Last week, DHS and the New York State Police began using drones to spy on NY State Fair (NYS Fair) visitors.
It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that the DEC is letting DHS and the police use their drones.
The DEC has a close relationship with DHS. Two weeks ago, the DEC kicked off a new initiative with DHS called ‘Operation Blue Trident’.
Government agencies working with DHS is nothing new, state DOT’s also have a close working relationship with DHS.
What are DEC’s drones being used for?
The State police claim, DEC’s drones are being used to ‘ensure safety’ and monitor traffic and that’s all the public needs to know.
If DEC’s drones are really being used to ‘monitor traffic and parking’ don’t you think the public would be allowed to see the live video feeds?
Drones are often referred to as a flying multitool, which means law enforcement can easily equip them with facial recognition cameras or license plate readers.
No one knows what type of drones the DEC acquired but Raytheon’s drones can identify faces in a crowd at 2,000 feet.
The mass media does a great job of obscuring the truth and never telling the public what drones are really capable of. (To find out more about secret police drones click here.)
DHS drones are spying on more than a 112 million New Yorkers
DHS is using the police, DEC and DOT to spy on more than one hundred million fairgoers. Last year’s fair had a record attendance of 112 million visitors. Earlier this week, the Syracuse Post Standard reported the NYS Fair broke another attendance record.
Using drones to secretly monitor traffic and parking lots? How stupid does the mass media and law enforcement think the public is?
In what can only be described as ironic, the NYS Fair launched the state’s first-ever competition for videos created using cameras on drones.
Would anyone like to bet DHS and the State Police would win first place, if they let the public see what they’re really using drones for?
Are police using DHS drones to spy on 112 million NY State Fair visitors?
What do you think?
Police departments are purchasing military drones
Defense contractors predict that by 2025 every police department will be using military drones to spy on Americans.
“By 2025, enormous military-style drones – close relatives of the sort made famous by counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan and Iraq – will be visible 2,000 feet above U.S. cities, streaming high-resolution video to police departments below.”
Drones aren’t the only thing the public should be concerned about.
NYS Fair honors the police state
The drones will operate under Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, with a range of about 1 mile (1.61 kilometers).
“For the first time all members of the force have their own space. “Dogs are happier,” said Major Rougeux. “It is air conditioned in there, they have a place to call their own and relax in between putting on a show.”
NY State Police Exhibit Part 1:
Spending millions on surveillance drones and police exhibits does not make America safer.
Surveillance of Americans is getting worse, not better.
If defense contractors and corporations have their way, America will become the largest police state in the free world.