by Grand Forks Herald
September 4, 2012 at 3:30 am in Grand Forks Herald
Under North Dakota law, data collected by automated license plate readers used by police is considered public information, just as it is in Minnesota. Continue Reading
Tags: Minnesota, North Dakota, privacy, Safety, updates 15 Comments »
Obama was supposed to repeal the Patriot Act ans ensure we kept our rights and freedoms.
Yet, here we are 4 years later with the Patriot Act in full power and yet even more programs that take our freedoms away.
Anyone remember the days when police had to do their own job?
You know, actually call in a suspicious plate instead of just scanning every single one and recording them all?
you would think with Spearman and his friends blocking traffic to keep speeders at bay, the Police would have the time to do their jobs without stealing our freedoms just to make their job easier.
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Just what freedom did you lose by having your license plate scanned? As for tracking your movements- If you have a cell phone you can be tracked.
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Capt Amerika, I enjoyed your reference to Spearman’s attempt to aid law enforcement.
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This has to do with North Dakota State Government and if they would have enacted a states ethics committee they wouldn’t have allowed for this kind of information to deemed as public information. I think that it’s great that North Dakota is finally coming into this century’s technology, but there are several things that North Dakota has to change from its past to keep people’s information safe. It’s a wonder that all Tri State area’s residents identities haven’t been stolen by now.
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Remembering just a few years back when our social security numbers were also our driver’s license number. Can’t say the new numbering system is much better.
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If you don’t have anything to worry about, don’t worry about it.
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Ignore your rights fading away just because they dont hurt you personally.
Tell that to the teenage girls parents when somebody uses the FOIA to track her movements and then attacks.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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I worry about how the government (local, state, federal) is tracking us on many different levels and how it will track us in the future. The escalation in the direction of the US becoming a police state is very real. The more security measures the government enacts, the less secure I become. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order should be of concern to every citizen of this nation. So, this conversation may have started with something so seemingly innocent as police scanning license plates but as you can see, it can and does soon escalate into the erosion of liberty.
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Forget about license plates; in some states women can have their uteruses scanned without their permission. Now that’s scary.
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These readers are a great tool. It helped recover a stolen pickup from the twin cities this past year. It put a suspect in the area when he lied about where he was at the time of the crime. The only downfall I see is with the north dakota government allowing this data to be on the public record. All information should be stored securly and only released by a court order or by the request of the vehicles owner.
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While i still dont agree with people being monitored that have no business being monitored, i do agree that this data should not be available to the public.
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Would you agree that the information should be available to the individual? If I want to see any records pertaining to me personally should I be allowed that right?
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Another group of government stooges use the Constitution for toilet paper.
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If the license plate reader is a witness against you in court its a violation of your rights. Because you have the right to call and confront witnesses its sort of hard to put a camera on the stand and ask it questions. But the policed wouldn’t understand that so they refer to a piece of technology as a witness
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More erosion of personal freedom. It gets worse. Face reading recognition, hummingbird drones, chipping students, and smart meters, just to name a few… Big Brother is watching and preparing. Read on…
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