[Politech] Indianapolis police test camera-scanner that reads license plates [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 07:57:03 PDT

[Why not have thousands of these camera-OCR devices? At every traffic 
light and stop sign? And record where everyone is going all the time? It 
would surely help catch some bad guys -- right? --Declan]

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Scanner Helps Ind. Police Find Stolen Cars
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 16:07:22 -0700
From: Dan Fingerman <fingerman@private>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@private>

Of potential interest to Politech readers:

Scanner Helps Ind. Police Find Stolen Cars
By Associated Press, 17 July 2006

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawrence police officers are using a new scanning
    device that can quickly identify stolen cars. The system has helped
    the department recover 21 stolen cars in seven weeks. It uses two
    cameras attached to a squad car that scans license plates and
    compares them in less than a second to a nationwide FBI database of
    reported stolen vehicles.

DTM :<|

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