February 12, 2014. London. Secret documents from a secret European Union Police committee were leaked to the public two weeks ago. What they reveal is a secret program being developed to force all automobile owners to retro fit their cars with a remote stopping device. With it, law enforcement officials can bring a moving vehicle to a stop anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
Automobile ‘remote stop’ technology could end the days of high-speed police chases, or be used to control the movements of an entire population. Image courtesy of Prohibition Times.
It’s probably safe to assume that if European government officials are working on a device to stop all privately owned vehicles anytime agents want, then the hyper-controlling American government has had that tantalizing capability for years already. In fact, a little research reveals that US officials have been working on that tool since 2003, and using it since 2009.
EU wants control over all cars
The media in the European Union isn’t taking the news lightly. The fact that government and police officials have been working in secret to develop a law requiring all EU drivers to equip their car with a government controlled remote stopping device is causing fear among many suspicious citizens, and the press.
The headline from the UK’s Telegraph read, ‘EU has Secret Plan for Police to Remote Stop Cars.’ Even companies like the non-political Auto Express in Britain chimed in. Their headline was similar, reading, ‘Secret EU Plan for Police to remotely stop your Car.’ Thanks to the ominous and overwhelming secrecy utilized by EU officials, for right or wrong the public and press already have a negative and fearful knee-jerk reaction to the secret program.
Remote stopping features on automobiles have been in use for years. They have the potential to save car owners billions of dollars by all but eliminating the crime of auto theft. Even better, the device could save countless innocent lives by eliminating high-speed police chases. But instead of hailing the new technology as a benefit to mankind, it’s apparently being seen, and developed, by world governments as a tool to control the masses.
Secret committee, secret meetings, secret programs
At least that’s how many skeptics see it after the various Edward Snowden revelations detailing the extent by which the American people have been spying on the citizens of Europe, allegedly stealing corporate secrets, new inventions, secret technologies and anything else that would give the US an unfair advantage in the world. Many EU citizens fear this is just more of the same out-of-control government tyranny with their own elected leaders playing along again.
Describing how police officers will no longer have to ‘spike tires’ of fleeing criminals to get their cars to stop, Auto Express informed customers, ‘The technology could be ready as early as 2020 and it would allow criminals on the run to be stopped at the click of a button from an officer working in a central headquarters.’ The information comes from a just-leaked report from a secret EU body called ENLETS. ‘The project is one of several key priorities to be worked on by the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS) – a secretive branch of a European working party aimed at enhancing police cooperation across the EU,’ the automobile site continued.
Reporting on the leaked government documents, the UK’s Telegraph focused more on the secret government body, its secret meetings and the just-leaked secret documents than it did on the new technology. The paper wrote, ‘Confidential documents from a committee of senior EU police officers, who hold their meetings in secret, have set out a plan entitled “remote stopping vehicles” as part of wider law enforcement surveillance and tracking measures.’