This, despite the fact there’s no evidence they help prevent crime at all. See here, here, and here. The reason that Toronto Police are pushing the cameras, the ‘school resource officers’, the program to demand your ID on the street is the same reason similar programs are appearing in any number of global jurisdictions – the agenda is to build a surveillance grid for the global society. Police are not bad, and we need peace officers, but police state architecture is a threat to the freedom of citizens, and we’ve been down this road too many times in world history not to know better. Look at the articles about INTERPOL and the EU, below. Is it a coincidence that Western nations are racing towards implementation of these police state measures as the UN declares the need for global carbon taxation, a global currency, control of the Internet, control of food standards, &c? Do you really think this is being done to fight terrorism, or to prevent crime? No – it’s for you and your children, who will be treated as prisoners, tracked and surveilled, the new peasantry of the micromanaged global state. Is this the legacy you want to leave them?
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October 23, 2009
Toronto police are going to get more cameras to help them cover more of the city’s at-risk neighbourhoods.
On Thursday, the police services board approved a one-year plan to install 11 more cameras – in addition to the 15 already in use on Yonge Street and in the entertainment district.
The locations of the new cameras have not been released, but police say they will take a number of factors into account when making their decisions – such as the level of crime, the types of crimes and whether other crime reduction methods have failed.
The local communities will be consulted before the cameras are set up, police say. [Ed. Note: What impact will these consultations have on the decision? None. It's strictly for PR.]
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