Forget the fact, that minsters, priests, rabbis, etc., are secretly spying on worshipers. Forget the fact that places of worship want their own police force. And, finally, forget the fact that places of worship are paying the government a $100 dollars a month to spy on families.
Because, now, Big Brother has convinced places of worship to install surveillance cameras to spy on their followers.
Big Brother’s surveillance of religions would make the old NKVD blush with envy.
ProjectNOLA, an independent, nonprofit crime camera network, has been seeking — and has begun to find — financial support for a plan that would place such cameras on more than 100 places of worship… (Source)
Project NOLA’s first phase is to spend $1 million dollars on surveillance cameras in places of worship.
A key component of the partnership’s $1 million first phase is a plan to expand the nearly nine-year-old ProjectNOLA camera network.
Every place of worship to have surveillance cameras
Big Brother wants surveillance cameras in every place of worship.
Equipping every church in New Orleans with a surveillance camera is one of the goals of the NOLA Partnership for Public Safety and Peace. (Source)
Just think about that for a moment, soon every place of worship will have surveillance cameras. Even Orwell’s book 1984 wasn’t that grim.
Who needs God’s all-seeing eye, when the police can do it for him in real-time?
Law enforcement will spy on worshipers in real-time
The above video shows how law enforcement has been using Project NOLA to spy on citizens in real-time since 2011.
Church surveillance cameras, combined with license plate readers, will give Big Brother unimaginable real-time spying capabilities.
It appears that Project NOLA is mirrored after DHS’s ‘See Something Say Something’ program that encourages businesses and homeowners to spy on one another.
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As I mentioned two months ago, Project NOLA has been so successful that it appears DHS has copied it and renamed it “Virtual Block Watch” (VBW).
Virtual Block Watch is law enforcement’s latest national surveillance program that encourages the public to use surveillance cameras to spy on one another.
Nothing says police state quite like Project NOLA making $200,000 annually on surveillance camera maintenance fees.
What do Project NOLA and VBW have in common?
First off, Project NOLA was designed by former police officer Bryan LaGarde who charged homeowners and businesses $346.00 dollars for a “crime camera kit.”
A surveillance network designed by a police officer? Nothing suspicious about that, right?
Project NOLA also claims to be “the largest networked HD city-wide crime camera system in America.”
And just like Project NOLA, VBW wants businesses and residents to purchase and install their own surveillance cameras.
But VBW has taken police spying to a whole new level.
Police are asking homeowners and businesses to install four surveillance cameras.
Police suggest that three houses in each block have surveillance cameras and each house has a set of four cameras.
Cameras are attached to houses on each end of a city block and then a third house in the middle. (Source)
Do police really need another surveillance system to spy on everyone?
FYI: NVIDIA is planning on turning police vehicles into 360 degree facial recognition cameras.
Please don’t be fooled by whatever names law enforcement calls them. Hopefully, most of us know what their real names are: ‘Project DHS’ and ‘Police Surveillance Watch.’
Americans need more privacy not less.