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Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US

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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians.

Still, the biggest concern for critics is the sheer scale of Vigilant’s network, assembled almost entirely outside of public accountability. “If ICE were to propose a system that would do what Vigilant does, there would be a huge privacy uproar and I don’t think Congress would approve it,” Stanley says. “But because it’s a private contract, they can sidestep that process.”

“Are we as a society ... willing to let our government create an infrastructure that will track all of us?”


Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US

Sounds big Brotherish does it not? Society is advancing in leaps and bounds, meanwhile, subduing citizens Country wide. But after all, it's for your own good isn't it.

It's been working up to this, no doubt there will be those who are for and against this push and not likely to see the light at the end of the tunnel out any time soon.




posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

So they are a Government agency gaining access to existing Government infrastructure. While I could debate whether we should have Vigilant in the first place...worrying about adding access for ICE is trying to close the barn door after the horse has left the building.


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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

Finally all those illegals who have legal cars that are legally plated and insured will be stopped for sure.


That is a load off my mind.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I wonder how they'll deal with the Amish.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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Interesting I just got stopped for having an out of state plate and it took nearly a half hour before I was done being checked out. Must have had dial up in the cruiser.


I got no written citation at all. It was a little strange.
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

Well if they don't do as told I'm sure curb stopping will occur. You know how those Amish can be/Sarc.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

That's fine, I have nothing to hide so they're more than welcome to track my plates.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack


new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians.

Developed in parking enforcement, license plate readers are incorporated into police patrol units more and more now, automatically running your plate when you pass by the camera reader.

Every see the show, Parking Wars? The "Boot" team drives around town until they get a "hit" on a delinquent parking ticket vehicle, then jump out and "boot" the car for tow, unless you pay up.

The "hit" is done by license pate reader. Tech has been out for a while.

license plate readers



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: LSU0408

Are you being serious or sarcastic?



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: LSU0408

The next step is travel and no travel lists



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: khnum

True, perhaps it is time to have multiple check points in choke points in every community. After all every thing and every one is dangerous.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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Twenty years ago, this wouldn't have bothered me a bit. If you aren't guilty then you have nothing to fear right? These days, I don't have any faith or trust in our government officials, the offices they hold, or the duties they're charged with.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

The funny part is the labor will be bribed in by their bosses since they have become part of the way of life for some industries.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Best guess, pure sarcasm.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I know it. Those crazy laws we force upon the religious are bad enough without having to solicit them with a ticket for driving their wagons too fast.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 04:50 PM
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When they start harassing regular legal citizen americans is when this will cross the line. I am not thrilled to see how this will be implemented.

I can almost guarantee this will lead to some angry folks getting profiled.

"SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS NOW! OR ELSE!"
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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20 trillion dollars in debt, government shuts down because they can't agree on a budget, but there is always plenty of money available to spy on the American people.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: LSU0408

I hope you have the time, if pulled under suspicion you will be detained until you are proven not to the the person in suspect.

Pretty sure they'd have to face what some police have been up against;




“She was a completely innocent person, a longtime employee of the city of San Francisco, and one night police mistakenly picked up her license plate and said it was stolen because it misread a 3 for a 7,” her lawyer, Michael Haddad, said in an interview. “The officer radioed out to other officers. They didn’t clarify, visually, if Denise Green’s actual license plate was the same as the computer system was telling it. Without any verification, they decided to do a high-risk traffic stop. It included pulling her out of her car at gunpoint, forcing her onto her knees, handcuffing her.”

He added, “Police know these things aren’t foolproof. They’re not 100 percent accurate. But sometimes police will rely on technology and treat it as if it is perfect, and the consequences are that they’ll use force against people when it’s not justified.”

Haddad and Green sued the city of San Francisco, and in 2015 won a settlement for close to $500,000. Hoertsch says he knows about the Green case, and now uses it as an example of what not to do when training officers on the license plate reader system. “That was p----poor training,” he says. “Whenever anybody gets a log-on, I say this is the way it works, we don’t want to be pulling grandma over at gunpoint.”
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:56 PM
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This is only for folks that don't have a cell phone or a farcebook™ account. If 'They' can't monitor on those 2 then they'll watch You drive across the U.S. hahahaha

Time to take that cross country trip and check Your mirrors the whole way.. Enjoy Your freedom!! (It used to read "Enjoy Your FreedomS plural, but that went out..)

Stay Hydrated...

Take some pics along the way..



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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How does this remotely matter? People purposely carry live tracking devices with open mics, open camera's, and post every damn thing they do to social media. ...

Trust me, they know where you are, and what your doing.
Because you willingly tell them.

Not crapping on the O.P. just the people who think this is some new tracking system.

Btw- why is it Noone realizes craigslist makes good damn money letting uncle Sam know about all your "private cash purchases".

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