Compton police now monitoring street activity in realtime from an eye-in-the-sky


Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Orwell’s 1984, as everything will soon be monitored in realtime

By Shepard Ambellas

COMPTON, Ca. (INTELLIHUB) — Police for the past year have been testing a surveillance platform similar to a live version of Google Earth to locate, track and follow criminals and citizens alike around the city in realtime.

According to a report by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan,  police are able to “watch every car and person in real-time as they ebbed and flowed around the city. Every assault, every purse snatched, every car speeding away was on record—all thanks to a Ohio company that monitors cities from the air”

According to the report a company named Persistent Surveillance has developed the new technology, which gives citizens no place to hide.

Gizmodo went on to report:

It’s sort of similar to what your average satellite can do—except, in this case, you can rewind the video, zoom in, and follow specific people and cars as they move around the grid. It’s not specific enough to ID people by face, but, when used in unison with stoplight cameras and other on-the-ground video sources, it can identify suspects as they leave the scene of a crime.

The PSS system has been tested in cities including Baltimore and Dayton, and, last year, police officers in Compton used it to track crimes, including a necklace snatching. In one case, they could track a criminal as he approached a woman, grabbed her jewelry, and then ran to a getaway car. They eventually drove out of frame, which meant they weren’t caught—but, as the Compton police explain in this video, the system told them that this particular car was involved, at the very least.


Although as of yet it has only been admitted that police in Compton are using the system, you better believe that this will become a widespread tool, likely already used by the NSA and other three-letter agencies.

“This is a warning for those of you going out in the woods to plant your pot plants when you think no one can see. This is a warning to those of you who are breaking into cars, to those of you who are selling drugs on the street corner in broad daylight. This is a warning to those of you who are doing anything under those blue skies. I have warned you”, said a popular YouTuber DAHBOO77. The system has “Tivo capabilities”, DAHBOO77 points out, as they can pause, fast-forward and rewind the overhead feed.


(Photo: Jetijones/Wikimedia Commons)

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