Safestuffer wrote: ↑May 3rd, 2021, 1:54 pm
Do you not see the logistical difference between 75 miles of border and the entirety of 1900 miles of border? Does your brain work?
Edit...upon further reading, the reservation is paying a heavy price for their lack of a border wall.
"Eddie Brown, a professor of Arizona State University and a member of the Tohono O'odham tribe, discusses some of the issues that Tohono O'odham tribal members face because they live on the border of Mexico and Arizona.
"You have O'odham living in villages close to the border and many times their houses are robbed, their cars stolen, their homes broken into. So many times you have O'odham that are afraid sometimes to go into town to buy food, to leave their houses alone never knowing what is going to happen. And then of course you have the drug trade and this is where it gets even more complicated: Illegals coming across have dollars that pay people so you have O'odham that do not have jobs and are looking for some way to earn a living; that becomes a very easy way as well."
Brown reiterates the concerns that the U.S. government has with migration across the border:
"The drug trade has been on the O'odham nation for a while; it is the major corridor in which drugs are being passed as well as other nationalities coming across the border
and there's some concern about terrorists that potentially could enter through that corridor as well."
https://pulitzercenter.org/education/cl ... ham-nation
Your surveillance towers don't even work on a small 75 mile stretch of the border. And you think they would work to replace the entirety of a border wall? Goddamn you are a fool.
Do you get that? The example you just gave PROVES your idea of surveillance towers is worthless. YOUR EXAMPLE. FFS. Do you do even the least little bit of research or do you just post links that you give a cursory look over?
It was the Trump administration that ordered the 200 additional border towers. So what you're saying is that Trump wasted money on a worthless project.
Here's a little research for you:
"CBP’s Autonomous Surveillance Towers Declared a Program of Record along the Southwest Border
Release Date: July 2, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced that the Autonomous Surveillance Towers (AST) system has become a Program of Record for U.S. Border Patrol (USBP). Autonomous surveillance towers, known formerly as Innovative Towers, operate off-grid with 100 percent renewable energy and provide autonomous surveillance operations 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Perfectly suited for remote and rural locations, the AST scans the environment with radar to detect movement, orients a camera to the location of the movement detected by the radar, and analyzes the imagery using algorithms to autonomously identify items of interest, such as people or vehicles. Border Patrol agents are then alerted to this event and have the opportunity to make the final determination on what the item is and if it poses a threat.Autonomous Surveillance Tower
These innovative towers operate completely off grid using 100 percent renewable energy, have a small geographic footprint, and minimize the impact to land owners and public lands to the maximum extent. CBP personnel are able to re-locate a tower within two hours, providing frontline agents with a highly flexible, autonomous system that enhances situational awareness, agent effectiveness, and safety.
“These towers give agents in the field a significant leg up against the criminal networks that facilitate illegal cross-border activity,” said Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott. “The more our agents know about what they encounter in the field, the more safely and effectively they can respond.”
AST SensorsCBP first piloted the towers in early 2018 with four towers in the San Diego Border Patrol Sector, and has since procured 56 additional towers. CBP is on a path to procure and deploy 140 additional towers in Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022, to reach a total of 200 towers.
Autonomous technology is a true force multiplier for CBP, enabling Border Patrol agents to remain focused on their interdiction mission rather than operating surveillance systems. Investments in autonomous operation, artificial intelligence, and other advanced technologies native to the Autonomous Surveillance Towers are absolutely essential to border security and compliment other capabilities such as the Border Wall System, Remote Video Surveillance System, Integrated Fixed Towers, Mobile Surveillance and small drones.
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-m ... cord-along