license plate readers
Think about everywhere you drove on Wednesday — to work, the gym, daycare. Now consider this: a new report says thanks to a growing web of cameras, police keep track of your every move.
A network of 50 surveillance cameras will be watching the downtown areas and municipal parking lots 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
17 cities are getting federal grant money to install cameras and license plate readers, and people to check those systems.
In Nutley, N.J., the police department is installing automatic license plate readers in cop cars in order to scan plates in real time. Three cameras run the numbers to check for expired plates, to identify stolen vehicles and criminals with warrants.