E-ZPass readers are used for more than collecting tolls in New York.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials once considered using license-plate readers to conduct surveillance on gun show attendees, according to documents released Tuesday.
Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers. Motorists, on the other hand, don't know much about the records police officers have collected through the use of these machines. These records are getting harder to obtain.
Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers.
Law enforcement officers across the country have been using a private intelligence network to compile and share detailed information about motorists in the United States.
Vanity plates are a great way to test a state's limits on freedom of expression, which makes them good kindling for lawsuits. The latest license litigation comes from Michigan, where the American Civil Liberties Union has brought suit on behalf of a plaintiff against the state for rejecting the plate "WAR SUX."
Police officers in Fort Worth, Texas, set up a roadblock on a busy city street last week, and directed motorists into a parking lot, where they were asked to submit samples of their breath, saliva and blood.