Sunday, April 27, 2014

Kansas City Spy Tech Redux



Here's a morning missive that our blog community and KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS already covered . . .

Remember we talked about the ethics of spy cam license plate readers in Sleaze Summit . . .

But more importantly AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS REVEALED how license plate readers were used to capture the Kansas City Highway Sniper.

LA Times had a nice round-up of all the tech used in the case . . .

How technology helped crack the Kansas City highway shooter case

And today . . . Here's what our local Dead Tree Media Institution is touting:

Are license plate readers protecting the public or prying?

Many of you have already answered the question but maybe this requires a bit of extra Sunday contemplation.

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

if your doing nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about

Anonymous said...

"If your doing nothing wrong?" Great spelling dipshit. I have no opinion until Adam Kokesh or Pete Eyre tells me where I should stand. In the meantime I will be hiding in my trailer "growing vegetables" and condemning the state that supports my inbred children. :-) in liberty, Tony Bone.

Get a grip said...

I don't understand the fretting and hand-wringing over the license plate readers. It's not as if the license plate readers are going into private locations to read the plates. They are simply reading publicly visible plates located in publicly visible locations. They are viewing your plates just like everyone else in proximity to your vehicle is capable of doing.

With a population of approx 2 million in the greater KC metro area, if you truly believe the cops have nothing better to do than try to track you visiting your mistress, favorite liquor store, shooting range, etc., then you have an incredibly large ego and/or you are just plain dumber than shit.

Considering the degree of violent crime in this area, particularly in certain sections of KCMo, the use of license plate readers seems like a minimal intrusion relative to their potential crime solving capability.

Anonymous said...

+1, 6:11pm

Anonymous said...

Cops may have better things to do but that doesn't mean they do them. Say someone runs against Mayor Sly and is critical of the KCPD. You don't think they might run his plates to see what dirt they can find? How about ex-wives and ex-girlfriends of cops. This can be stalking to the extreme and needs regulating.