Nov 202018
 
 November 20, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes:

Bloomberg is spending six million dollars on a “Mayors Challenge” that will put microphones in police drones.

According to an article in WPFL 89.3, Bloomberg Philanthropies wants the Louisville Kentucky Police Department to send out self-guided aerial drones equipped with ShotSpotter microphones across the city.

“The city will spend six months testing and refining the drone proposal. In October, four cities will win $1 million to continue the programs, while one grand prize winner will get $5 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies.”

Before I go any further I need to address the proverbial elephant in the room.

For more than a decade Bloomberg Philanthropies has donated millions of dollars to turn police departments into mini-spy centers.

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