The Little Rock Police Department is asking citizens and businesses to "partner" with them to help fight crime in the safe city of Little Rock.
They created a website for you to sign up and connect your doorbell and home or business security cameras to their "Real Time Crime Center".
Camera integration is an expensive process.
And all records regarding the location and providers of the cameras are not being released to the public because the Scott Administration states the individuals and businesses that participate are considered to be confidential informants.
Confidential informants are also know on the street as snitches.
We know this because we made a Freedom of Information request for records associated with connectlittlerock.org.
And this was the reply we received from the city and LRPD.
What is Arkansas Act 1012?
Take a look.
Is the city of Little Rock paying for the pricey devices to connect these camera to their secret police web based system?
Good luck finding that out.
The Little Rock Board of Directors has provided millions of dollars to LRPD, without any questions, over the last four years to try make the city the safest in the state and in the United States.
That money has been wasted. The city of Little Rock is one of the most violent cities in United States.
The confidential cameras of the snitches can be accessed and viewed by LRPD cops through programs and applications that can be installed on the computers in their vehicles and on their cellphones.
LRPD cops can access license plate readers.
|LRPD's new FLOCK license plate readers|
|LRPD old style license plate reader (bottom left)|
LRPD cops can also access the LRPD spy cameras located throughout the csafe city of Little Rock.
Back in 2021, we posted the locations of the 52 spy camera LRPD had deployed at that time (click here to view).
LRPD cops can also access the sketchy and expensive ShotSpotter gunfire detection sensors that have been placed in what LRPD described in a federal grant application as the "most dangerous area of the city" (a 2 sq. area centered around the 12th St. LRPD substation).
LRPD can uses this equipment to spy on citizens.
Even when you are conducting lawful actions like voting.
The process has not been without a few hiccups.
If this wasn't enough, LRPD also integrates your social media accounts into their system to keep up and track you.
As of the time this is being posted, the safe city of Little Rock has had 42 homicide take place.
All of this LRPD expensive technology didn't prevent a single one.
It does however document them.