Policing advocates defend use of high-tech license plate readers

There are 7 comments on the CNN story from Jul 18, 2013, titled Policing advocates defend use of high-tech license plate readers. In it, CNN reports that:

David Roberts remembers his days as a Denver police cadet in 1970: It was roll call, just like in the old TV dramas, and every cop was handed a "hot sheet" of vehicles totaling 10 pages, with license plate numbers printed in six columns.

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Godless Gov Enforcers

Ankeny, IA

#1 Jul 19, 2013
Godless government enforcers, their desire for power and control is unabatable.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Jul 31, 2013
ACLU will lose this one if they take it on.

You don't have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" for information on the outside of your car when you are driving around in public.

Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967).

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#3 Jul 31, 2013
Strel wrote:
ACLU will lose this one if they take it on.
You don't have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" for information on the outside of your car when you are driving around in public.
Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967).
At the same time the police shouldn't have the ability to track your movements wherever you go which can lead to abuse. I think that is the main objective of the ACLU here. You should be able to maintain some right of privacy of your daily life when going from one place to another, imo. I hope something at least comes out of this that prevents police departments from being able to keep data on non-suspects.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#5 Jul 31, 2013
llDayo wrote:
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At the same time the police shouldn't have the ability to track your movements wherever you go which can lead to abuse. I think that is the main objective of the ACLU here. You should be able to maintain some right of privacy of your daily life when going from one place to another, imo. I hope something at least comes out of this that prevents police departments from being able to keep data on non-suspects.
That's true, but kind of a more complex issue. They still have to have probable cause and I'm all for making sure that requirement is consistently met and subject to judicial oversight.

I generally support the ACLU, especially on the First Amendment stuff because I think they get that right. I do sometimes disagree with them on the Fourth Amendment issues. I'd agree that there's no valid reason for the to keep data on non-suspects.
Magwa

Chester, PA

#7 Jul 31, 2013
I guess this doesn't affect black men. Most of them have a fat white woman driving them around.
American

Seattle, WA

#9 Jul 31, 2013
Magwa wrote:
I guess this doesn't affect black men. Most of them have a fat white woman driving them around.
Leave your ex outta this......

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#10 Jul 31, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
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If this were the exact same issue with someone else in office, you would be complaining louder than anyone.
The fool allegedly from Seattle falls back on the old Nazi/KGB mantra: If you're not doing anything illegal you have nothing to worry about.

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