A couple of interesting articles highlight some questionable activities taking place in the western Piedmont Triad section of North Carolina.
First, the city of Winston-Salem is installing 25 license plate cameras throughout the city. While the justification offered is to assist law enforcement in the task of fighting crime, this move represents the enactment of the surveillance state. The article indicates that cameras such as these are already being used in Greensboro.
This is the type of technology that can easily be misused and turned against the population by forces that desire to limit freedom and liberty. It is a huge mistake to allow these to proliferate.
Second, Forsyth County is participating in the Mark Zuckerberg Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) initiative. The county’s involvement is described as “educational”; and the county indicates no grant monies will be received. The Zuckerberg initiative during the 2020 election cycle was infamously used to increase voter turnout in urban centers to help the democratic socialists prevail.
North Carolina’s urban centers continue to circle the drain politically in various ways.