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Mall becomes first in New Jersey to install license plate readers

Carol Gorga Williams and Larry Higgs
Asbury Park Press [1]
August 15, 2013

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The next time you go shopping at the Freehold Raceway Mall, keep in mind: Big Brother will be watching.

License plate readers — which record the license plates of every car that enters and leaves the mall — have been installed over the entrances and exits to the Freehold mall as a counterterrorism measure. They are the first to be installed at a major shopping mall in the state.

Officials with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office said the mall was selected because of its potential as a terrorist target.

“The Freehold Raceway Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in New Jersey,” said Cynthia Scott, spokeswoman for Sheriff Shaun Golden, in an email.

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