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Chattanooga using mobile cameras can spot stolen vehicles

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posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 06:54 AM
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Big Brother is at it again! License plate scanners!


www.timesnews.net

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is reporting that Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies will soon begin using a PlateScan system that checks license plates for stolen vehicles and felony warrants.

"The technology is phenomenal," Lt. Charles Lowery Jr. told the newspaper. He oversees the department's traffic division. "It'll eliminate the accusation of profiling because it's scanning so many different plates."

PlateScan is mounted in police cruisers and captures digital license plate images and checks them against local, regional, state and national databases to identify vehi
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posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 06:54 AM
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Another blow to the head of "FREE AMERICANS!!" Will it ever end? With all of the problems this nation and the world are facing today; they seem to find more ways to communize or marxist our everyday way of life. This is still One nation "UNDER GOD!!!" With this new plate scanner, you are basically being watched,without your consent, every time you drive. I personally think it is an invasion of privacy. What's next...the big brother toilet cam!?

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[edit on 6/17/2009 by semperfortis]



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:07 AM
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New Haven, CT had this program in place for the last 4 years or so. This year the program was put on indefinite hold.

While running it was responsible for towing the cars of city officials and aldermen who were getting their cars back without paying the late taxes/fees. It also got a tow operator run over when he tried hooking a car with the driver still inside. The program also towed numerous vehicles that were not delinquent on their taxes/fees because the system the scanner was working off of was not synced with the cities tax information. At least two individuals a week incurred unjust fees and charges to release their vehicles from impound when they never should have been there in the first place. Tyranny by definition.

In a surprising move the stupidity praising, heated bus stop building, additional sales tax, high property tax, high crime, sanctuary city of New Haven, CT actually stopped the program. It makes me wonder just how bad the program was that we didnt know about because New Haven doesnt ever stop anything stupid. The city is like Bush Jr. It has to know all it's doing is f-ing up but it keeps on keepin' on despite all logic and reason.

These plate scanners arent necessarily a bad thing but the politicians and authorities who use them for profiting are wholly evil and each one should be drug out into the street and shot.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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Honestly, what is the big deal?

Your number plate is there for all to see already.





posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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God forbid that this technology actually takes some wanted felons of the street.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:33 AM
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Aside from the techno hiccups mentioned earlier, this sounds like a pretty good system. Cops can't call in every license plate they see in traffic. If the scanner can do it faster and more efficiently, fine.

This "Should" lead to less innocent people being pulled over and harrassed, and more guilty ones getting taken off the street.

Of course there is always room for abuse. A little tweaking of the software and you could be pulling over Republicans, teens, or Muslims, but that is no different than looking for bumper stickers, graduation tassles, or big rims!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:35 AM
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These things have been in UK cop cars for ages
news.bbc.co.uk...
In fact, most petrol stations and multi story car parks have them as well, although these are obviously not linked to a criminal database.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by elevatedone
God forbid that this technology actually takes some wanted felons of the street.





hehe

god was a jerk, he let felons STEAL cars so they appear to be ordinaries. Good game.

Or are unpaid parking tickets and the such felonies these days?



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
Aside from the techno hiccups mentioned earlier


Those techno hiccups were life-ruining for some. Imagine living paycheck to paycheck in a craphole city trying to save whatever you can for the next big bill or to look for another job outside of the craphole city and maybe move then all of a sudden you wake up and your car is gone. You call the cops and they say "towed due to delinquent taxes" but you paid those taxes and have the receipt to prove it. So you call out or get some coverage for your job at which you have no personal time and your boss (because its a blue collar job) treats you like youre some drug addicted vagrant felon. You're out a days pay and your boss has one more reason to let you go so you can walk the 5 miles to the impound lot to retrieve your car. You shoe them the slip and they forgive the $70 tax bill but you're still responsible for the tow fee of $100. They only take cash because it's a tax-related tow even though the tax related part is gone. You dont have $100 in the bank. Do you use your credit card to get cash at an incredibly high interest rate? Do you spend the rest of the day calling friends looking for a loan?

To a person living paycheck to paycheck one towed car can set off a debt spiral that will lead to utilities getting shut off and rent not getting paid. One towed car is a first step to homelessness and unemployment. The city never apologized to any of the victims and never reimbursed their expenses.

These things, despite all good intentions, just make it easier for government to get its boot on your neck. It's hard enough to breathe as it is.

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posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 08:02 AM
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Nothing is ever going to be perfect, ever.

If this takes felons off the street, or helps identify people who are not paying parking tickets, then so be it. I don't have a problem with it.

Times are tough yes, but we've got to attend to our business and get our matters taken care of, where there's a will there's a way.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 08:02 AM
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Had these in the UK for some time now, i believe they are now networking them and storing the information on central servers for at least two years so that they can trace exactly where you have been and when.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 08:03 AM
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I totally agree, and the Techno Hiccups was not meant as a small thing, just a thing that can be fixed rather simply.

Everything else you alluded to in your post is part of the larger problem that is crushing the society! Taxes and interest fees have burdened the common person to the brink of something. Now when the government makes mistakes, and doesn't take responsibility or own up to those mistakes, they are driving good people to lives of crime!

Had the situation you mentioned happened to me, I would surely have wound up in jail! It is sad that it doesn't happen quite enough to spring any riots and accountability. They let their boots up on just enough people to keep a mass revolt from happening, but they walk a very thin line, and I believe they will cross it very soon!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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Yeah as another poster has already said, these things have been here for years. When they use it, it's called the "Blowthrough" I had a friend who got in some doody for asking why he had been followed home by these police.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalreadyIt is sad that it doesn't happen quite enough to spring any riots and accountability. They let their boots up on just enough people to keep a mass revolt from happening, but they walk a very thin line, and I believe they will cross it very soon!


It happens much more than we are aware. When I lived in that cesspool of a city it was happening on a daily basis but for the most part it was happening to the labor class and those without college educations. It was also affecting minorities mostly.

It was only when the car of a "Yalie" or the car of one of these liberal fascists who run the city got towed did it make news. Then the answer to the problem proposed was always more government control and more bureaucracy and more taxation.

Just as gun control started to disarm the poor and the minorities this "plate scanning" nonsense is set up to put further financial strain on the working class keeping them down to slave status courtesy of government.

In the world of crime far more people are late on their taxes than are out jacking cars. This will make only a fractional impact on real crime but a solid and hard felt impact on the lives and finances of the working/labor class of the country.

One of the plans/goals of government is to reduce them all to slave/dependent status and this is just another weapon in their arsenal.

The biggest obstacle to class mobility is government and this is one example why.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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Here is a thread on the UK ones (kind of )
www.abovetopsecret.com...



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