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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.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/louisiana-governor-vetoes-license-plate-reader-bill-citing-privacy-concerns/

[Related]: Governor's Statement

Senate Bill No. 250


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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday June 22 2015, @12:40AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 22 2015, @12:40AM (#199234) Journal

    Don't let troublesome things like facts get in the way of making your point.

    This fact didn't get in my way in the first place because running the trains on time, even if it were true, just isn't justification for tyranny. And we're all aware that the saying is a lie, even the person who sardonically quoted [soylentnews.org] the saying in the first place.