Feb 272017
 
 February 27, 2017  Surveillance, U.S.

Ironically, perhaps, Joe Cadillic wrote on February 24:

Bourborn Street/Mardi Gras will never be the same, as police state America uses our fear of terrorism to turn 20 neighborhoods into a giant surveillance network! As you’ll see, no one is safe from New Orleans spying surveillance cameras.

Police are spending $40 million dollars to install over a hundred new license plate readers, remote sensing technology, roadblocks, high definition thermal cameras equipped with night vision and much more. Police have also spent $12.6 million on a new spying command center.

Of course, it didn’t prevent a drunk driver from injuring 28 people, but hey, it makes for great security theatre, right?

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