Recruiting Civilians For The Police State
MARCH 23, 2013
Who wants $500??? In today’s economy it would be hard to find someone that would say no to that offer, and that is exactly what the state of New York is banking on. A memorandum from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services that was recently leaked, outlines a new program that would reward snitches with $500 cash for informing on anyone who possesses an “illegal” firearm according to the newly passed SAFE Act. The Facebook page of the Troy Record states that,
NY State has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip then contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500.