The UCSF-East Bay in California, recently published a press release on the American College of Surgeons website. It’s titled ‘Automatic Acoustic Gunshot Sensor Technology May Benefit Shooting Victims.’ The press release, claims law enforcement can locate gunshot victims faster using ShotSpotter (SST).
“Our key finding was that the use of these acoustic gunshot sensors showed promise as a system that may benefit gunshot victims,” said lead study author Magdalene A. Brooke, MD, a general surgery resident at University of California San Francisco-East Bay.”
Why would a bunch of surgeons and doctors publish a study about SST’s?
The answers, may surprise you.
Universities across the country are working with DHS
The UCSF has a close relationship with DHS. Last year, the UCSF named Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, ‘Person Of The Year‘. And the UCSF police department has a close relationship with DHS.
“USCF’s Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division is responsible for implementing advanced emergency management protocols in support of UCSF’s Emergency Plan, coordinating UCSF’s Emergency Operations Centers, and providing all hazards emergency management and training, homeland security risk assessment, mitigation planning, business continuity planning and technology support for the UCSF Emergency Operations Center.”
A Google search for ‘University of California San Francisco homeland security grants,’ revealed that UCSF has received millions in grants from DHS. Can we trust any studies written by colleges or universities? That’s hard to answer, but when more than 200 colleges and universities are designated DHS, National Centers of Academic Excellence, it is hard not be suspicious.
Publishing a biased study condoning SST’s on the ‘largest organization of surgeons in the world’s’ website, is certainly cause for alarm. But who cares, SST’s might save lives right? As you will see, there is much more to SST’s than ‘saving lives.’
SST’s are used to spy on everyone
Last year, I warned everyone that SST’s are being used to spy on everyone.
According to SST’s Flex datasheet, police use CCTV cameras and SST’s to spy on entire cities and towns.
- ShotSpotter Technology offers an interoperability engine which allows ShotSpotter Flex to interface with standards-based third-party software, including video surveillance, CCTV systems, etc.
“The goal isn’t to stop gunfire but to make it clear to the residents of that area that the police are listening…” ShotSpotter CEO Ralph Clark said.
There is nothing standard about police using SST’s to spy on everyone. DHS and the ATF are using SST’s and SmartNodes to create a network of spying street lights, that will rival the United Kingdom as the most surveilled people in the world. (Click here to find out more about SmartNodes.)
The real problem with this study, is how law enforcement and the mass media will use it to justify more surveillance.