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July 22, 2011
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ACLU says LPRs 'cross the line'

Mapping drivers' whereabouts with cruiser-mounted scanners draws scrutiny

By O'Ryan Johnson
The Boston Herald

BOSTON — Civil libertarians are raising the alarm over the state's plans to create a Big Brother database that could map drivers' whereabouts with police cruiser-mounted scanners that capture thousands of license plates per hour - storing that information indefinitely where local cops, staties, feds and prosecutors could access it as they choose.

'What kind of a society are we creating here?' asked civil rights lawyer Harvey Silverglate, who along with the ACLU fears police abuse. 'There comes a point where the surveillance is so pervasive and total that it's a misnomer to call a society free any longer.'

Full story: ACLU says LPRs 'cross the line'

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