Friday, March 12, 2010

Virtual Border Watch

Unfortunately this administration is not doing enough to protect our borders. Texas has done something on it's own to help protect our Country from powerful and ruthless Mexican crime cartels and violent transnational gangs. They have strategically placed day/night surveillance cameras along the Mexico - Texas border that are constantly streaming the known areas of illegal entry. The cameras are moved to different locations as traffic decreases or increases in another are.

Gov Rick provided $2 million to the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition in an effort to curtail illegal entry into the State of Texas. These illegals soon find their way to other states, therefore this is a concern to the whole Country.

Local law enforcement agencies worked with the State of Texas to conduct a four week test run of this new Virtual Border Fence to assess the video camera capabilities and public interest in reporting suspicious activities observed over the Internet. In four short weeks The Virtual Sheriff's Deputies and 21 cameras had the following results: over 27,940,119 hits and 2,780 reports of suspicious activity.

"Leveraging advanced technology is a key part of our state-led approach to making our border stronger and our nation safer, and I am pleased with and will continue to support the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition commitment to seeing this virtual border watch concept fully realized," said Gov. Perry. "Under this innovative program and the watchful eye of law enforcement and citizens, those criminals, predators and terrorists looking to exploit our border with Mexico or do harm in our communities will lose their greatest strategic asset: the cloak of secrecy."

Become a Virtual Texas Deputy and help protect our border!

The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition (TBSC) has joined BlueServoSM in a public-private partnership to deploy the Virtual Community Watch, an innovative real-time surveillance program designed to empower the public to proactively participate in fighting border crime.

You don't need to be a citizen of Texas to participate in this. There is no cost to you and you may be responsible for catching an illegal in the act. BlueServo also has a program that you can set up your own surveillance cameras in your neighborhood at no cost to you.

As you are sitting at your computer open another window click this link and watch the cameras for illegal aliens coming into our country. There will be a description of the area on the screen to pay particular attention to. If you see any suspicious activity just click a button to email the activity to the local sheriff's department in the jurisdiction of the camera you are watching.

The concept of Neighborhood Watch has flooded many local communities across the country resulting in a reduction of crime in those areas. I think this Virtual Border Fence is a wonderful idea. Hopefully New Mexico, Arizona and California will soon pick up on this technology. Let's fight for safe borders.