Feds use SPD to track you

Grants fund massive data dump from streets of Sandusky, and many other places, directly to Homeland Security
Register
Jul 20, 2013

The city of Sandusky's license plate reader appears to be part of a nationwide network of systems designed to track Americans and store data on the comings and goings of … everyone.

But the Sandusky Police Department and city officials might not have been aware they were signing on to the federal surveillance program when they approved keeping the equipment.

A group identified as North Coast Homeland Security provided and installed the reader on a Sandusky police cruiser in mid-November, and the Sandusky city commission approved the program about 10 days later.

Two cameras are mounted on the trunk of the SPD cruiser with one facing the rear and one facing the front. As as cars pass, plates can be read from both vantage points.

The American Civil Liberties Union calls the federal funding for license plate readers a dangerous trend, in a report issued by the civil rights organization earlier this month titled 'You are being tracked.' 

“More and more cameras, longer retention periods, and widespread sharing allow law enforcement agents to assemble the individual puzzle pieces of where we have been over time into a single, high-resolution image of our lives,” the report sates.

“The knowledge that one is subject to constant monitoring can chill the exercise of our cherished rights to free speech and association.”

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Click here to read the July 2013 ACLU report, 'You are being tracked.'

Comments

pavedparadise

Time to shut'er down.

Interesting on line reading. Bet the youngsters don't even know about this book. Read it on line. george-orwell.org/1984/index.html or watch on line at:: archive.org/details/Meatpies_1984

While USA may still be the "freest" country in the world, our freedoms continue to crumble before our very eyes. If this were any other country, there would be revolts over the loss of our freedoms. We've become fat, lazy and complacent.

2cents

Was that shut'er or shutter : )

http://www.democratic-republican...

Centauri

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...
"Though Americans pride themselves on living in the "land of the free and the home of the brave," per the Star-Spangled Banner, The Canadian Fraser Institute has some news for the United States: It's not tops in the world when it comes to freedom."

http://www.heritage.org/index/ra...
"The United States, with an economic freedom score of 76, has lost ground again in the 2013 Index"

"The U.S. economy, the world’s largest, has not recovered fully from the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession. Under Democratic President Barack Obama, the federal system of government, designed to reserve significant powers to the state and local levels, has been strained by the national government’s rapid expansion."

The Big Dog's back

heritage?? The Gov hasn't expanded.

Centauri

"The Gov hasn't expanded."

Big Dog, I wish that I could agree with you. I was unable to find any truthful and factual information that shows the government hasn't expanded. If you find such information that proves your point, please post a link.

http://tinyurl.com/mtcmms9
largest expansion of federal government

http://tinyurl.com/mm9whnj
federal government expansion

Some of the information in the above links is outdated.

To give credit to Big Dog that the government is shrinking:
http://tinyurl.com/nxm2fb7
federal government shrunk under Obama

A couple of things that have shrunk under Obama is our privacy and our freedoms.

shucks

You grab at ANYTHING that supports your paranoia.

goofus

Huh, you sir are dillusional. As the rabbi told his congregation, relax it's only a star of david tattoo

shucks

"As the rabbi told his congregation, relax it's only a star of david tattoo"
......................What's that supposed to mean?

pavedparadise

Well said and documented.

KURTje

While at the barber shop I was watching some buy here pay here car show. The people who were behind in payments had their auto disabled via satellite. That brought them in to the business to make their payments. Wonder if that same stuff could be used for bad?

looking around

If big brother was watching me last night he's still laughing!

Fromthe419

We are supposed to trust Homeland Security
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/12...

Looks like the leadership can't be trusted to honest with itself. You really trust people like this with your information?

been-there-done-that

More Paranoid Drama being created by the Register so they have something to talk about? The information being obtained from these pictures are available to our Government because they are Government Issued License Plates.That information I must provide if I want the "Privilege" of driving a car on the roads.What super secret information is the governmemt going to get from me driving my car on public roads???Drama Drama

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