Homeland Security officials routinely associate camera-wielding citizens as bomb-strapped terrorists, as you can see in the above video, so it’s a little surprising they are now asking citizens to use their smart phone cameras to report suspicious behavior.
The only catch is that you would have to download a special Homeland Security app in order to send the photos or videos to your local Homeland Security fusion center, where they would be forced to stop monitoring citizens’ Facebook pages for a few moments in order to check out your report
The program has kicked off in Delaware, according to a press release.
“The suspicious activity reporting app provides the citizens with a new method to communicate their concerns to law enforcement by leveraging the smart phone technology that most citizens now possess and improving the safety of our communities and State.”
Homeland Security officials even promise that you could do all this anonymously, which is as believable as saying terrorists prefer to use DSLRs over Google Earth to study their targets (there is actually no evidence of either).
After all, why would they go through all this trouble of developing this app without including a geo-tracking device (for “safety reasons,” of course)?
The whole idea seems stupid because if you are really witnessing a crime taking place, you should just dial 911 in the hopes that police officers can be dispatched immediately.
Otherwise, you should mind your own business because you’re just going to end up profiling innocent citizens.
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