility pole and record a suspect's moves for 10 weeks straight.

The Appeals Court ruling, "people have no reasonable expectation of  privacy in video footage recorded by a camera that was located on top of a public utility pole and that captured the same views enjoyed by passersby on public roads."

LPR's are such a financial success, police chiefs want to hire more cops.

"The chief is still talking about hiring another six to eight officers who would be dedicated solely to traffic duties and responding to license plate scanner alerts, in part because there have been some major successes."

According to a 2014 Rand report, it's estimated that over 70% of police departments use license plate readers!

Last year, I revealed how DHS wants to create a national license plate reader program.

DHS/Police use tow trucks and garbage trucks to spy on everyone!

"Some police departments mount scanners in patrol cars that capture data as officers drive around town. Others buy access to databases maintained by private companies that mount plate scanning cameras on tow trucks."

From Boston to California DHS/Police use sanitation (garbage) trucks equipped with LPR's to spy on everyone.

Police are using 200,000 garbage trucks and possibly 300K people to spy on Americans.

According to the ACLU, police have also installed license plate scanners on buildings and bridges.

It's easy to see through DHS's lies, they ARE creating a national license plate tracking system!

God has nothing to do with ticketing and arresting motorists:

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Police across America are forcing high school students to take breathalyzers

Lifeloc Technologies, a company with close ties to law enforcement is profiting, from putting their breathalyzers in high schools everywhere. Click here, here & here to find out more.

"Lifeloc Technologies is the first breathalyzer manufacturer to introduce a "Made in America" precision fuel cell tester that is also built upon our 25 years of Law Enforcement breath testing experience."

A high school in Nyack, New York is considering a policy requiring students submit to alcohol breath tests.

“We want to try to deter high school students from consuming alcohol and the board felt this was a good way to do it,” Board of Education President Karen Hughes said. "We hope it acts as a deterrent."
Students who have watery eyes, are argumentative, combative, refuse to follow instructions or inordinately jovial, WILL BE FORCED to take a breathalyzer!

"Not all students would have to take a breath test, only those exhibiting the signs or behaviors stated in the policy, including slurred speech, inability to follow instructions or directions, failure to comprehend questions, impaired motor skills, being combative, argumentative or inordinately jovial while talking, among others."

Police and school officials consider students with flush faces to be suspicious.

Student representative Hunter Andrasko convinced parents to change an early version of the policy that included having a flushed face as a reasonable suspicion for intoxication, a condition he called unfair especially at sporting events.

“People thought as you were entering the stadium, everyone would be lined up taking the breathalyzer test,” he said.

Why are police and school officials using junk science to force students to take breathalyzers? Why are police and private companies allowed to profit from putting breathalyzers in every high school?

In 2014, Florida police forced 38 students to submit to blood alcohol tests! Click here to read the disturbing details about Jensen Beach High School.

“These policies are not designed to punish,” Superintendent Dr. James Montesano said. “It’s really just to make sure our kids are safe.”

This IS about punishing students who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer and it ISN'T about safety.

Here's a perfect example of what minors accused of consuming alcohol face. The Geneva school district in Illinois will take away a student's car parking privileges and receive a 3-day suspension if they're suspected of having consumed alcohol or have any in their cars. Don't forget when police are involved minors caught drinking will have a criminal record that follows them forever.

“If you refuse a test we think that there is reasonable suspicion, we simply just invoke the consequences..." Montesano said.

Students who refuse a breathalyzer will be marked as SUSPICIOUS, how is that not punishment? This is about FORCING students to submit to authority.

Schools from Maine to California are FORCING innocent students to take breathalyzers...
 Police in Maine FORCE INNOCENT students to take breathalyzers:

Click here to see Old Orchard police forcing innocent students to submit to breathalyzers!

Police in California FORCE INNOCENT students to take breathalyzers:

(click here to read more.)

A brief list of states that allow high school breathalyzers:

Weymouth, MA
Chatham NJ
Lyons Township, IL
Phoenixville Area, PA
St. Vincent, OH

Coeur d’Alene, ID
Derby, KS
Denver, CO
Gainesville, TX
Jensen Beach, FL

Here's a sampling of a California high school's "homecoming dance policy"

All La Jolla High School guests are subject to search and breathalyzer.

The La Jolla High School administrators, staff, school police, and security personnel will enforce rules.

The mass-media always finds someone, who thinks it's a great idea for law enforcement to regulate the public.

I think it will be a good way to regulate our student section a little bit,” says Emma Palm. “I think the parents, as well, will have some more regulations.” 

An organization called "Students Against Destructive Decisions" or SADD as they like to be called, uses peer pressure to make students believe drinking alcohol causes numerous problems.

SADD's Motto: "Empowering Teens Through Peer-to-Peer Education."

"For adolescents, whose brains are still developing in critical ways, alcohol use makes them more vulnerable to learning and memory impairments. The intake of alcohol is frequently coupled with risky and potentially destructive behaviors, such as physical and emotional violence, rude or thoughtless remarks or actions, sexual mistakes or misjudgments, sexual assaults, and suicide acts and attempts."

SADD's statement is ludicrous. Fyi, it's nearly impossible to find an accurate and unbiased "study" about adolescent alcohol related suicides. If you believe the recent suicide studies, you'd think Prohibition, had never really ended.

SADD ignores the fact, that most of Europe's adolescents start drinking in their teens or earlier and exhibit few of the problems that SADD alleges. Fyi, a few years ago, SADD accepted funds from the alcoholic beverage industry.

SADD currently uses DHS/Dept. of Transportation grant (money) to influence our kids.

"The Office of Student Discipline is pleased to announce receipt of a $45,000 SADD grant from the Georgia Office of Highway Safety."

Since 9/11, public officials everywhere claim Americans have no rights, if they voluntarily go to a sporting event etc.

Principal Moylan says, if anyone comes to a high school, expect to be breathalyzed and their rights forfeit.

"I'm not trying to violate anybody's rights. I'm just trying to say if you want to come to an event here voluntarily, that you have to be clean to do so. And in order to prove that that's the case, then we're going to breathalyze. So you make a choice," said Joseph Moylan, Principal of Oconomowoc High School.

He's 'not trying to violate anybody's rights' because the police are doing it for him!

What happened to our 4th., Amendment right to be free from searches?

The United States Supreme Court concluded that it can hardly be argued that students shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate." (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District 1969)

Schools should be nurturing, safe environments for children, not places where they are made to feel like criminals,” ACLU spokesperson Donna Lieberman said.

The Police State is out of control and getting worse.

High Schools want to force students to take marijuana breathalyzer tests! Click herehere, here and finally here to read more.

California legislator Tom Lackey wants police to conduct marijuana breathalyzers:


Monday, February 1, 2016

New padlock uses your fingerprint to open

TappLock & TappLock Lite, are the world's first smart fingerprint padlock.

"The TappLock uses fingerprint access with cutting edge encrypted fingerprint sensor. It grants access with just a tap in 0.8 seconds."

The TappLock Series mobile app allows you to share access with (and revoke access from) your friends and family through your smartphone. The app allows you to customize the time, location, and duration of each individual’s access and stores up to 200 different fingerprints!

Sweden and US will soon share fingerprint data:

Sweden has drafted legislation that will result in a deal with the United States on sharing fingerprint data to fight crime, the Swedish government said.

A law drafted by the Swedish government would let authorities in both countries run fingerprint searches in each other's databases.

Soon, Diebold's iris scanning ATM's will be in banks everywhere:

It worth noting that in 2013, Diebold had been charged with fraud and a “worldwide pattern of criminal conduct.”

According to court documents, Diebold paid bribes and falsified documents in connection with the sale of ATMs to bank customers in China, Indonesia, and Russia.

“Through its corrupt business practices, Diebold undermined the sense of fair play that is critical for the rule of law to prevail,” acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman said.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Universities are asking students to divulge ANY contact they've had with the police or courts

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According to the 'Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law' SEVENTEEN universities require students to divulge ANY contact they've had with the police or courts.

"The first phase of the initiative seeks information from 17 colleges and universities that include inquiries on their applications regarding contact with the criminal justice system, including arrests that did not lead to conviction, sealed or expunged youthful offender records, or pardoned records."

"The Lawyers’ Committee’s preliminary review of the application process utilized by colleges and universities revealed that the information sought by the schools had no legitimate educational justification and no bearing on whether a student would succeed in the classroom. Rejecting or evaluating college applicants based solely on information regarding stops, detentions or other contact with the criminal justice system has a disproportionate impact on African-American boys and men, who are more likely than their white counterparts to be stopped, detained and arrested by police."

Wake up America, the Police State is out of control.

Sadly, this is only the tip of the iceberg. According to a NY Times article there are more than 17 universities doing this.

"The Lawyers’ Committee said it planned to contact the 17 institutions on its list as the first wave of a national initiative aimed at reducing the impact of even minor criminal histories on college admissions."

600 colleges use the Common Application, which requires applicants to check “yes” or “no” on whether they've been convicted of a crime or faced serious disciplinary action in school.

Universities are calling applicants and asking them to explain ANY contact they've had with police or the courts...

Charles Martin, an Auburn University spokesman, said indicating “yes” to the crime question on the application did not disqualify students. “The admissions office calls the applicant directly to obtain more information,” he said.

Below, are two more disturbing examples of the types of questions being asked...

From the University of Alabama: “Have you ever received a written or oral warning not to trespass on public or private property?”

From Virginia Tech: “Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a violation of any local, state or federal law, other than a minor traffic violation?”

How long before job applicants are asked these same questions?

More and more, colleges and universities resemble military schools. How else can you explain a 26 year retired Army colonel being hired as Deputy Chief of the Indiana University Police Department?

Army Colonel Doug Johnson was promoted to deputy chief of the IU Police Department in May 2014.

If you need more proof, in 2013 the university of Berkeley hired the former head of DHS, Janet Napolitano to become their president.

A 2010 study called "The Use Of Criminal History Records In College Admission Reconsidered"
found that 66% of colleges ask for criminal history information in admissions, and some of them look unfavorably on misdemeanor arrests.

"A broad array of convictions are viewed as negative factors in the context of admissions decision-making, including drug and alcohol convictions, misdemeanor convictions, and youthful offender adjudications."

"No link has been established between having a criminal record and posing a risk to campus safety."

"Our argument for eliminating the collection and use of CJI in admissions decisions is in large part based on the absence of any empirical evidence showing that students with criminal records pose a safety risk on campus."

The Center for Community Alternatives, recommendation:

"Colleges and universities should refrain from collecting and using criminal justice information in the context of college admissions."

Below is the Lawyers' Committee's list of 17 universities asking students to divulge any police or court encounters they've had.

Auburn University, Auburn University-Montgomery, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Mobile in Alabama; Florida International University, Florida State University, and the University of North Florida in Florida; Clark Atlanta University and the University of Georgia in Georgia; Catawba College in North Carolina; The Citadel in South Carolina; Louisiana State University in Louisiana; and Emory & Henry College, Hampton University, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech University in Virginia.

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Private companies are making huge profits from every part of our justice system

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Feds installing facial recognition cameras to identify pedestrians at night and through fog

Samsung's 'WISE NETIII' facial recognition CCTV's will soon be installed in San Francisco.
According to the SF Gate:

"San Francisco’s public transit agency plans to purchase up to 150 cameras marketed for their ability to find and focus on human faces, although city officials insist the devices will monitor only traffic — not people."

"The Municipal Transportation Agency is seeking a vendor that will sell cameras equipped with “face detection” technology, according to bidding documents posted online. Those cameras will scan streets from traffic-light poles..."

“BART is a very safe mode of transportation with a robust surveillance system with cameras located in train cars, on platforms, in stations, and even our police officers wear cameras. The Fleet of the Future is already being produced with cameras on all train cars. Now both our existing and future cars will have security cameras,” said BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.

Since 2014, police have been using facial recognition traffic cameras to identify drivers and passengers in motor vehicles.

Police are also using Vigilant Solutions cameras to identify them...

Though primarily intended for fixed security camera installations, the software could allow police to identify the occupants of vehicles when the system is supplied with a clear photograph of a car's interior. In states such as California and Arizona where red light cameras and speed cameras photograph the front of a car, the video stream can be analyzed in "near real time" to catalog and identify the driver and anyone in the passenger seat of passing vehicles, flagging any "person of interest."

Another company called Intelligent Security Systems, markets a facial recognition camera system called SecurOS FACE.

"As a Video Analytics/Biometrics Module SecurOS FACE images can be archived in a database for real time identification.  It can be used for active recognition where subjects know their image is being captured or passively, where they do not have knowledge of such surveillance."

But officials claim that's not happening in Calif., trust them.

San Francisco spokesman Paul Rose, claims they put the words 'facial recognition' in their bid because it's common practice to list all the specifications of a product they hope to obtain.

Rose, claims the cameras won't record and only offer live views of the streets.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns these cameras do more than just offer live feeds...

“These cameras would be trained on traffic, potentially picking up license plate data, which would allow for location tracking from law enforcement and others,” said Rebecca Jeschke, a digital rights analyst and media relations director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Just because the agency said it will not retain camera footage doesn’t mean that digital forensics experts couldn’t seek a judge’s permission to retrieve the data if they felt it was necessary, said security consultant Davi Ottenheimer.

"Face recognition allows secret tracking so any time you're in public - whether you are attending a protest rally or visiting your doctor or entering a church or a bar - it could allow you to be identified and your movements tracked" said Calabrese.

Companies and the government are working hand-in-hand to profit from facial recognition:

The market value of facial recognition technologies is expected to nearly double from $230 million in 2015 to $450 million in 2019

Police State America is so bad airports, malls, Home Depots, Walmarts and churches have begun using facial recognition cameras.
“Most of them would like to keep this confidential..." Churchix CEO, Moshe Greenshpan said.
In the not too distant future: American retailers will follow and target customers using facial recognition software and track their cellphones.
Why would I say that?
Because it's already happening in the UK.. Since 9/11, America has adopted the UK's CCTV surveillance program and much more.

Instead of 'In God We Trust,' America's new motto should be 'In Spying We Trust.'

Today's CCTV's  are capable of tracking multiple faces...

"Multiple Face Captures per server, unlimited number of aggregate face capture detectors within a security network all reporting to one centralized Face Recognition Database."

To find out more read, "Surveillance cameras can track multiple people."
Samsung's 'Super Light Enhancer' can identify people at night and their 'Defog' software can identify people through fog:
Samsung's surveillance cameras can also detect changes in scenery and alert viewers when people cross a designated line.
A mere 50+ miles away from San Francisco, the Feds have been installing security cameras all around Santa Clara, which is hosting the Super Bowl.

Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews said that the city is getting help from Washington with an elaborate system of "cameras and sensors" that will be used to monitor light rail and buses operated to and from Levi's by the Valley Transportation Authority, effectively expanding the sphere of safety for fans.

Santa Clara and DHS have marked Super Bowl 50 as a “level one” event — the highest classification for security at national events.

Don't think for a second, law enforcement will ever remove the cameras. If history is any indicator they'll expand into residential neighborhoods...

"A big event doesn't trigger privacy concerns," says Kade Crockford of the ACLU. "What does trigger privacy concerns is the City of Boston installing a network of cameras — some in residential neighborhoods — that enable law enforcement to track individual people from the moment that we leave our homes in the morning until the moment we return at night, seeing basically everywhere we went and everything that we did."

Don't forget, police also have access to PRIVATE cameras!

Police/DHS and Motorola have been using private surveillance cameras to create a massive spy network.

Homeland Security is using the police to turn America into a giant surveillance state.
Click here, here & here to find out how police across the country use CCTV's to spy on the public.