Tag Archives: FUSION CENTERS

Half Of U.S. Adults Already In Facial Recognition Database Study Shows

A study conducted by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology shows that half of all U.S. adults are already in a facial recognition database accessible by police. According to the study, so many adults are in some sort of facial recognition database because at least 26 states share their Department of Motor Vehicles databases with the FBI, state police, or ...

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The Move Toward Federalization Of Police

The agenda to consolidate federal authority over local law enforcement dates back decades, but lets get you up to speed on what has occurred in just the last several years. In 2011 the consolidation of police departments to regional agencies became commonplace as budget cuts and funding was blamed for the cause of this merging of local forces into one ...

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Federal Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Obtain Cellphone Location Data

Law enforcement agencies do not require a warrant to obtain individuals’ near-real-time cellphone location data, a federal court has ruled. Most Americans are familiar with the invasive surveillance tactics used by the NSA. According to the Washington Post, the agency gathers “nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” This includes the collection of ...

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‘Full-Scale’ Terror Attack Drill Acclimates Public To Police State

Six sites in D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland will play host to a “full-scale” terror drill on Wednesday that will include hundreds of volunteer crisis actors, emergency medical personnel, police and fire officials. According to a press release on Tuesday from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG): Law enforcement officials and other first responders will participate in a full-scale exercise on ...

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