Skip to comments.Residents Shocked To Learn About Surveillance System That Was Tested In Compton
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 [didnt 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 were gonna be kinda like, spied on. If thats whats 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 Sheriffs Department said.
Iketani, however, said the images were not as sharp as they had hoped for.
We couldnt 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 sheriffs department passed on the technology, saying more needs to be done to improve it.
KCAL9s Juan Fernandez reported that the technology was originally used in Afghanistan and Iraq to track down terrorists.
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.
Bush did it. Everybody know dat.
Welcome to the real world Latonya (geez). That's yo bruthas, obama and holder using you for a guinea pig.
Tell me again the precinct vote-totals in Compton for the last Federal election?
Yout get waht you pay for, brutha!
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?
Coming to your neighborhood and mine one day soon?
The illegals were only beginning to invade Compton back when I was hanging around there. Many more last time I passed through.
Compton? Wouldn’t that make it RAAAAACIST?
There must have been some tax incentives to put in business parks.
Did get to wake up to my first noticeable earthquake there, too.
Guess we'll soon see another rap act from Compton....S.W.A.
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.
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.
Hell, we can tell the difference between a car and an SUV from fricking SPACE - never mind a platform orbiting at 10,000 feet.
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...
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Potato eatin', Leprechan-believin', lazy drunk shiftless Irish. Don't hire 'em.
Lovely. They’re just waiting for the full 1984 technology.
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
I need a hat with a one finger salute on the top. With their proposed improvements, maybe they could see that.
Pinging Spike Lee.
They are everywhere
N.W.A. - Express Yourself
House Of Pain - “Jump Around”
Go ahead and make ignorant racist comments about Compton if you like ...
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