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Bonjour Big Brother: The Surveillance State Comes to France

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France goes full Big Brother in a crime-ridden neighborhood, which should have residents worried.

Le Parisien reports, that fifty “sound sensors” will be set up in the crime plagued Tarentaize-Beaubrun-Couriot district located in the city of Saint-Étienne in the Loire department. These sensors are supposed to be installed for a six-month trial.

According to Victoria Friedman of Breitbart, these sensors will alert municipal law enforcement of any “suspicious” noise, such as “An accident, a scream, the sound of glass breaking, an aggression.” Municipality officials allayed privacy concerns stating that “the system does not record conversations or even hear them. It will only capture the alerts.”

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This new security installation will be the first of its kind in France. Local officials sustain that it will reinforce existing video surveillance and be part of the municipality’s plan to turn Saint-Étienne into a “smart city” that is filled with smart meters, applications, and other innovative technology.

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Two of Saint-Étienne’s elected officials, Jean-Pierre Berger and Jean-Noël Cornut, said “People must be reassured, we will not spy on them.” Berger added: “People’s well-being also depends on greater security.”

Fabrice Koszyk, the director of Serenicity, a cybersecurity company, asserted that “this device is not Big Brother,” and made clear that no privacy laws would be abused during the experiment.

However, residents told Le Parisien that the new security installations would be tantamount to “spying”. Instead, they believe that there should be increased policing.

One resident of the Tarentaize-Beaubrun-Couriot neighborhood, Bernard Mallet, had choice words about the municipality’s security plans, “It’s an aberration. I am against surveillance. There are already too many cameras, and now microphones! I do not think it’s the right way to give us more security. My opinion is that we need more police officers.”

Mr.Mallet might actually be on to something. Instead of violating the civil liberties of its law-abiding citizens, France should not only step up its policing practices, but it should actually expand gun rights like the Czech Republic did in 2017 and review its immigration policies.

It’s no secret that France, just like the UK, has seen its fair share of No Go Zones pop up and turn traditionally safe neighborhoods into crime-infested ghettoes.

Instead of striking at the root and addressing the current immigration issue plaguing France and the rest of the EU, the political classes in Paris and EU continue to infringe upon their citizen’s liberties.

It’s small wonder why the Yellow Vests are taking to the streets. A political class can only be detached from the plight of its citizens for so long.

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Grupo Modelo Suspends Production of Corona Beer Amid CCP Virus Outbreak in Mexico

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The Epoch Times reported that Grupo Model, which makes and exports Corona beer, will be suspending its operations after the Mexican government declared that their breweries were non-essential.

The company updated its followers in a news release on Twitter earlier this week and said it will be 100 percent committed to containing the spread of the Wuhan Virus.

“Grupo Modelo announces that this Sunday it will complete the process of suspending its production and marketing operations for beer,” Grupo Modelo wrote  in its press release, according to a translation. The company said it came to an agreement with the Mexican government to take “extraordinary actions to attend to the health emergency generated.”

“In the event that the federal government considers it opportune to issue a guarantee confirming beer as an [essential] agro-industrial product, at Grupo Modelo we are ready to execute a plan with more than 75 percent of our staff working from home and at the same time guaranteeing the supply of beer,” the statement added.

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The Mexican government declared a health emergency and ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses. The number of Wuhan Virus cases reached 1,500 as of Friday, April 3, 2020. Fifty deaths have been reported so far.

Food production and agriculture in Mexico are deemed essential activities.

Brewing titan Anheuser Busch InBev is Grupo Modelo’s parent company.

Since the outbreak of the Wuhan Virus , Corona beer has been the center of ridicule on the Internet. Some speculated that the company’s beer sales plummeted by a considerable amount since the beginning of the outbreak.

However, the company dispelled these rumors and said sales have remained strong during the pandemic.

All eyes will be on Mexico in the next few months.

A prolonged global economic crisis could potentially send Mexico’s dysfunction up north to the U.S. That means armed cartels and other corrosive elements of Mexican society could be overflowing our borders if the U.S. government doesn’t get its act together.

In such a time of economic and political uncertainty, the U.S. should be serious about closing its border.

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