(Activist Post) In a move straight out of George Orwell’s 1984, Lancaster, California has approved the use of a surveillance plane to videotape the city ten hours a day.
The plane will collect intelligence on the citizens of the city regardless whether or not they are doing anything illegal.
Homeland Security Newswire
“Beginning in May, a Cessna 172 airplane will hover over the Lancaster, California for ten hours a day collecting intelligence and keeping an eye on residents.
The surveillance program was recently approved by city leaders in an effort to fight crime, but the prospect of aerial surveillance has critics concerned about privacy violations.
Under the plan, the plane would circle the city at 1,000 to 3,000 feet for roughly ten hours a day while a crew aboard the plane would monitor activity on the ground with a suite of video cameras and infrared sensors.
The cameras would be able to spot a home invasion, track unsuspecting criminals, or note traffic accidents and then record footage and transmit it to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.”
Sadly this move by the city of Lancaster is part of a larger effort by the Department of Homeland Security, working in conjunction with local police, to spread fear into the minds of the American public as they move to install a full-scale surveillance police state.
The ACLU has responded with a list of questions including how long the surveillance video will be stored and if they will be released to the public record.
Fifteen years ago openly announcing such a plan like would cause massive public outcry but now, due to widespread fear mongering and programming in regards to terrorism, the American people are mostly standing by as the country is being destroyed from within.
Surveillance plane today, cameras on every street corner and thought crimes tomorrow.