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Florida Police Roll Out Video Survelliance Truck Called the Peace Maker
Sun Sentinel ^ | 01/27/2012 | Ihosvani Rodriguez

Posted on 01/29/2012 7:58:55 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth

FORT LAUDERDALE— Tania Ouaknine is convinced the police are watching her.

She's not paranoid — it says as much on the red sign painted along the side on the hulking armored truck that's been parked in front of her eight-room Parisian Motel for several days.

"Warning: You are under video surveillance," reads the bold message on the side of the truck.

From the front bumper of the menacing vehicle, another sign taunts: "Whatcha gonna do when we come for you?"

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 1984; 4a; 4thamendment; bigbrother; bigbrotheriswatching; braking; criminalinjustice; cw2; cwii; donutwatch; florida; injusticesystem; nannystate; police; policestate; videosurveillance
Further proof that the great one Mark Levin is right. We are living in a post Constitutional America.
1 posted on 01/29/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
The cops here in Lafayette, LA started rolling one of these out into "high crime" neighborhoods about 1-2 years ago.

The local rag ran a piece about how wonderful it was and interviewed a local resident who said she was "afraid to walk out to her mailbox."

In the "comments" section somebody cited that line saying they were afraid to walk out to their mailbox too, because they were expecting their city/parish tax bill any day :-)

2 posted on 01/29/2012 8:05:26 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“somebody cited that line saying they were afraid to walk out to their mailbox too, because they were expecting their city/parish tax bill any day :-)”

Ain’t that about the truth!


3 posted on 01/29/2012 8:08:48 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

I suppose they could send cops down to watch in person. That is what this carmored ar, er armored car seems to be an attempt to provide a cheap substitute for. They’re watching nothing more than such cops would be able to watch, or what a Google van might be able to see. If it were loaded with “super sensitive” spy equipment, USSC decisions would knock down anything that sprung from what that equipment saw.

Downside, maybe, is that it looks like an easy target. If some hijab-clothed figure came waltzing down the street and set dynamite and blasting caps under the darn thing, wonder if real cops would come quickly enough to prevent it from being demolished.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 8:08:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

Now if people come out and surround the van with a carnival or something. I’d be out making a distraction every day.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 8:11:44 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
They need to get a better public image. Instead of naming it a mobile surveillance vehicle...

...they should do like they did in Peoria and St. Louis and name it something else.

Once outfitted with surveillance gear, the truck will deter narcotics activity and deliver live-streaming video evidence to Capt. Joseph Speiss about nuisance properties being used by local drug dealers.
6 posted on 01/29/2012 8:13:34 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

That is correct.
AND

“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool huh?” -P. Bergala


7 posted on 01/29/2012 8:15:04 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Captain7seas

I think the bent one said that.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 8:17:58 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

We need some masked men and women to start streaking and mooning these video trucks. It would make the point that such videos were not suitable for watching. It’s a community type of standard—the American Constitution standards.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 8:17:58 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

The Fire Chief in Washington DC forces his Firefighters to go out with the apparatus and watch the neighborhood when they aren’t fighting fire.

Most stupid thing I ever heard of.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 8:18:12 PM PST by Venturer
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

Yet a citizen can’t video a cop in some states....soon in all states.


11 posted on 01/29/2012 8:18:28 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: Captain7seas

“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool huh?”

One of the most frightening truths of our time.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 8:23:47 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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To: Terry Mross

Soon, soon.


13 posted on 01/29/2012 8:24:22 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

St. Clair Sheriff Unleashes "The Exterminator"; Armored Truck Will Target Nuisance Properties

14 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:36 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Venturer

I had no idea that this was so far spread. I can’t believe it. And I rarely say that.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:51 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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Breaking News?


16 posted on 01/29/2012 8:32:40 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
"Whatcha gonna do when we come for you?"

One of these days, cops are going to get a surprising answer to that question. They won't like it.

17 posted on 01/29/2012 8:33:42 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
Makes you feel all warm and cozy about our nations "War on Drugs", doesn't it.
It's a war, after all.
18 posted on 01/29/2012 8:38:40 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Breaking News?
To some it is.
19 posted on 01/29/2012 8:39:50 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was thinking the same thing.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 8:40:46 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is that a question or a passive aggressive way of critiquing the way I categorized this? But in answer to your question..I would have to say that this blatant contempt for the United States Constitution is breaking news.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 8:41:39 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

Creepy.


22 posted on 01/29/2012 8:46:09 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: philman_36

You’re right. And the one certain casualty of this “war” is the Constitution. It breaks my heart, but also angers me so much. Can we ever get back to where we were or is it only down here from here? Reminds me of an old country song my dad used to love “Are the good times really over for good?.” He used to think so then. And it’s so much worse than that now.


23 posted on 01/29/2012 8:49:09 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
Can we ever get back to where we were or is it only down here from here?
Sure we can, if enough Americans are willing to make the necessary sacrifices.
I feel though, and feel it sadly, that right now enough aren't ready and willing to do that. Those who are willing know that at this point in time it would be a futile effort and their sacrifice would be wasted.
24 posted on 01/29/2012 9:04:23 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
Sundown at Coffin Rock
It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes...

And yet there is still hope...

Sundown at Coffin Rock, The Sequel

25 posted on 01/29/2012 9:18:08 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
Ah yes, East St Louis Illinois, otherwise known as Beirut-on-the-Mississippi for the bombed-out look of the buildings there and the fact that there is apparently a never-ending supply of burning houses to decorate the horizon with plumes of black tarpaper smoke each and every day from dawn to dusk....

Hope they park that thing down by the levee to keep the floodgates under surveillance so they won't be neck deep in water next time the city officials steal the floodgates for scrap.

26 posted on 01/29/2012 9:20:29 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
I constantly live with this thought in my mind...
The rest of us thought we were doing the right thing by waiting. I hope to God we were right.
27 posted on 01/29/2012 9:24:48 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

Yes, I’m a cruel bastard. You don’t need to tell me.


28 posted on 01/29/2012 9:41:19 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

The little town where I live, Austell, ga near Six Flags, has one of these armored trucks, I walk right by it several times a week with my dog, It hasnt moved in several years, I dont think they even bother to cank it and let it run some,

Sitting there going to waste,


29 posted on 01/29/2012 9:51:42 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen (My Period button is out,)
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To: philman_36

Bookmarking that. Thank you for sharing. I want to believe that things will never go that far..but we’ve already allowed things to go further than I ever believed they would.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 3:31:54 AM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (When in the course of human events...)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth

What’s the difference between “watching” and providing an “armed guard”?


31 posted on 01/30/2012 3:41:10 AM PST by mo
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
Further proof that the great one Mark Levin is right

Ha! I remember, oh holy shit how I remember the flaming I back in the '90's for calling Florida a "police state."

32 posted on 01/30/2012 5:11:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: dixiedarlindownsouth
Further proof that the great one Mark Levin is right. We are living in a post Constitutional America.

He talks a good game. But, I never hear him mention out of control cops, NDAA, and the other atrocities we are faced with every day. Instead, he salutes our "heroes" in law enforcement. I think he probably is as concerned as the rest of us, but dares not offend his affiliates and yahoo listeners who think only hippies worry about civil liberties.

33 posted on 02/01/2012 9:36:01 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Ding! Frog's done!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I’ve noticed that a lot in radio hosts. They never want to challenge police


34 posted on 02/01/2012 10:51:28 AM PST by LevinFan
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