Technology giving police more power to spy on us

Friday, 12 January 2007, 12:45 AM EST

Tucson police have a new law-enforcement tool: a car-mounted license-plate scanner. Similar to a radar gun, it reads the license plates of moving or parked cars 250 or more per hour and links with remote police databases, immediately providing information about the car and owner.

On the face of it, this is nothing new. Police have always been able to run a license plate. The difference is they would do it manually, and that limited its use.

At Azstarnet.

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