Here at Occupy Trinity Wall Street Church we have been under more surveillance than the ordinary citizen, probably under more surveillance than anybody including those in Guantanamo. Don’t think so? Since Occupy Trinity started 8 cameras were placed around the scaffolding that is above the Occupiers, as well as three banks of halogen lights that light up the night brighter than day. There is a 9th camera across the street that is facial recognition capable and is linked directly “downtown” — i.e. the secret anti-terrorism HQ. All nine cameras target the occupation at Trinity Church. There are many other security cameras in the immediate area covering other patches of ground, some also including the Trinity occupation, so every person that traverses the area is followed every step of the way by the NYPD and other security forces. In addition, being at the head of Wall Street means being across the street from a Federal Security Zone with full-time police & corporate security on guard as well as dozens of surveillance cameras concentrated on every square foot of ground.
Can you say, “Police State”?
The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments). It is a protection for US citizens against unreasonable search and seizure. The U.S.A. government at all levels is guilty of flagrant and systemic violations of the 4th Amendment.
Text of the 4th Amendment
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.