Friday, April 27, 2012
TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! LIBERTY ACTIVIST TRACY WARD TAKES ON KANSAS CITY SHOT SPOTTER TECH!!!
More than a few of TKC READERS wondered what local Liberty activist Tracy Ward had to say about the shot spotter technology that will soon be in place in Kansas City.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY LIBERTY ACTIVIST TRACY WARD OFFERS HER INSIGHT, OPINION, OBJECTIONS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING LOCAL SHOT SPOTTER TECH!!!
Our friend Tracy starts her analysis with some important inquiries and alt. opinion that local media skipped in their coverage:
Tracy Ward: "Why is this shot spotter program teaming with the ATA? What project for the ATA was the money originally earmarked for that they're now using for the shot spotter? There just seems to be a lot of back room dealing in this situation. Where were the public meetings and the opportunity for testimony before this was put into place? The news just reports the hope that these surveillance mechanisms might be used to stop crimes with little statistical data to back up that idea. In reality, the public should know that those microphones in these shot spotters can pick up and listen to more than just gunfire."
Right now the rate of local violence and homicide is so bad that the locals seem more worried about security than guarding against any threat to civil liberties. Nevertheless, Tracy's questions about new Kansas City surveillance tech are consistent with her local efforts to raise awareness about challenges to freedom in the digital age.
DEVELOPING . . .