Big Brother is watching you as more police departments install license plate readers to track everyone’s movements.

Categories: Police State


WDS · October 29, 2023 at 7:44 am

The Anti-ULEZ crowd in the UK has some interesting ideas on how they deal with these intrusions.

B · October 29, 2023 at 7:51 am

Flock safety cameras re everywhere and proliferating. I fought against them in my country, but they had too much influen$$e with the commissioners.
They get their foot in the door with a Federal grant to Law Enforcement (generally the sheriff) than once in, they just grow like wildflowers. Here they are at the intersections with a State Route, so you can more or less avoid them for a while, but anytime you cross a state road they got you.

Hint: THe poles are generally just pressed into the soil, no concreted in. They turn easily.

Birdog357 · October 29, 2023 at 8:05 am

Ah, flock, the insultingly named tool of mass surveillance that would be a stasi’s wet dream. I drive past 8 of the damn things in 3 jurisdictions each direction on my daily commute. And then I drive past more of them while I’m at work…

Noway2 · October 29, 2023 at 8:49 am

Use of LPRs for traffic offenses, usually declared “civil” violations if you simply submit to the grift, is but the beginning. The orc army grows a massive boner at the idea of 24×7 dragnet surveillance by autonomous systems that will watch you for any violation or the commission of any crime, of which there will be an infinite number. Welcome to prison planet.

Olman · October 29, 2023 at 9:11 am

Piss on’em.

Dirty Dingus McGee · October 29, 2023 at 9:31 am

I know a guy who knows a guy who says that a good air rifle, like the one below, helps speed up the inevitable malfunction of plate scanners and camera’s. Allegedly.

Jonathan · October 29, 2023 at 10:21 am

I’m sure the same cops who say it’s fine and legal would take legal action against you if you created a database of their movements.
While cities are an issue, I think the bigger issue is private involvement in these systems – for one example, many tow trucks have ALPR systems on them. I’m sure other types of vehicles have them also.

Anonymous · October 29, 2023 at 10:32 am

“Papers, please” has now been automated.

D · October 29, 2023 at 10:46 am

> Legal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union have complained for at least a decade that license plate readers violate the average citizens’ right to privacy.

Maybe they should try complaining that the government should have *zero* business getting involved in the lives of citizens unless they’ve harmed someone or damaged property–including collecting information in a mass dragnet.

I’m sure they’d get just as far, but at least they’d be fighting from a position of being right.

Anonymous · October 29, 2023 at 10:55 am

That data should be public, we paid for the collection.

Jon · October 29, 2023 at 2:49 pm

Electronic frontier foundation is compiling a map of these alprs.
They are ubiquitous, and unless you know what your looking for, not difficult to miss.
Local councilman are over 50 in our semi rural county alone

Matthew W · October 29, 2023 at 5:52 pm

Cops in my area use FLOCK all the time to look for suspects after a crime is committed…….

Rick · October 29, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Article says, ‘… won’t cost taxpayers anything ….’
Without trying, I can think of multiple ways the contract will cost taxpayers plenty.
Violation of 4th A and the citizenry will fund it.
Arizona and other states banned red light cameras. C’mon FLA, you can do it.

Anyway, y’all should already be on multiple gov lists.

Now let me look see the penalty for defacing gov property in FL. Are, for purposes of penalties, products under third party leases recognized as gov property?

Brawler Bob · October 29, 2023 at 10:01 pm

I have noticed a growing number of these around My AO and many of the county Sherriff’s’ vehicles have the mobile systems already equipped. They are quite expensive so local PDs have been slow to implement, but they are coming.

    WDS · October 30, 2023 at 7:18 am

    Not as slow as you’d think. I live in a sleepy little town in South Cackylacky and have already counted three cameras and have noticed many more around the county popping up. As for the mobile units, another jurisdiction was taken to task over their use of license tag readers on their cruisers patrolling parking lots during a large gun show. Back the blue my ass….

Boneman · October 30, 2023 at 6:22 am

I seem to recall at one time there being available license plate covers that would prevent easy reading by cameras and such. This of course would be problematic since Covid where so MANY tolls are now contact free “Toll by Plate” systems. Not that I would be too concerned about THAT…..

ModernDayJeremiah · October 30, 2023 at 12:19 pm

If this ever got to SCROTUS on a 4th amendment issue, Cuck Jerkoff Roberts would just call it a “tax”.

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