Secret Police Chopper Spys On New York City

Crew chief Detective John Diaz uses the instruments in the New York Police Department\'s surveillance helicopter to patrol the streets below, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in New York.  The chopper\'s arsenal of sophisticated surveillance and tracking equipment is powerful enough to stealthily read license plates - or even pedestrian\'s faces - from high above. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Good morning and wake up people,even though you might read this in the afternoon or the evening.Big brother is watching your very step from above and has the ability to beam video of your eyelash as it blinks on your face and have it uploaded to a mainframe computer in microseconds.Check out this story of how the pie in the sky is jet feuled and costs north of 10 million. More below:

The chopper is named simply “23”—for the number of police officers killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said that no other U.S. law enforcement agency “has anything that comes close” to the surveillance chopper, which was designed by engineers at Bell Helicopter and computer technicians based on NYPD specifications.

“It looks like just another helicopter in the sky,” said Assistant Police Chief Charles Kammerdener, who oversees the department’s aviation unit.

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