US Civilian Entities Using Military HW and Intel Against Americans to Grow and Enforce Totalitarian State
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Mon Jul 12 21:58:20 PDT 2021
Capitol Police To Use Military Surveillance Equipment In Role As
'Intelligence-Based Protective Agency'
In response to the January 6 Capitol riot, US Capitol Police will
begin employing military surveillance equipment used by the Army in
what the Washington Times described as part of "sweeping security
upgrades" as the force transforms into "an intelligence-based
Lockheed Martin hybrid PSSG airship (read more here)
Upgrades will include eight 'Persistent Surveillance Systems Ground -
Medium' (PSSG-M) units, which provide HD surveillance video and
includes night vision. According to the Pentagon, it does not include
"This technology will be integrated with existing USCP camera
infrastructure, providing greater high definition surveillance
capacity to meet steady-state mission requirements and help identify
emerging threats," said the Pentagon.
The technology allowed U.S. troops fighting wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan to monitor large areas 24/7 through extremely
Some privacy rights advocates have raised concern that Capitol
Police are getting into the business of spying on Americans.
In a wartime application, the persistent surveillance units were
mounted on tethered blimps. The data could be stored, combined with
sensor data from other platforms, and later referenced or rewound to
track individuals or groups.
The military could use the system to develop “pattern of life”
analyses on suspected enemy combatants or intelligence targets in war
zones. It could determine, for example, who was responsible for
placing an improvised explosive device. -Washington Times
According to a 2016 Government Accountability Office report, the
Department of Homeland Security leased the same, or similar technology
through the Department of Defense.
Few details were provided to the Times about the new system - such as
how and where it will be deployed, or whether collected data will be
stored or disseminated - or whether it will be shared with other
"Hopefully, you can understand it wouldn’t be smart of us tell the
world all our capabilities," a Capitol Police official told the Times.
The Pentagon says the Army will install the units and provide training
to the Capitol Police to operate and maintain the system. Once
installed, the Army won't have any role in operation.
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