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    Because nothing says freedom like being under Total Surveillance.


    Smaller cities across US opening high-tech crime centers

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...05-24-14-07-09

    By DAVE COLLINS
    Associated Press

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Michelle Plante scoured a surveillance video for clues, trying to identify the man seen shooting at someone in a Hartford playground recently in broad daylight. Luckily, no children were there, and the man fled into a nearby house after missing his target.

    Plante, who works in the new Real-Time Crime and Data Intelligence Center for Hartford police, determined the address of the house and who lived there. She ran names through databases, hoping to determine the name of the shooter.

    Similar work is going on across the country at police real-time crime centers, where walls of flat-screen monitors are fed by surveillance cameras, and computers take in data from shotgun detection systems and license plate readers. Intelligence from the centers is sent to officers on the street, helping them find suspects and avoid harm by having crucial, real-time information, police officials say.


    In Hartford, Plante quickly found a booking photo of one of the residents of the house who looked like the shooter. That information gave police a major lead they may not have had otherwise. Authorities say they are now building a case against the man.

    New York City opened its Real Time Crime Center - the first of its kind - in 2005, and other large cities followed suit. Smaller cities are now opening their own centers after acquiring surveillance cameras, gunshot detectors and other technology. Civil liberties advocates, meanwhile, have privacy concerns and are calling for better regulation of police surveillance operations.

    Such facilities have opened in the past year in Hartford; Wilmington, Delaware; and Springfield, Massachusetts. Others are in the works in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Modesto, California; and Wilmington, North Carolina.

    "It's such a great asset having everybody under one roof," said Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare, who's in charge of Hartford's center, which officials unveiled in February. "It's all about transfer of information."

    Although open only a few months, the center has assisted officers in hundreds of criminal cases that have resulted in arrests, O'Hare said.

    "It's huge," he said about the new capabilities. "It provides them real-time intelligence."

    Staff members at the centers can monitor surveillance video and tell officers at crime scenes about suspects' movements. They can enter names into criminal and private company databases and relay virtual dossiers on people to police. They also tap into surveillance cameras at schools and businesses - after getting permission in a process agreed upon beforehand - to help police respond to active shooters and other crimes. Much of the information, including video feeds, can be sent to officers' cellphones.

    The centers reflect law enforcement's growing reliance on technology. Many cities are using federal grants and drug forfeiture money to help pay for the centers, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up.

    The American Civil Liberties Union says there is a lack of general rules to limit privacy invasions and abuse of surveillance technology by police. The ACLU also is concerned about how long police departments retain camera footage and other surveillance data.

    "The public really needs to be consulted, and there needs to be a debate," said David McGuire, legislative and policy director of the ACLU of Connecticut, which is keeping an eye on real-time crime centers in the state.

    In December, the ACLU of Northern California criticized Fresno police for using social media surveillance software without the public's consent. One software program, the ACLU said, suggested identifying potential threats to public safety by tracking hashtags related to the Black Lives Matter movement. Another program assigned "threat levels" to residents, the ACLU said.

    Police told The Fresno Bee newspaper that they were only testing the software during free trials for possible use against violent crime and terrorism and were not tracking Black Lives Matter on social media.

    Civil liberties advocates also have concerns about airports and many police departments now using facial recognition software to track and identify people, saying such software is known for mistakes.

    The Hartford center doesn't use facial recognition, but officials say that could come in the future.

    Hartford Police Chief James Rovella said city officials are well aware of privacy concerns.

    "We have to respect people's civil rights at all times," he said.

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    They also tap into surveillance cameras at schools and businesses - after getting permission in a process agreed upon beforehand - to help police respond to active shooters and other crimes. Much of the information, including video feeds, can be sent to officers' cellphones.
    What could possibly go wrong? And homes? How long until they're doing that? - With your permission, of course. Probably be slipped into the fine print of some poor slobs security contract.
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    Got to keep track of white males. We still haven't figured out how they are planning all the evil in the world, as they are very clever and only appear to work, and do boring things like mow the lawn. But they must be plotting somehow. We will unravel the mystery, we have all their money to spend on surveillance, just a matter of time before the cracka crumbles.

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    Nice, are they hiring?

    I bet this will create a lot of jobs!
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    This is pretty cool!

    I think lawmakers should seriously consider mandating that every property owner pay for and install surveillance equipment inside and outside for the good of the community.

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    How can you ensure that your personal home security cameras are not being "tapped into?"
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    Yup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post

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    Reported as a hate crime.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Reported as a hate crime.
    I will now assume the position and await the Volkspolizei, who will certainly be along shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I will now assume the position and await the Volkspolizei, who will certainly be along shortly.
    And promptly execute you. Thanks for your compliance, comrade. All should strive to serve the homeland in such a manner as makes things easiest on our superiors.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Precrime is about 20 years ahead of my prediction. Sweet

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    Smaller cities opening surveillance centers
    not really

    Many cities are using federal grants
    fedgov is
    opening surveillance centers in Smaller cities


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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    What could possibly go wrong? And homes? How long until they're doing that? - With your permission, of course. Probably be slipped into the fine print of some poor slobs security contract.

    yes. men should have NEVER invented charge coupled devices!
    (CCD's) THAT is the source of this mischief Love. (all digital imaging is based on CCD's)
    and what about the transistor? was that the gateway drug of these men?
    or,
    was it Samuel Colt?

    "God made man, but Samuel Colt made them equal,"

    are you Amish or Mennonite Love?
    Last edited by HVACTech; 05-25-2016 at 10:27 PM. Reason: Men are evil. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Reported as a hate crime.
    Waste of time and effort, focus on those not already on the lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post

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    Eew.
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    Without Privacy, everything becomes a crime.
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