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License Plate Scanners

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The Henderson police are patrolling with a brand new device: a license plate reader. The machine scans nearby cars and runs them through a database to check for stolen vehicles and other violations. Henderson police have already nabbed one man with a stolen car. The police say it's an efficient way to crack down on crime. But some say it's an invasion of privacy, and that the whereabouts of innocent citizens can be tracked. Do you support license plate readers? Or do you think they're an invasion of your privacy?

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Chief Jutta Chambers, Chief of Police, HN PD
Maggie McLetchie, Legal Dir, ACLU SN
Sgt. Dan Gomez, Sr Sergeant of Technical Technologies Unit, LAPD

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