Police State: 'Dangerous' Camera Boxes Mounted 'Without Authorization' On NY Streets

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    Just another day in Police State America. What are the Nanny/Police Staters up to now?


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    Big Brother is watching you in St. Lawrence County, New York.

    At least six light gray boxes containing cameras have been identified on utility poles in the area, but law enforcement officials refuse to identify who installed them, North Country Now reports.

    The cameras have also been spotted in the New York towns of Massena, Norfolk, Norwood, Raymondville, Waddington, Canton, DeKalb Junction and Malone.

    Michael Jay, a Norwood resident, said that close-up inspection reveals no identification or inscriptions on the boxes.

    Law enforcement officials at local, state and federal agencies confirmed the boxes contain license plate readers. The cameras take snapshots and are not capable of sending a live feed, North Country Now reported in an update on Thursday.

    The cameras appear to be identical to license plate readers sold on websites, possessing characteristics like a visible light camera, infrared camera and an infrared light source. They are capable of reading plates on passing vehicles, recording the plate number, date, time, location and then sending it to a database for storage. The boxes will alert law enforcement if they identify a wanted vehicle or driver.

    St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells told local press he has used similar units for ten years, but said the mysterious cameras “are not mine.”

    The Massena Electric Department recently detached one of the boxes from a pole that it operates.

    Andrew McMahon, a supervisor of the Massena Electric Department, said some of his workers noticed a box hanging in their service region and removed it from the pole. McMahon said the box was “in the electric space and dangerous, mounted without our authorization.”

    McMahon gave the box to the Massena Police Department and said, “We didn’t even know it was a camera”...

    Read more: 'Dangerous' camera boxes mounted 'without authorization' along New York streets | The Daily Caller
     
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    Probably there to photograph illegal-sized drinks in cup holders.
     
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    What the heck are you talking about?
     
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    Right over your head. :lol:
     
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    So, maybe you can explain what he's talking about? Or was it over your head too?
     
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