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Seattle now under DHS surveillance

1.  Victorian-style, solar-powered lamp lights, attached to the sides of existing streetlight/telephone poles or standing alone, are now in the process of being installed on all major street intersections/along all major streets in the business districts of all fifty neighborhoods of Seattle.  Arc streetlight heads are being removed, leaving their tall, arched metal poles with an odd, decapitated look.  These solar-powered lamp lights are found in at least four styles, mostly variations of black-and-white, but also including one with a red, pagoda-like look being placed in the International District.

2. This comes just after the revelation that thirty waterfront cameras had just been installed from Alki to644447_279163498881216_1340396609_n Ballard, along the length of Seattle’s waterfront, supposedly to protect the Port of Seattle from terrorist activity. This program was cancelled/corrected, after it was found that many of these cameras were pointed toward citizen walkways on land, rather than at the docks, where this alleged terrorist activity against the port was supposed to occur. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn also abruptly cancelled the DHS/SPD aerial drone surveillance program, against the wishes of the Seattle City Council majority. Investigation of DHS/SPD Waterfront Surveillance Cameras

Seattle Mayor Abruptly Cancels DHS/SPD Surveillance Cameras

3. Although these solar-powered lamplights are being portrayed by the City of Seattle as part of its Sustainable Development/Smart Cities Initiative, they are actually Intellilights,part of, and being funded by, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS’) Operation Trapwire/Intellistreets, a massive new land-based citizen surveillance program to complement an air-based urban drone program that they plan to eventually implement throughout our country. Operation Trapwire is now being rolled out as pilot programs in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Baltimore, as well as Seattle.

Seattle/Tacoma Police Roll Out DHS-Funded “Predictive Policing” Surveillance Program

4. Large public construction projects, especially that of the massively ill-conceived, overrated and underfunded, allegedly green Central Link Light Rail, are being used as a cover under which these Intellilights, as well as new on-street surveillance cameras, are being placed at major neighborhood intersections, and along many major thoroughfares throughout Seattle. More