The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described below.
In the news-
Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:
“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”
What keeps terrorists out while heroin comes in?
A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:
No credible threat
In the news:
If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, airport & mall shootings, child abduction, etc.
Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:
Macho Swagger update:
LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.
The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.
In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.
Newspeople remain silent.
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