NYPD to Launch ‘All-Seeing’ ‘Domain Awareness System’

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) take part in a promotion ceremony attended by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Police Headquarters on January 27, 2012 in New York City. Kelly appeared in the film "The Third Jihad" Muslim groups are asking him to step down, saying that the film they depicts Islam and its followers in a bad light. The film was shown to hundreds and maybe thousands of NYPD officers for training purposes. Commissioner Kelly refused to answer questions relating to rape allegations involving his son, TV host Greg Kelly.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado, on Saturday that Mayor Bloomberg will soon unveil the city’s “Domain Awareness System,” which the Associated Press describes as an “all-seeing” program that combines several streams of information to track criminals and potential terrorists. It’s not clear yet if the Big Brother–y sounding system will change the way the department already surveils civilians or criminals, or Muslims in New Jersey, but Kelly said at the forum that the program combines citywide video surveillance with law enforcement databases. The city made the software in partnership with Microsoft; however, Office Anti-Terrorist Edition will not be sold publicly.

NYPD to Unveil ‘All-Seeing’ Computer Program