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    Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    WASHINGTON (AP) Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.

    Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movement of every vehicle with a license plate, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. Affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings, the scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles and note their location, uploading that information into police databases. Departments keep the records for weeks or years, sometimes indefinitely.
    The Police State is on steroids, and our freedoms are on life support.

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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Police State is on steroids, and our freedoms are on life support.

    Article is here.
    Had my old beater Merc diesel stolen recently. The trick hood and the fact the shut off circuit isn't working thwarted them.

    The cop who was on scene when we went to get it said that they have a camera in the light bar that reads license plates and alerts them if one is found that they are looking for. Stolen, used in a crime, Amber Alert, whatever.
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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Oh noes. Big deal. I love the police state. We need more of it frankly, not less.

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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Police State is on steroids, and our freedoms are on life support.

    Article is here.
    Study: Government Tracking Movement of Every Vehicle with License Plate CBS DC

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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Oh noes. Big deal. I love the police state. We need more of it frankly, not less.
    And it's people like you that will be screaming, "Why is this happening?" once your beloved police state turns on you. You'll have no one to blame but yourself because you condone it.

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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Police State is on steroids, and our freedoms are on life support.

    Article is here.

    Yet many places are whining that they need to raise taxes.If the government has money to spy on and track tax payers then it has too much money period.
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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    I want to know what freedom you all feel is being restricted by these images being taken. Your car is in public. It aids in preventing and stopping crimes. What exactly is it hurting? How is it violating any specific right of any individual?
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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Yeah, I'm not going to get too excited about this one, since it really has been a godsend in finding abducted kids, stolen cars, hit and runs, all kinds of criminal acts.

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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yeah, I'm not going to get too excited about this one, since it really has been a godsend in finding abducted kids, stolen cars, hit and runs, all kinds of criminal acts.
    So the chance of something good happen trumps the fact that the government is spying on its citizens??

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    Re: Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I want to know what freedom you all feel is being restricted by these images being taken. Your car is in public. It aids in preventing and stopping crimes. What exactly is it hurting? How is it violating any specific right of any individual?
    Who cares if my car is outside in the public? Why does the government need to be taking pictures of it and then storing that on file??

    It completely disgusts me that people are fine with being spied on if it stops crime.

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