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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 05 2016, @08:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the use-virtual-reality,-instead? dept.

Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity.

Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in Del Mar, not far from the Mexican border.

Agents then compared that information to cars that crossed the border, hoping to find gun smugglers, according to the documents and interviews with law-enforcement officials with knowledge of the operation.

First they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Muslim.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 05 2016, @10:21PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 05 2016, @10:21PM (#410857)

    The ACLU is a major-mover in a huge conspiracy to disarm the public. []

    Back in the late-1990s, it was rumored that, in WA state, Japanese Military Police would be going door-to-door, confiscating "illegal" firearms. Around the same time, there was also a strange rumor circulating that was the inverse: people who were in possession of / owned illegal firearms, were to be forcibly removed from their dweliings, and hauled off in the "blue trains", to somewhere.

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