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Indianapolis police test camera-scanner that reads license plates

[Why not have thousands of these camera-OCR devices? At every traffic 
light and stop sign? And record where everyone is going all the time? It 
would surely help catch some bad guys -- right? --Declan]

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Subject: Scanner Helps Ind. Police Find Stolen Cars
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 16:07:22 -0700
From: Dan Fingerman <fingerman@aya.yale.edu>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>

Of potential interest to Politech readers:

Scanner Helps Ind. Police Find Stolen Cars
By Associated Press, 17 July 2006

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawrence police officers are using a new scanning
    device that can quickly identify stolen cars. The system has helped
    the department recover 21 stolen cars in seven weeks. It uses two
    cameras attached to a squad car that scans license plates and
    compares them in less than a second to a nationwide FBI database of
    reported stolen vehicles.

DTM :<|

Posted by Declan McCullagh on Aug 01, 2006 in category privacy

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