“I want them to be worried that we’re watching. I want them to be worried that they never know when we’re overhead.” — Police Chief in Dayton, Ohio

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“I want them to be worried that we’re watching. I want them to be worried that they never know when we’re overhead.”

That’s what Police Chief Richard Biehl of Dayton, Ohio told the Washington Post while referring to the people of his city as he supported new aerial surveillance technology that would allow his officers to “track every vehicle and person across an area the size of a small city, for several hours at a time.”

Focused on the work of Persistent Surveillance Systems—a Dayton-based company that is already providing aerial surveillance for large events, like political rallies and sporting events—the Post’s reporting reveals that even as “Americans have grown increasingly comfortable with traditional surveillance cameras, a new, far more powerful generation is being quietly deployed.” […]

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Read full article at: https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/06-1

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