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Police cameras busy snapping license plates

Posted By admin On August 5, 2013 @ 3:40 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Brian M. Rosenthal
Seattle Times [1]
August 5, 2013

Cregan Newhouse patrols the streets of Seattle, chasing license plates.

Mounted atop his Parking Enforcement minivan sit three cameras, capturing every plate he passes and instantly checking them against a database of stolen cars and unpaid tickets.

On this cloudy afternoon, he finds just two stolen cars and no chronic parking offenders, a smaller haul than usual.

But his work does not go to waste. The thousands of photos are entered into a Seattle Police Department database where, for the three months before they are destroyed, they’ll be available for use in criminal investigations.

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[1] Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021534204_licenseplatereadersxml.html

[2] New East Palo Alto license plate readers will run plates through crime databases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-east-palo-alto-license-plate-readers-will-run-plates-through-crime-databases.html

[3] New program plans to mandate electronic updateable license plates that track your every move: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-program-plans-to-mandate-electronic-updateable-license-plates-that-track-your-every-move.html

[4] POLICE STATE: New LAPD Cruisers Equipped With Infrared Cameras, License Plate Scanners…: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-state-new-lapd-cruisers-equipped-with-infrared-cameras-license-plate-scanners.html

[5] Why License Plates Exist: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-license-plates-exist.html

[6] California May Issue Digital License Plates, Privacy Groups Concerned: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-may-issue-digital-license-plates-privacy-groups-concerned.html

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