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Residents Shocked To Learn About Surveillance System That Was Tested In Compton
CBSLA.com) ^ | April 16, 2014 11:28 PM | Juan Fernandez

Posted on 04/17/2014 7:26:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin

COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — Compton residents were shocked to learn about a high-tech surveillance system that was being tested in the city two years ago.

“I [didn’t know about it.] Wow. It really bothers me a lot,” resident Latonya Lindsey said. “We should know, I mean, we should have the opportunity to know…if we’re gonna be kinda like, spied on. If that’s what’s going on, people should know.”

The wide-area surveillance pilot program, which was tested in 2012, used an airplane flying at 10,000 feet and sophisticated cameras mounted to it to record a 25 square mile area.

Inventors said the beauty of the system was the ability to rewind the footage and pinpoint a crime or suspect.

“It allowed us, in the eyes of the inventor, [to be] basically like Google Earth,” Sgt. Douglas Iketani of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Iketani, however, said the images were not as sharp as they had hoped for.

“We couldn’t tell if you were a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, at the altitude that thing was flying, we could barely tell if it was a full-size SUV or compact car,” he said.

The sheriff’s department passed on the technology, saying more needs to be done to improve it.

KCAL9’s Juan Fernandez reported that the technology was originally used in Afghanistan and Iraq to track down terrorists.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: california; cbsla; compton; douglasiketani; juanfernandez; kcal9; latonyalindsey; losangeles

1 posted on 04/17/2014 7:26:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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Go ahead and make ignorant racist comments about Compton if you like — but this kind of Big Brother the Sky could be coming to your town some day as well.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Bush did it. Everybody know dat.


3 posted on 04/17/2014 7:29:00 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: BenLurkin
“Wow. It really bothers me a lot,” resident Latonya Lindsey said. “We should know, I mean, we should have the opportunity to know…if we’re gonna be kinda like, spied on. If that’s what’s going on, people should know.”

Welcome to the real world Latonya (geez). That's yo bruthas, obama and holder using you for a guinea pig.

4 posted on 04/17/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: BenLurkin

Tell me again the precinct vote-totals in Compton for the last Federal election?

Yout get waht you pay for, brutha!


5 posted on 04/17/2014 7:35:08 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: BenLurkin

I heard that some in Compton are upset that increasing numbers of Hispanics have moved into Compton. Compton is still mostly black. Now, if we are to be good liberals, don’t we have to celebrate diversity? How can blacks be upset if Compton isn’t quite as black as it used to be?


6 posted on 04/17/2014 7:37:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping….

Coming to your neighborhood and mine one day soon?


7 posted on 04/17/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The illegals were only beginning to invade Compton back when I was hanging around there. Many more last time I passed through.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Compton? Wouldn’t that make it RAAAAACIST?


9 posted on 04/17/2014 7:44:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Compton. Not surprised, but from my experience, I spent a week there on business years ago and didn't have any problems with the locals.

There must have been some tax incentives to put in business parks.

Did get to wake up to my first noticeable earthquake there, too.

10 posted on 04/17/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: BenLurkin
The illegals were only beginning to invade Compton back when I was hanging around there.

Guess we'll soon see another rap act from Compton....S.W.A.

11 posted on 04/17/2014 7:44:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

After WWII the lessons we learned during the war were turned to civilian purposes, making the U.S. the strongest industrial power and the biggest power for good around the world.

From Vietnam, the only lesson we learned was that we were bad, and we flagellated ourselves for decades.

After the 9/11 wars, the lessons learned were turned to government purposes, making the U.S. the Biggest Brother internally while our leadership made us a laughing stock around the world.

What’s next?


12 posted on 04/17/2014 7:51:07 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: BenLurkin
Iketani, however, said the images were not as sharp as they had hoped for. “We couldn’t tell if you were a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, at the altitude that thing was flying, we could barely tell if it was a full-size SUV or compact car,” he said.

But if the camera shows a crime suspect having gone into a store before or after a crime, they can grab the store video from that time to get a better picture of the person.

13 posted on 04/17/2014 7:57:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: BenLurkin
Iketani, however, said the images were not as sharp as they had hoped for.

Intentional misinformation.

Hell, we can tell the difference between a car and an SUV from fricking SPACE - never mind a platform orbiting at 10,000 feet.

14 posted on 04/17/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: grobdriver

Yup.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 8:03:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

16 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:51 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: BenLurkin

stingray cell tower spoofing was tested without warrents by the police and they are the same idiots who thought using tech to snoop INSIDE your home was a-ok.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 8:07:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BenLurkin

They’ll work out the bugs in the system. Within 20 years, there will be “eye in the sky” surveillance drones over every major city, recording everything done in public. Bet on it.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 8:16:22 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Go ahead and make race-baiting preemptive remarks all you want.

> Since the 1980s, the city of Compton has become well known in American popular culture due to many hip hop groups and rappers originating from the community, such as the seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A, best known for their debut album, Straight Outta Compton. The city of Compton as well as southern Los Angeles County in general is notorious for its heavy concentration of gangs and gang violence, such as the Bloods, the Crips, and Surenos, which all originated in the Los Angeles area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton,_California


19 posted on 04/17/2014 8:16:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: grobdriver

“Hell, we can tell the difference between a car and an SUV from fricking SPACE - never mind a platform orbiting at 10,000 feet.”

Only IF they used cameras with sufficient resolution.


20 posted on 04/17/2014 8:17:46 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: BenLurkin
Go ahead and make ignorant racist comments about Compton if you like

Potato eatin', Leprechan-believin', lazy drunk shiftless Irish. Don't hire 'em.

21 posted on 04/17/2014 8:19:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BenLurkin

Lovely. They’re just waiting for the full 1984 technology.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 8:23:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Boogieman
Only IF they used cameras with sufficient resolution.

Well, if they didn't, they got screwed by whatever company sold them the system.
Even in 2012 "sophisticated" should have gotten them damn good glass.

an airplane flying at 10,000 feet and sophisticated cameras mounted to it

23 posted on 04/17/2014 8:27:37 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: BenLurkin

I need a hat with a one finger salute on the top. With their proposed improvements, maybe they could see that.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Now, if we are to be good liberals, don’t we have to celebrate diversity? How can blacks be upset if Compton isn’t quite as black as it used to be?

Pinging Spike Lee.

25 posted on 04/17/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: null and void

They are everywhere


26 posted on 04/17/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

Gorgon Stare?


27 posted on 04/17/2014 11:19:03 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: SunkenCiv

N.W.A. - Express Yourself
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY


28 posted on 04/17/2014 11:21:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lazamataz

House Of Pain - “Jump Around”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZaz7OqyTHQ


29 posted on 04/17/2014 11:26:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Go ahead and make ignorant racist comments about Compton if you like ...


Maybe I missed something. Does this spying have something to do with race? If not, why are you centered on race concerning this article about spying?


30 posted on 04/25/2014 11:49:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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