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O'Malley's spy cameras (Maryland governor uses tax dollars to track your every move)
washingtontimes.com ^ | 08/09/10 | washingtontimes.com

Posted on 08/08/2010 1:09:00 PM PDT by goldendays

With great fanfare, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday announced his use of your tax dollars to track every move made by Maryland motorists. The Democratic chief executive will spend $2 million in federal grants to double the number of roadside and mobile spy cameras, with the data centrally collected at a "fusion center" accessible to government bureaucrats.ike speed cameras and red-light cameras, Mr. O'Malley's license-plate recognition cameras photograph the plates of passing motorists. Within a matter of seconds, a computer system looks up the vehicle owner's identity and cross-references it against a "wanted" list after recording the time, date and GPS coordinates of the vehicle. All of this information will be stored at the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center located in Woodlawn, just outside Baltimore. Mr. O'Malley's plan is unique insofar as it allows tracking of persons of interest using cameras located in dozens of local jurisdictions. "We believe it's the first," Maryland State Police spokesman Gregory M. Shipley told The Washington Times. "It's certainly one of the first to network police [agencies] together like this."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 1984; government; police; state
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To: Mark

>> same libs complained of monitoring phone calls of TERRORISTS under the evil Bush

They are silent now - they are frauds of the worst kind.


51 posted on 08/08/2010 6:57:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: muddler

use 338 you can be farther away and get more from a location...


52 posted on 08/08/2010 7:00:15 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: PghBaldy

“They will store the info, it is guaranteed. They will use it for who knows what.”

And that is EXACTLY why I hate these concepts. Why I hate red-light cameras, etc.

The way our whole country is going (never mind MD), there should be no doubt they will use whatever they can against you. And that includes autos on the periphery of the “tracking” - hey, we saw you were here at XX time so that surely incriminates you for YY action.


53 posted on 08/08/2010 7:02:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mkjessup

And PA will pay for it, more and more, as basically liberal MDers move in - they want to avoid high prices and taxes, but they still vote for the same !$#!@$@. So they will end up with high prices and taxes again.


54 posted on 08/08/2010 7:13:07 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hitler documentaries on TV, they read some of the writings from the time, personal letters and other sources. I don’t remember the exact source, I do remember the Eva Braun quote from her personal letter.

Google Hitler was gay, you’ll find a lot of hits and those Libs probably have scrubbed a bunch more.

Here’s a quick quote from one:

“The respected German historian Lothar Machtan even claims in his book that Hitler ordered the deaths of several high-ranking Nazis to prevent the secret of his homosexuality from surfacing.”

That book was published in 2001 years after the same rumor was on TV.

A&E, History and Discovery channels were competing heavily back in the 90s for market share and actually put out some decent programs. I can’t remember which one, travel and moving around the channels were different, but at home they were clustered in the 35-38 range. It very well may have been A&E because I don’t remember watching the other two that often and don’t even know when my old cable company picked them up.


55 posted on 08/08/2010 7:23:26 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: RedMDer
Those no loads couldn't even run ANY candidate against Dougy Gansler. NO WAY IN HELL will I support those retreads.
56 posted on 08/09/2010 8:30:18 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: FatherofFive

And what’s next? A telescreen in every house that is on 24x7x365?

It isn’t technically an “invasion of privacy” but, you’re trying to have a war zone where intelligence flights and spy sats are looking for troop movements. I do not even know how you can make that comparison.

Spying upon “law abiding citizens” is an abridgment of your due process. Every citizen is proven guilty until innocent? True, officers lie, and cameras don’t, but, don’t you feel just slightly violated knowing that your movements are being tracked in what is supposed to be a FREE country?


57 posted on 08/09/2010 8:39:52 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: PghBaldy

Yep, you know it. Even though the handgun shell casing database is defunct, they still collect and store the shell casings, wasting who knows how many tax payer dollars to administer the paper work and collection and storage.


58 posted on 08/09/2010 8:49:02 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“How about tracking every move of the Elitists in government? Watch all the monies handed to them under the table or their dirty deeds in the dark of night?...”

Every “public servant” should be exposed to 100% financial transparency while in office. Their personal bank accounts, investment holdings and tax returns should be available on-line for public scrutiny. The process would of itself select for those interested in genuine “public service” and would effectively “auto-term” limit them as no one would stand for that for more than 2-3 years.


59 posted on 08/09/2010 9:20:51 AM PDT by mo
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To: fightinbluhen51

There are many new normal people running. Tea partiers and all. Please check this out.

http://www.gopinmaryland.com/


60 posted on 08/09/2010 7:05:32 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: RedMDer

click on the links to the candidates web sites.


61 posted on 08/09/2010 7:06:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: fightinbluhen51
A telescreen in every house that is on 24x7x365?

I don't see this as anything different that a police officer with a radar gun. They are using technology to enforce the law instead of boots on the ground. I understand this is about raising taxes.

The predator drone example I used was to show technology taking the place of a pilot. I feel it is valid.

I don't see this as spying. The people are on public streets, and all that is being seen are their cars, which are required to be registered. It is "license and registration" asked by technology, not a person.

62 posted on 08/09/2010 7:56:09 PM PDT by FatherofFive (0bama is dangerous and must be stopped.)
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To: FatherofFive

And what happens when we become England with their police drones in the skies?

Yes, slippery slopes exist. You don’t investigate completely innocent people to catch the bad guys. You don’t track the movements of those who haven’t yet committed any crimes.

This isn’t 1984 or the Minority Report. Sorry, it is a loss of freedom; the freedom of movement.


63 posted on 08/10/2010 6:33:04 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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