posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 03:44 PM
Seems DHS is ready to activate a license plate registry for the US. What does this mean and it this just the public release of what has already been
LINK TO STORY
The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement,
allowing DHS officers to take photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it to a database which will include a “hot list” of
Given rampant concerns that the Department of Homeland Security, which is ostensibly introducing this system in the name of catching illegal aliens,
is in fact an increasingly bloated federal bureaucracy designed to target the American people, the notion of the DHS enjoying access to a fully
integrated nationwide license plate tracking grid is chilling, especially given the fact that the agency has funded reports which characterize
“liberty lovers” as potential terrorists.
So, just what is a 'hot vehicle"? A target list? With the recent revelation that the US is ready target individuals cell phones for a drone strike,
could this be another outlet? And what if there are innocents in the car? It has already been expressed it does not matter for phones. Will this lead
to a Database of drivers who should be 'automatically' pulled over based on criteria such as past crimes or...gun ownership?
“Innocent people are increasingly being treated with suspicion due to the tiny chance that some offence may be committed,” writes David
The DHS’ database will allow authorities “to determine where and when the vehicle has traveled,” using data compiled “from a variety of
sources nationwide,” including “metropolitan areas” within the United States, suggesting the system may be linked in with regular surveillance
cameras as it is in the UK.
The system will also allow DHS officials to take a picture of any license plate via their smartphone, upload it to the database and immediately
receive an alert if the plate is on the watchlist.
Local LEO's have had access to LEDS/NCIC for awhile and have been terminated or reprimanded as explained in the article. One more way to know where
you are whenever 'they' want to know.
Remember the story about outfitting public buses with cameras?
The DHS also recently awarded the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority $7 million dollars to outfit its buses with high tech 360 degree
surveillance cameras. The federal agency is simultaneously supporting the rollout of ‘Intellistreets’ lighting systems that double as surveillance
hubs which can record conversations.
No knock warrants and now it you are on this list you can be 'pulled over' like being pulled out if line at the airport. Weomce to the 1930's
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