Once again, the US Empire provides the best possible parody of itself. It would require a highly imaginative mind to come up with some of the bizarre and destructive activities which the US undertakes. Consider, for example, the case of Maryland installing cameras to watch other cameras which are watching the public. Apparently some fed-up folks in the Old Line State have taken up a mini-crusade against the Surveillance/Police State which the US has become. The government’s response to this is to waste vasts amounts of the people’s money putting up even more cameras to watch the cameras watching the people; in other words, to expand the Surveillance/Police State. It seems the government in general knows only one thing to do – more of whatever it is already doing. It’s like when Hillary Clinton said, ‘Right now we’re in a big hole. We’ve got to dig our way out. I want to pass out shovels to everybody.’ RT America covers the story about the cameras in Maryland:
Police in the US state of Maryland have installed surveillance cameras to track down a group of vandals that destroyed speed cameras and caused hundreds of thousands dollars in other damage.
Some folks who found the speed cameras frustrating and the fines they brought high or unjustified are taking justice into their own hands, with six people damaging the speed cameras since April.
Police in Palmer Park, Maryland decided to monitor the vandals and install additional cameras to track down the perpetrators.
…“It costs us$30,000 to $100,000 to replace a camera. That’s a significant loss in the program. Plus it also takes a camera off the street that operates and slows people down. So there’s a loss of safety for the community,” says [Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati.
Under Maryland state law, speed cameras can be used only to track traffic violations, which is why separate surveillance cameras had to be ordered.