Are police using DHS drones to spy on 112 million NY State Fair visitors?

Last week, DHS and the New York State Police began using drones to spy on NY State Fair (NYS Fair) visitors.

According to an article in New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is letting DHS and the police use their drones to monitor traffic.

“If you head to the 2017 New York State Fair this weekend, don’t be surprised if you see small drones buzzing over the shoulder of Interstate 690 or hovering near the fair’s parking lots.’

“For the first time, drones will be used by state agencies to monitor traffic and parking conditions at the fairgrounds in Geddes and help officials try to avoid long traffic jams.”

It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that the DEC is letting DHS and the police use their drones.

The DEC has a close relationship with DHS. Two weeks ago, the DEC kicked off a new initiative with DHS called ‘Operation Blue Trident’.

Government agencies working with DHS is nothing new, state DOT’s also have a close working relationship with DHS.

“TSA, on behalf of DHS, is a co-Sector Specific Agency alongside DOT and USCG for the transportation sector. DOT and TSA work together to integrate safety and security priorities.”

DHS has spent more than $1 million to help develop miniature drones and they’re currently using at least five different types of drones to spy on Americans.

What are DEC’s drones being used for? 

The State police claim, DEC’s drones are being used to ‘ensure safety’ and monitor traffic and that’s all the public needs to know.

“A DOT spokeswoman said the information collected by the drones will not be available for public viewing.”

If DEC’s drones are really being used to ‘monitor traffic and parking’ don’t you think the public would be allowed to see the live video feeds?

Drones are often referred to as a flying multitool, which means law enforcement can easily equip them with facial recognition cameras or license plate readers.

“Think of the drone as a Swiss army knife,”  J.B. Bernstein, CEO of AviSight said. “Then we have all these sensors we can pop on.”

No one knows what type of drones the DEC acquired but Raytheon’s drones can identify faces in a crowd at 2,000 feet.

The mass media does a great job of obscuring the truth and never telling the public what drones are really capable of. (To find out more about secret police drones click here.)

DHS is using the police, DEC and DOT to spy on more than one hundred million fairgoers. Last year’s fair had a record attendance of 112 million visitors. Earlier this week, the Syracuse Post Standard reported the NYS Fair broke another attendance record.

Using drones to secretly monitor traffic and parking lots? How stupid does the mass media and law enforcement think the public is?

In what can only be described as ironic, the NYS Fair launched the state’s first-ever competition for videos created using cameras on drones.

Would anyone like to bet DHS and the State Police would win first place, if they let the public see what they’re really using drones for?

Are police using DHS drones to spy on 112 million NY State Fair visitors?

What do you think?

Defense contractors predict that by 2025 every police department will be using military drones to spy on Americans.

“By 2025, enormous military-style drones – close relatives of the sort made famous by counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan and Iraq – will be visible 2,000 feet above U.S. cities, streaming high-resolution video to police departments below.”

Drones aren’t the only thing the public should be concerned about.


The drones will operate under Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, with a range of about 1 mile (1.61 kilometers).

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Nothing says police state quite like New York, who honors their state troopers by spending one million in taxpayer dollars to create an air conditioned State Police Exhibit.

The NYS Fair also made a ‘trooper butter sculpture’ to honor the police state. FYI, The NY Daily News reported State Troopers are more than $26 million over budget for this year.

Spending millions on surveillance drones and police exhibits does not make America safer.

Surveillance of Americans is getting worse, not better.

If defense contractors and corporations have their way, America will become the largest police state in the free world.

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