I forgot to mention that I read an article on the Times update page that the communications department of the city is moving to become part of the police department, and that they will be randomly “monitoring” phone calls.
This sounds sort of fishy. What kind of government entity announces they will be monitoring phone calls? Next it will be random fingerprint checks of people coming in and out of City Hall, and maybe people having to wear badges on their clothing demonstrating their religion or political affiliation. Is this a police state in the middle of Mercer County?