1984: Scotland Yard Police Chief Wants To Put CCTV In ALL Homes


The UK’s most senior police chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe advocates to have every single home put CCTV surveillance in them, to help “prevent crime”. George Orwell’s telescreen appears to be coming to life rapidly.

He also suggested families install the cameras at eye-level to take advantage of advance facial-recognition technology to solve crimes. Surveillance commissioner Tony Porter has openly said that CCTVs are “ineffective” and too “widespread”.

However privacy advocates have argued against this measure such as Renate Samson of Big Brother Watch who said,

“The proposals on increasing the amount of privately owned CCTV cameras are quite frankly Orwellian and risk turning members of the public into an extension of the police, private CCTV is completely unregulated. Recommending greater use of CCTV to gather more images of people’s faces – often innocent people’s faces – undermines the security of each and every one of us.”

It has also been found that police departments have been uploading custody photographs into a national database that registers them using facial recognition software. So, where would this end if it was successfully implemented?

After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.





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