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Digital Traffic Cameras Used To Arrest Motorists For Eating And Smoking

Posted by Job on December 29, 2007

More mark of the beast type stuff for the Christians that are into that sort of thing  (which admittedly includes me). But for my “Christians should not be picking the lesser of two evils” conviction, something like this would draw me back into the Ron Paul camp.

Original link: New super-cameras mean no hiding for drivers who smoke, eat or use a phone

Digital speed cameras which capture drivers smoking or eating at the wheel are being introduced nationwide in a new move to hammer motorists. Drivers will also face fines, bans and even jail for infringements such as driving without a seatbelt, using a hand-held mobile phone or overtaking across double white lines. The hi-tech DVD cameras, which have instant playback, will also be used to provide photographic evidence against those eating sandwiches or rolling-up cigarettes at the wheel. These are now considered serious offences under new guidelines drawn up for prosecutors. The development will massively increase the number of fines and prosecutions against normally law-abiding drivers for relatively minor offences.

As well as being fined £60 and given three points on their licences, motorists now face two years in jail if their actions are considered to have been a factor in dangerous driving. (Two years in jail for eating and smoking behind the wheel today, death for possessing a Bible tomorrow.) Virtually every police force in England, Wales and Scotland is now equipped with the new digital cameras. They were given Home Office approval in April but are quietly being rolled out nationwide. More than 100 have been sold. The manufacturers have said their order book is full until next April.

The DVD cameras can operate as conventional speed traps. But thanks to the instant playback, they also double up to photograph motorists flouting laws other than speeding. Set up by a police officer on sites such as motorway bridges, they constantly scan the cars and can digitally record drivers behind the wheel committing a vast array of minor traffic offences.

Crucially the new technology, called Concept, allows officers to play back the footage to locate, view and capture the offence instantly. Photographs taken using the device show how effective it is, capturing pictures such as a man apparently steering his Renault with his bare feet and the driver of an Alfa Romeo with a mobile phone clamped to his ear. The device is made and sold by Tele-Traffic UK whose CEO, Jon Bond, is a former police chief superintendent in charge of speed cameras in Warwickshire. (Benito Mussolini said that the definition of fascism is the corporatization of government power. See this link on fascism.)

He said: “It is the first camera to record offences other than speeding and give an instant playback.”If the camera is being used for speed enforcement, but the police officer spots another driving offence being committed – or even thinks he saw something – he can play it back in a second. The offences are easily and quickly detectable.” (In version 2.0 of this technology, people will be able to quickly and easily doctor the footage to implicate in crimes whoever the government wants to destroy.) Mr Bond, whose Warwick-based company employs 20, added: “At present, officers can record an offence such as driving with a mobile phone clamped to their ear or without a seatbelt but would then have to look through perhaps two hours of tape in order to find it again. “Concept means that those operating the camera can digitally log everything. They are linked to the team in the back office who can instantly find the offence, see the proof and send out a penalty charge notice to the car’s registered owner. “This will cut down massively on the amount of time police officers have to spend on paperwork and so speed up prosecutions. The days of the police having to chase after people who are infringing the law in these ways are gone. That will make the roads a safer place.” (Fascists have always used public safety as a justification for their crimes, going back to the days of the Roman Empire’s notorious Pax Romana, “peace of Rome”. Many theologians assert that the beast of Revelation prophecy was fulfilled in the near term by the Roman Empire, but that the far term fulfillment will be the anti – Christ’s regime. The problem is that because of the conservative ideological and political bent of most that interpret the Bible literally, they are convinced that the anti – Christ’s regime will be a leftist one rather than one that will use religion and big business towards his own ends.)

The Concept digital DVD technology costs £17,750. But police forces who already use Tele-Traffic’s existing analogue (non-digital) system, can upgrade for a fraction of that price. Smoking at the wheel was recently included in the Highway Code as something which courts can consider as a factor when police accuse drivers of failing to have proper control of their vehicle. (Rather, it was recently included as something that they could use as a prototype, test case, trial run, etc. to see if the system could be used to track other things, like possession of Bibles, later on.)

More than 300,000 drivers a day are still illegally using hand-held phones at the wheel, recent government figures revealed. (And they know this how? I bet they have similar statistics on the number of people engaging in LEGAL activities … or at least things that are legal right now.) The penalties for using a handheld phone while driving, which was outlawed in 2003, were increased in February this year from a £30 fine to £60, plus three penalty points. (Please note what I just said about “things that are legal right now.”)
Under new sentencing rules, motorists using hand-held mobile phones could be jailed for two years and be disqualified if this was an aggravating factor in dangerous driving. Those who kill while using a mobile face 14 years behind bars, under a charge of causing death by dangerous driving. (Two years if no one is harmed but only 14 if you kill someone? Proof that the motivation for this is government control and not concern for human life in a nation that has such a shortage of abortion doctors that they are considering training nurses to do the procedure.)

Last October, Mr Bond and his Tele-Traffic team were under fire after admitting to undercover reporters posing as customers that speed cameras were a “scam” and that setting up cameras in new areas was the equivalent of having “a blank chequebook” that would result in “bucketfuls” of cash. (There you go. It will be easy to manipulate this system for the government to manufacture, say, “evidence” that a certain Bible – based preacher or leader of a home church or homeschool movement is a violent child molester.) Self-styled Captain Gatso of the campaign group Motorists Against Detection said: “This is yet another example of the Big Brother surveillance society where there’s no escape from the cameras.” (Notice how the media is doing the job of the state by belittling those that oppose the system.)

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Top U.S. Intelligence Official: Say Goodbye to Privacy

Posted by Job on November 12, 2007

foxnews.com/story/0,2933,310536,00.html


WASHINGTON — A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy. Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people’s private communications and financial information. Kerr’s comments come as Congress is taking a second look at the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act.

Lawmakers hastily changed the 1978 law last summer to allow the government to eavesdrop inside the United States without court permission, so long as one end of the conversation was reasonably believed to be located outside the U.S. The original law required a court order for any surveillance conducted on U.S. soil, to protect Americans’ privacy. The White House argued that the law was obstructing intelligence gathering.

The most contentious issue in the new legislation is whether to shield telecommunications companies from civil lawsuits for allegedly giving the government access to people’s private e-mails and phone calls without a court order between 2001 and 2007. Some lawmakers, including members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appear reluctant to grant immunity. Suits might be the only way to determine how far the government has burrowed into people’s privacy without court permission.

The committee is expected to decide this week whether its version of the bill will protect telecommunications companies. The central witness in a California lawsuit against AT&T says the government is vacuuming up billions of e-mails and phone calls as they pass through an AT&T switching station in San Francisco. Mark Klein, a retired AT&T technician, helped connect a device in 2003 that he says diverted and copied onto a government supercomputer every call, e-mail, and Internet site access on AT&T lines.

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