According to an article in Texas Public Radio, law enforcement will now have access to DHS’s biometric database.
“Texas law enforcement are now getting a big assist from the federal government. Texas is the first and only state to get access to a massive Department of Homeland Security biometric database…”
Letting police have access to everyone’s biomterics is asinine and the potential for abuse will be astronomical.
Just imagine what will happen, when a politician wants police to give them information about a political opponent. Just imagine what will happen, when a cop wants to get information about a pretty woman or handsome man? Just imagine the type of information that police can gather from Real-ID licenses and passports.
This has all the earmarks of a police state.
Cops now have access to massive national biometric database
DHS’s massive database is called ‘Automated Biometric Identification System’ (IDENT).
“IDENT has evolved over the years into the central DHS -wide system for the storage and processing of biometric data. IDENT stores and processes biometric data—digital fingerprints, photographs, iris scans, and facial images—and links biometrics with biographic information to establish and verify identities. IDENT serves as a biographic and biometric repository for the Department.” (Click here to see a revealing IDENT PowerPoint slide show.)
DHS Secretary Patrick Nemeth, admits that they’re spy on millions of people, “we have a database of 212 million people.”
IDENT is a national biometric watchlist program
Last year DHS admitted that IDENT is really a national watchlist program,
Below is a list of the types of biometric information DHS/police are collecting:
(1) full name (i.e., first, middle, last, nicknames, and aliases), date of birth, gender, signature; personal identifiers including Alien Registration Number, Social Security number (when provided),state identification number, civil record number, Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Number, Fingerprint Identification Number, National Unique Identification Number; and personal physical details, such as height, weight, eye color, and hair color;
For more information about law enforcement’s national watchlist program, read pages 9, 10 and 11 of the ‘IDENT Privacy Impact Assessment’.
Think about what’s happening, it’s no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’ that DHS is running our police departments.
Who do you think supplies, cops with Stingrays, license plate readers, assault weapons, MRAP’s etc.?
Since 9/11 they’ve been slowly working on creating a national spying civilian police force. And for all intents and purposes they’ve succeeded.