Microphones on Hartford Transit Buses – Part 1

Back in December 2012 there were a couple reports of microphones being installed on “two dozen” buses in the Hartford area. Steve from WeAreChangeCT decided to hit the streets, ride the bus, and inform the public about these microphones, which the CT DOT claims they aren’t listening in on. This video documents the solo street action which took place that day as well as the general response and reaction of the commuters, and staff of the Hartford Transit Buses.

Fact, according to the letter of the law (which we all try to abide by and love in so many ways) this is not an invasion of privacy, and I’m sure that recording conversations on buses is fair, wholesome, and in no way creepy or going to be used in a nefarious way. This is just another Incremental step to acclimation of the public to accepting a total police state.

Read the Hartford Courant article: http://articles.courant.com/2013-01-01/news/hc-bus-audio-0102-20130101_1_ct-transit-security-cameras-security-systems
Ct Law Tribune article: http://www.ctlawtribune.com/PubArticleCT.jsp?id=1202581567811&slreturn=20130713172715
Reported here in Wired: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/public-bus-audio-surveillance/
Reported in The Daily: www.thedaily.com/article/2012/12/10/121012-news-bus-audio-surveillance/
Download the camera (SVC-2200) spec sheet PDF here: https://t5_sites_static.s3.amazonaws.com/schipul-safetyvision/media/files/product/fe76a0de/SVC-2200-Spec-Sheet.pdf

Footage & Edit: Steve Boutelle

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