DEA’s Massive License Plate Tracking Program Spies on Millions of Americans, Helps Agents Seize Property

By: Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:00 pm

The Drug Enforcement Agency operates a massive license plate tracking program that is open to various federal, state and local law agencies and was specifically designed to help the agency seize property through asset forfeiture, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. Heavily censored documents from the DEA show the “pilot” National [...]

US Police Departments to Become More Reliant on License Plate Readers

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 3:01 pm

A foundation connected to Motorola, a license plate reader (LPR) manufacturer, has published a report showing police expect to become more reliant on the technology. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) conducted a survey and found “71 percent of responding agencies already have LPRs.” “Typically, an agency has only a few vehicles equipped with the [...]

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