The militarization of policing and the pervasiveness of surveillance continue, even as America welcomes more and more Muslim immigrants from nations such as Somalia and Libya.
If the powers that be are not afraid of militant Islamists, why are they mapping out our country as a “battleground?”
Are we starting to get the picture, why this grand, global exercise is not called the War on Militant Islamism, but merely, the War on Terror?
Does it help, to see what Americans are being labeled as suspected terrorists by the Department of Homeland Security?
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Sniper Detectors Coming to America’s Heartland
By Allison Barrie
Published December 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com
Gunshots ring out in the dead of night, and not a single person reports it. Yet police know exactly where the shots came from, even before they arrive on the scene.
It sounds like a scene from The Minority Report, but it’s real. A new technology called ShotSpotter enables law enforcement officials to precisely and instantaneously locate shooters, and it has been quietly rolling out across America. From Long Island, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., more than 60 cities in the U.S. have been leveraging ShotSpotter to make their streets safer.
Minneapolis has already adopted it. And this past week three more cities from the heartland — Flint, Mich.; Youngstown, Ohio; and Omaha, Neb. — have begun testing or furthered plans to roll it out.
The Youngstown Police Department decided to go very public by posting frank warning signs, such as this one at the Youngstown Elementary School:
“If You Fire a Gun, We Will Find You.”
ShotSpotter relies on wide-area acoustic surveillance and GPS technology to triangulate the source of gunshots…