That’s right folks. The city already famous for the bullshit invasion of privacy known as red light cameras and school zone speed traps takes another page out of Orwell’s 1984 and comes up with yet another entrapment device. This time it’s “automatic license plate scanners”. Of course it’s all under the “protect and serve” guise of it helps us fund stolen vehicles and missing kids. Yeah right!! There’s not that many stolen vehicles well, ever, to justify this and as for the missing kids. Well, that just encourages kidnappers to ditch their own vehicle even more. As always it’s a case of freedom/privacy vs. security and how much you’re willing to give up of one for another. Unfortunately there are too many people out there willing to sell away every one of their rights for “safety and security”.
And best of all, it’s stimulus money wasted on this invasion of privacy!!
It’s worth a read for the obviously cop written comment of if it saves just one kid, it’s worth it. Yeah, keep telling yourself that, officer!! 😀