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Austin police to unveil new roadside fingerprint devices

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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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Austin police to unveil new roadside fingerprint devices


www.statesman.com

Around March 1 about 100 officers will begin using mobile fingerprint scanners to help identify suspects in crimes, from felonies down to traffic offenses when motorists don't have their licenses.

"It is new technology, certainly for us here in Austin," Assistant Police Chief Al Eells said. "We really want to see how the devices are used and their value in terms of what we are doing here."

Law enforcement officials nationally have praised such scanners, saying suspects can be more easily and quickly identified. However, some civil libertarians have raised concerns about their use, particularly about whether officers are requiring people to provide fingerprint samples before they are arrested.

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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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More surveillance state gizmos for LE to probe you with, courtesy of none other than the ever-nannying DHS...

What's next, mobile IRIS SCANNERS?

They are already trying to shove the "real ID" down our throats, but evidently that isn't enough for them. Now you are going to get fingerprinted for things as minor as a traffic stop, because you may fit the profile of a "suspect". And I see L.A. is already using these devices on people.

What a joke.

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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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And as usual somebody in the higher up corrupted government in the state will be making a killing with the private company or companies that are supplying the technology.

At the expenses of the shepple because so far people is more than happy to just bend over and take it and help pay with tax money for the bill.



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