FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 16, 2001
FROM FACE SCAN CAMERAS TO THUMSCANNERS:
BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY IS THE POLICE STATE SYSTEM FOR TOTAL CONTROL
Austin, TX –
From fans at the Superbowl having their faces scanned to kids thumscanning to
purchase lunches in the school cafeteria, Americans are being conditioned to
give up their privacy and independence in exchange for the "safety"
of biometrics technologies. Police
departments across the country are debating the implimentation of invasive and
unconstitutional Big Brother biometrics "for our safety and convenience,"
or, in the case of Ybor, Florida they
have already instated and misused faces scanning cameras to victimize an innocent
Across the US and the world, from Odessa, Texas to Beijing, China populations are being forced to accept the incredibly invasive technology of biometrics. Right out of the gates biometrics is being used only in Big Brother type surveillence monitoring and tracking efforts. Just imagine elementary school children in Pennsylvania who attend the Lakeside school district classes being forced to digitally fingerprint to obtain their lunches. We’re talking about everybody – all the children – no cash allowed!
Two things are happening here: The children are being trained to accept a cashless society where all of their transactions are recorded and, more importantly, they are being put into Federal and State databases. In the past, only criminals were fingerprinted.
You see, we’re all being treated as if we’re guilty until proven innocent. In fact, Detective Todd who runs the biometric cameras in Tampa, Florida stated to the press, "I don’t see the big problem with it if you don’t have anything to hide." Yes, this was the mantra of Nazi Germany: "You are free to go – once we see your papers." Imagine what Hitler would have done with this Orwellian tool which is already being used in England to deny people to stores and sports arenas.
But it gets worse: Kroger and HEB foodstores in Texas are tearing out the "old-fashioned" checkout counters and replacing them with self-serve scanning systems. Wells Fargo has implemented the face-scanning cameras at its banking centers in Dallas.
But where are they getting the databases to match the faces and fingerprints with names and Social Security numbers? That’s right: they got them from States’ drivers’ license facilities. In the past eight years, State DMV’s in 38 States have been collecting digital photos, thumbprints and signatures. And now, Washington DC’s Mayor has announced that all the school children will be face scanned, thumbprinted and then loaded into the drivers’ license database.
In one fell swoop they have put the cashless society surveillance grid in place, and they’re training the children that cash will no longer get them a hamburger.
Americans Against Biometrics President Alex Jones saw the threat four years ago with the drivers’ license databases. He staged a 100+ person protest at the State Police offices in Austin, Texas against the biometric requirement for a driver’s license. Jones was arrested after demanding that his driver’s license be renewed without submitting to a digital photo and thumbprint. He had brought eight forms of ID with him, but that was not enough. I would have been enough for the KGB, but not for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The frightening video of the arrest can be viewed online at www.infowars.com/biometrics.html.
Jones became very concerned four years ago when he began to see defense contractors like Lockheed-Martin running television ads equating thumscanning to buy and sell with America’s pride in the space shuttle. Biometric propaganda is everywhere in commercials and on TV: IBM and American Express show people being scanned by lasers to get their groceries; the Sci-FI channel goes out to break and comes back into the show with someone biometrically thumscanning…
There are hundreds of other examples. We are all being conditioned to accept a highly centralized and dictatorial system. Is it any wonder that Red China is hastily buying up biometric technology?
Remember: right out of the gates, from the very start of this it has been mandatory to biometrically scan your body parts to get your driver’s license – in turn to get a job and to have a bank account. Now every form of retail business and service company is deploying these systems and in hundreds of schools children are thumbscanning to get their food. We’re not headed towards "1984," we’re already in it.
Radio Talk Show Host Alex Jones is the President of Americans Against Biometrics and the foremost expert on the dangers of police state biometric technology. The time to act is now: get this information out to the public so they know what they’re up against. To schedule and interview with Alex Jones , please contact Violet Nichols at 512-443-5856.