SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I
Across the country, DHS/Police are profiting from privately owned license-plate readers (LPR’s) inparking lots, shopping malls etc. Mall of America works with police to scan your license plate as soon as you enter their parking lot, and Repo companies are using LPR’s in parking lots across the country.
In Freeport, NY, DHS/Police installed 27 license plate readers to spy on EVERY vehicle that entered the town.
“Since the scanners went live they’ve been triggering an average of 700 alarms a day, mainly about cars on the road with expired or suspended registration stickers. Officers have impounded 500 vehicles. They’ve written more than 2,000 court summonses, mostly for minor violations.”
City officials across the country are installing LPR’s as part of a DHS program, called “Operation Stonegarden“.
In 2014, DHS had given cities and town $55 million to install LPR’s across the country.
The Homeland Security Grant Program now encompasses five projects in the program: State Homeland Security Program, Urban Areas Security Initiative, Operation Stonegarden, Metropolitan Medical Response System Program, and Citizen Corps Program.
In 2010 alone, DHS spent $1,786,359,956 on its Homeland Security Grant Program.
Police across the Country are using LPR’s to balance state and local budgets
In Texas, police use license plate readers to ticket beach goers.