'Project NOLA': New Orleans Police Begin Program To Put Cameras In Citizens Homes


Part of a sprawling surveillance strategy dubbed “Project NOLA,” citizens’ security cameras would be integrated with footage shot from other law enforcement cameras already installed around the St. Bernard Parish area near New Orleans, and would give the sheriff’s department the ability to tap into those cameras at a moment’s notice.

Started by former New Orleans police officer Bryan Lagarde, who now owns a digital surveillance wholesale company, Project NOLA is reportedly “the largest networked HD city-wide crime camera system in America,” according to their website, and currently has access to more than 1,000 cameras around New Orleans.

A $10 monthly fee is required for residents interested in granting police access to their existing home camera systems, but those who don’t yet have cameras can purchase entire kits from the officer’s business for $295. For another $150, you can also get those cameras professionally installed.

“This is great for NOPD,” writes Jules Bentley for AntiGravity Magazine, “firstly because they don’t have to pay for any of this—the costs are borne by the home or business owner and the increasingly grant-funded Project NOLA nonprofit—and secondly because private cameras can do things the government’s not allowed to.” Like shirk pesky privacy or constitutional issues.

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1:50 "sheriff...strongly urges residents to sign up"

Incomprehensible that anybody would actually volunteer to put Big Brother cameras in their own homes...and on top of that pay for it them self. Maybe the strategy is to try some of that old reverse-psychology...i.e. trying to convince the 'sheeple' that this is not at all an Orwellian-totalitarian tactic but that is actually a privilege to give up your privacy entirely...and at only ten dollars a month a great bargain too.  fyi

Rev. 18:4
Luke 21:36 'Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man'

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