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Title    Arizona City Using Fake Cacti to Hide License Plate Cameras
Date    Saturday May 16 2015, @05:12AM
Author    takyon
Topic   
from the MichaelDavidCrawfordNews dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/05/15/2028233

fliptop writes:

Claiming it's because there's no poles to mount them on, the City of Paradise Valley, Arizona began installing license plate readers inside towering, fake cacti:

LPRs are normally mounted on light poles and traffic lights to scan for stolen cars or vehicles involved in an Amber Alert, but cities and counties have been stashing them in dozens of different covert locations, from car's fog lamps to retrofitted ladders. And in Arizona, it's not uncommon to see antennas camouflaged as a cactus, so the decision – at least from an aesthetic point-of-view – makes sense.

[...] [Town manager Kevin] Burke said the cameras are not being put in fake cactus to be secretive, but because there are no light poles in the area to put them on. He says they're trying to make the cameras aesthetically pleasing. It's all part of a $2 million police technology upgrade the council passed last year.

Is it safe to say the cameras are operated by a bunch of pricks?

Links

  1. "fliptop" - https://soylentnews.org/~fliptop/
  2. "installing license plate readers inside towering, fake cacti" - http://jalopnik.com/arizona-city-using-fake-cactus-to-hide-license-plate-ca-1703155108

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