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“We believe this new alert system is a welcome addition to our arsenal of readiness,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “It’s like a police officer’s gun: it’s there for a good reason but we hope that we never have to pull the trigger.” ......... For now, the alerts are capable on certain high-end cell phones but starting next year, all cell phones will be required to have the chip that receives alerts.
By the end of the year, the new system will be in place in New York City and Washington and in cities around the country by the end of 2012.
Originally posted by MIDNIGHTSUN
I am a student too, and the realization our country being a police state has already been achieved,
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by Lionhearte
Sorry, I don't see anything sinister here... In fact this could actually be a good thing for a change.
IF they want to use your phone for other nefarious reasons, the tools for that are already in place, and have been for years.
edit on 10-5-2011 by Fractured.Facade because: (no reason given)