Surveillance Cameras Disabled

Earlier this week, we disabled two surveillance cameras. We used spray paint and other tools to temporarily obscure the lense and to physically smash the cameras.

We know that the City of Atlanta plans to install nearly 10,000 new surveillance cameras and we have been inspired by the German game, "Camover," to make a direct attack against this situation.

We understand surveillance to be a central tool of social control.

This was very fun and extremely casual. As far as property destruction goes, this was very easy to do. There are cameras all over the place and most of them are unmonitored.

This whole thing took us less than an hour.

We hope that our action invokes a response! It was very easy. While someone could absolutely do this alone, a group as small as 2 or 3 could probably knock out a half-dozen cameras in a single night without even being noticed.

We hope to elaborate on this practice, and we'd love to see it spread.

To the sketch-balls, the shoplifters, the graffiti writers, the prowlers and loiterers, the adventurers, the wanderers, the homeless, the vandals: destroy the cameras!

Possible tools: spray paint, water-guns filled with paint and a little paint thinner, hammers, sticks, rocks, bricks, hands (with gloves), rope, chains or whatever else comes to mind!

Get to it!

Comments

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Cheers!

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BTW- silly string can also be an effective short-term tool against surveillance cameras...
(not that i support violence against the state, just a hypothetical observation.)

Go Full Anon

If anyone else does this, make sure you post your communique using anonymization tools like www.torproject.org or http://tails.boum.org

 

Also, if you upload photos or video make sure to scrub the metadata. Go ahead and Google how to do that if you plan to.

http://camover.noblogs.org

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11:30-

Not every comment on here is an insult.

Your heiny-hairs are wound a little too tight. Learn to relax.

Sincerely,

7:25

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Yeah, because disabling surveillance cameras is "violent."  Right.

stupid.

 

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Bravo. Intelligent and productive. Thank you for doing the work that the rest of us are unable to do.

(not that I support violence against the state.)

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This rules!

As video surveillance becomes pervasive its great to see an action like this. The recent Creative Loafing article on APD's plan for 10,000 cameras made it seem as though while people had some reservations about surveillance, they recognized it would stop crime and was gonna happen anyway.

Glad to see people fighting surveillance with direct attacks and not making some argument about the right to privacy or anything like that.

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This brightened my day. Hopefully other people will organize some teams to go out and do this same thing. It's fairly ironic that so many cameras are easily dismantled and obscured but I totally believe it.

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Love this!  Let's play!

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Hell fucking yeah!