Virginia’s abuse of license-plate readers

Interesting story from the ACLU on the Virginia State Police’s use of their license-plate readers:

Virginia State Police Used License Plate Readers At Political Rallies, Built Huge Database

This is exactly the kind of misuse of license-plate reader data the Mayor and Council were concerned about when we acted to limit the retention of this data back in April.

I have great faith that someone would have to torture Rockville’s Chief of Police, Terry Treschuk, half to death before he would even begin to think about starting to consider even coming anywhere close to┬ásuch a course of action, but apparently that’s not true of all police agencies.

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