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posted by janrinok on Sunday June 21 2015, @04:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the back-to-eating-donuts dept.

In a rare move against the advance of license plate readers, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has vetoed a plan to acquire the scanners in the Bayou State. It had previously passed both houses of the Louisiana legislature overwhelmingly.

Many law enforcement agencies nationwide use these specialized cameras to scan cars and compare them at incredible speeds to a "hot list" of stolen or wanted vehicles. In some cases, that data is kept for weeks, months, or even years.

[Related]: Governor's Statement

Senate Bill No. 250

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 21 2015, @09:40PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 21 2015, @09:40PM (#199215)

    > I'm sure the grandparent was quite aware that the saying was Fascist propaganda.

    As the GP, I confirm. I read that snopes article many years ago. And you are also correct, it makes no difference to the point being illustrated - that arguments for efficiency are too often just shortcuts to fascism.