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High Tech Gadget Instantly Reveals Identities (DHS funded Mobile fingerprint scanners for cops)

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posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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High Tech Gadget Instantly Reveals Identities (DHS funded Mobile fingerprint scanners for cops)


www.claremont-courier.com

Through a Homeland Security grant, Los Angeles County purchased 500 mobile fingerprint scanning devices that can be used by officers in the field.

The device allows officers to identify people through their fingerprints who have previously been booked through the Los Angeles County penal system.

Roughly 200 scanners went to LAPD, and the rest were spread to agencies throughout the county. The Claremont Police Department only got one, but it has already been put to good use.

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posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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Ahhh, ain't that cute, the gestapo DHS giving out more toys to cops to keep fighting all us "evil terrorists"...Forgot your license at home? No problem! We'll just scan your prints like you're a convicted criminal while we're shaking you down at one of our "safety checkpoints!"

I'm sure the crowd of "if you have nothing to hide, then why worry about it?" people will be showing up here in no time flat.

More invasory, "1984" Police state nonsense for civilians to deal with...


“The nice thing about this is, we were able to identify him right there out in the field,” Corp. Bradley said.

Created by Cogent Systems, the device normally runs about $1000 each. Law enforcement officials hope to eventually have one in every patrol vehicle, Cpt. Jenkins said. In the meantime, Claremont police will have to share their scanner until more funding for additional devices is available.

Police believe they will be particularly useful at checkpoints where identifying unlicensed drivers is a constant challenge.

“There’s always a number of identification issues at the checkpoints so this will be a big help,” Cpt. Jenkins said.




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