Topic: Disturbing facts about ALPR
I have been doing research on something I have found troubling...
((Sorry if I did not delve into the land of <div class> and other foreign languages for page layout, etc which I probably should be doing today))
ALPR.. The technology used by law enforcement agents to identify car tags are linked to the insurance companies as well as stolen car stuff.
Used to, if you missed paying your bribe... err.. car insurance, the piggies would have to stop you for a legit (or made up) reason and ask for papers and registration then. Of course, no cop can watch all car plates at all times. Enter ALPR. Mounted to the squad car or tops of poles, it automatically links to the narcs at the insurance company database and gives realtime results to squad car laptops.
So.. you ride uninsured, suspended, or you are a "person of question", or the car is stolen, behind on payments, warrants/attachments, flags raise up. Piggies alerted. Some of this, okay.
Now, responsibility acknowledged, I would LOVE to be in an industry that could impound your property with body armor and guns because you missed a payment to my mandatory "service" that will not even pay for a replacement vehicle if I wreck it or someone elses... Of course, my collection agents paid for by my victims.
Am I just mad, or does this smack kind of George Orwell?