Texas border patrol
November 4, 2006 4:15am CST
Texas began testing a Web site on Friday that enables anyone with Internet access to keep watch on the state's border with Mexico. Only eight out of dozens of cameras planned for the $5 million project were operating on Friday. They showed US border patrol cars, trees, the Rio Grande River and an occasional cow. A yellow button on the site reads "Report Suspicious Activity." Clicking the button sends an e-mail to the Texas Department of Public Safety. "It's another step toward having a police state," said Jaime Martinez, national treasurer of the League of United Latin American Citizens. "Pretty soon they're going to be coming into our homes and we're going to have to start giving them permission, and we can't have that Would you push the yellow button?