RE: Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk. – The New York Times
It has a huge potential for abuse. And while I try to personally not commit crimes, I don’t want my whereabouts or my loved one’s whereabouts followed by some corrupt government official, law enforcement officer, or even an [evil] neighbor trailing (lusting) after my wife.
It’s easy to say “hey look! this new technology will catch criminals!”, but in reality humans behave like humans. Meaning 1% corrupt might as well be 99% corrupt.
I know cops say they don’t have quotas to fill, but I have seen (and personally heard) that they do. *Just for the Record: I support my local Officers*. (They’re good guys.) Having quotas (income to the department) to fill just makes the system ripe to abuses from those with low or no ethical standards.
I don’t even like to consider the potential for abuse by a corrupt government official.
But, it will happen.. and by then, I hope the entire world will learn better and ban the easy use of this technology, except for use in extreme cases of violence or criminal acts such as the murder of crowds of People. Or rapists.. God, I hate people who rape or kill.
via Text – H.R.5087 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
What a PIECE OF CRAP bill this is!
Methods of taking away our gun rights:
- Create false flag attacks.
- Pick a group of people and label them as ‘terrorists’.
- Spread fear about ‘terrorists’, real or imagined.
- Associate the word ‘assault’ with [almost] any gun they want.
- Imply that only terrorists use these ‘assault’ weapons.
- Generate propaganda about any group owning these ‘assault’ weapons.
- Smear campaign against any who opposes bills like this.
- Create a “Threat” score on everyone.
People, wake up! Seriously, it is a bad idea to take away the right to defend ourselves.
The old adage you may have heard, “If You Take Away Our Guns, Then Only Criminals Will Have Guns” is true.
Think about it.. you’re a law abiding citizen, right? You’d follow rules that our government for us to all be ‘safer’ right? Right?
Okay. Now, who are the people that tend to not follow the ‘Rules’ of the land? Criminals? Yup.
And you just willingly traded in your weapons for “Those Awesome Prices” at the government-run ‘National Gun Safety’ event. You got twice the full value of your weapons, right?
And days go by with nothing bad happening. Months. Maybe even years.. and then your house is broken into and robbed, or you’re mugged at gunpoint.
Now how do you defend yourself?
Bonus question: What if that criminal is part of a larger group.. a nation perhaps?
I’m sure some good memes could be generated from this screencap. Please?
1984 is NOT an instruction manual.
Shame on you.