License Plate “Profiling”?

July 20, 2013 5:03 PM
License Plate “Profiling”?
" Today’s show was born from the media coverage surrounding the George Zimmerman trial and questions about whether profiling played a role in the death of Trayvon Martin. It is not my intent nor my desire to hash out the legalities of what happened the night of the shooting nor the outcome of the trial, but rather to offer information to aid our young people if ever they encounter law enforcement while operating a motor vehicle. In preparation for today’s show, it was brought to my attention that our government (local, state and federal), uses a multitude of devices to monitor our movement, one of which is attached to common police cruisers. With that, I thought what a fitting topic for the AutoNsider on the heels of the George Zimmerman verdict. Does our government condone profiling? Even license plate profiling?

The next time you encounter a police vehicle, pay close attention to the rear deck lid. If there is a small box on the deck lid (and there probably will be), just know that “big brother” is watching. Since early 2000, the government has increasingly employed the use of license plate scanners to track its citizens "

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