Department of Homeland Security Implements “National License Plate Recognition” system
It started with airport security. Now Big Brother is increasing its surveillance of our homes, roads, and cars. Homeland Security is activating a nationwide license plate tracking system, complete with a list of “target vehicles.”
If you don’t think this has potential for abuse, consider what’s happened in England.
The system will “track vehicle license plate numbers that pass through cameras or are voluntarily entered into the system from a variety of sources (access control systems, asset recovery specialists, etc.) and uploaded to share with law enforcement” in order to help locate “criminal aliens and absconders.”
In other countries that have activated license plate tracking networks, such as the United Kingdom, political activists have been targeted by having their vehicles added to a “hotlist” after attending protests.
Who wants to bet now that this system will be used to harass innocent citizens, but will do nothing at all to stop the next Boston Bomber?