ATF now spying on Phoenix residents using equipment mounted on utility-owned power poles

More and more spy equipment being found mounted to power poles

PHOENIX, Ariz. (INTELLIHUB) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives admitted Thursday that a box mounted on a Salt River Project power pole near 21st Ave and Glendale was in fact part of a massive surveillance, data collecting, operation which officials refused to give details.

Local residents now feel that their privacy has been violated and the utility company, SRP, said that the equipment was mounted without their knowledge and that they did not give the ATF permission.

The manager of a nearby barber shop said, “It makes me feel like they’re up to something grimy.”

Although SRP was not notified of the operation, the ATF said that they are “acting within their bounds.”

A similar camera system and equipment was torn down by the several occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon back in January, and was found to be linked to the United Nations and an International spy grid.

Source: ABC 15

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