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Vancouver City police plan to deploy the devices in order to combat gangs.
The devices are capable of scanning and storing 1500 licence plates per hour.
I am very sure there isnt more than 1500 gang members of all kinds in the city...
As Michel Foucault, Paul Virilio and others have noted, information is power. The UK Government is able to track almost all automated and many non-automated journeys within and outwith the UK. Individual freedom of movement is not protected as the Government possess the right of detention without charge for up to thirty days. There are no effective restrictions on the Governments right to track. In essence, critics[who?] say, the UK has become a giant open prison.