Moraga, California residents have launched a ‘Community Watch’ campaign to raise money to purchase license plate readers and surveillance cameras that will spy on everyone.
Law enforcement and the Moraga Community Foundation (MCF) want residents to donate $60,000 to help the police spy on everyone.
Stooping to a new low, law enforcement is using a non-profit to help them spy on the community. According to the Community Watch campaign, residents will be able to declare their donations against their taxes.
Law enforcement donates money to buy surveillance cameras
According to an article in the East Bay Times, law enforcement is now donating money to destroy our privacy.
Moraga Police Chief, Jon King admits to donating $2,000 towards purchasing license plate readers and surveillance cameras. “I made a donation myself because I think it’s a very worthy cause,” King said.
His statement should tell you everything you need to know about American policing. What cop doesn’t think that spying on everyone without a warrant is a worthy cause?
In lieu of traditional ‘Welcome to our City’ signs, politicians want them updated to reflect the new surveillance state. “I’d like a big sign saying ‘Welcome to our city; you’re being photographed”, according to Brentwood, CA, Mayor Taylor.
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Police want the public to pay for surveillance into the foreseeable future
We welcome all contributions, big and small. This is an investment in the safety and security of our Town. We believe that his campaign will enjoy broad based community support. The greater the number of participating households, the greater MPD’s ability to implement a system that meets the needs of this community, both today and into the foreseeable future.
The police state have become professionals at using our fears of crime and terror to get what it wants.
But never before have we seen them ask the public to pay for spying.
This is a new low in American policing.
This is only the beginning. Law enforcement says they’ll be asking the public to contribute to the police state, both today and into the foreseeable future.