Connect with us

News

The DEA and ICE Are Hiding Cameras in The Darnedest Places

Even when you think that you aren’t being watched, these DEA vendors say that you are.

Published

on

Big Brother

As our world becomes for more digitally savvy, concerns over the use of such technology to invade our privacy are common.

From the annals of George Orwell’s timeless novel 1984 comes the idea of “Big Brother” – the all seeing, all knowing network at the center of the story.  Big Brother’s colloquial impact cannot be understated as we move forward into this world of tiny camera, neural networks, and predictive algorithms, not to mention the bold and possibly reckless work being done with artificial intelligence.

As with Orwell’s tome, the real life Big Brother raises righteous concerns over our right to privacy, and our right to live life “innocent until proven guilty”.  With cameras everywhere, there is no longer a presumption of innocence, however, and the latest maneuver from DEA and ICE are a step in this tyrannical direction. 

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, federal contracting documents reveal.

According to government procurement data, the DEA has paid a Houston, Texas company called Cowboy Streetlight Concealments LLC roughly $22,000 since June 2018 for “video recording and reproducing equipment.” ICE paid out about $28,000 to Cowboy Streetlight Concealments over the same period of time.

It’s unclear where the DEA and ICE streetlight cameras have been installed, or where the next deployments will take place. ICE offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio have provided funding for recent acquisitions from Cowboy Streetlight Concealments; the DEA’s most recent purchases were funded by the agency’s Office of Investigative Technology, which is located in Lorton, Virginia.

Trending: Big Court Win Involving Ballot Evidence Could Potentially Swing Nevada to Trump (Details)

Even the manufacturer had an ominous warning for US citizens:

Christie Crawford, who owns Cowboy Streetlight Concealments with her husband, a Houston police officer, said she was not at liberty to discuss the company’s federal contracts in detail.

“We do streetlight concealments and camera enclosures,” Crawford told Quartz. “Basically, there’s businesses out there that will build concealments for the government and that’s what we do. They specify what’s best for them, and we make it. And that’s about all I can probably say.”

take our poll - story continues below

Trump or Biden, who will win?

  • Why wait until November 3? Show all of America who you're voting for in 2020  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

However, she added: “I can tell you this—things are always being watched. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving down the street or visiting a friend, if government or law enforcement has a reason to set up surveillance, there’s great technology out there to do it.”

Streetlights aren’t the only place in which the DEA is concealing cameras, either.

According to other concealment manufacturers, a number of cameras have been installed within traffic barrels as well.

Save conservative media!

News

Big Court Win Involving Ballot Evidence Could Potentially Swing Nevada to Trump (Details)

YUGE!

John Salvatore

Published

on

The Trump team (and America, in general) scored a big win on Wednesday. Ultimately, Nevada could potentially swing back toward President Trump if all goes according to plan. Now, the lawyers just have to provide the evidence. Here’s the deal, via Washington Examiner: In its first court victory, a Nevada judge has agreed to let the Trump campaign present its evidence that fraud and illegalities plagued the state’s election, enough to reverse Joe Biden’s win and set an example for other state challenges. According to Trump officials, the judge set a Dec. 3 hearing date and is allowing 15 depositions. What’s more, the campaign plans to present its evidence that could result in the rejection of tens of thousands of mail-in ballots in Democratic Clark County where Biden ballots outnumbered Trump ballots by 91,000 in unofficial results. LOOK: https://twitter.com/MarkMeadows/status/1331427949342568448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1331427949342568448%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fwashington-secrets%2Fhuge-court-win-lets-trump-present-ballot-evidence-could-overturn-nevada-result WATCH: https://twitter.com/mschlapp/status/1331435086936494081?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1331435086936494081%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fwashington-secrets%2Fhuge-court-win-lets-trump-present-ballot-evidence-could-overturn-nevada-result Stay tuned for more on Nevada in the near future!

Continue Reading

News

Democrat Denver Mayor Leaving Town for Thanksgiving, But Told Residents to Stay Put

They keep getting caught!

John Salvatore

Published

on

Pelosi. Newsom. Phil Murphy. All have been caught doing things during the pandemic that they’ve cautioned the public against doing. That would be called hypocrisy – do as I say, not as I do. Now, another far-left radical has been busted in the act. It’s as if these libs think they won’t get caught. From The Daily Wire: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) apologized and asked for the public’s forgiveness on Wednesday evening after it was revealed that he was traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite his own Twitter account cautioning against travel “if you can” earlier in the day. LOOK: https://twitter.com/MayorHancock/status/1331624516267589634?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1331624516267589634%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fdenver-mayor-who-discouraged-thanksgiving-travel-acknowledges-flying-asks-forgiveness-decision-borne-of-my-heart In a statement Wednesday evening, Hancock acknowledged urging “everyone to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel,” but also acknowledged that he himself was, in fact, traveling for the holidays to visit his wife and daughter in Mississippi. LOOK: https://twitter.com/MayorHancock/status/1331738311317094401 https://twitter.com/MayorHancock/status/1331738312080465922 https://twitter.com/MayorHancock/status/1331738312889966592 https://twitter.com/MayorHancock/status/1331738313699454976 https://twitter.com/MayorHancock/status/1331738314542485504

Continue Reading

Latest Articles

Best of the Week