TKC FACT CHECK!!! POLICE TERMS OF SERVICE SECRECY IS WHY TKC BLOG COMMUNITY CAN COVER KANSAS CITY LICENSE PLATE READERS AND LOCAL MSM WON'T MENTION THE SPY TECH!!!
Recently, the most AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS helped this blog break news that license plate readers were a big part of catching the Kansas City highway sniper Mohammed Pedro Whitaker.
It was only the LA times who later confirmed our blog community breaking news report.
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HERE'S A BIT OF INSIGHT INTO WHY KANSAS CITY MEDIA IS UNDER A DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL SPY TECH SILENT MODE WHEN IT COMES TO REPORTING LICENSE PLATE READERS!!!
Wired: Cops Must Swear Silence to Access Vehicle Tracking System
"How determined? Vigilant Solutions, founded in 2009, claims to have the nation’s largest repository of license-plate images with nearly 2 billion records stored in its National Vehicle Location Service (NVLS). Despite the enormous implications of the database for the public, any law enforcement agency that signs up for the service is sworn to a vow of silence by the company’s terms of service."
"That database is used by law enforcement and others to track stolen cars or vehicles used in crimes, as well as to locate illegal immigrants, kidnapping victims and others — though the vast majority of license plates stored belong to ordinary drivers who aren’t suspected of a crime."
A very astute and KICK-ASS TKC READER reveals asks:
"Do you suppose that this may have had something to do with the fact that hardly anyone talked about the license plate database? What is the first rule of using the license plate database? No one talks about the license plate database!"
Whatever the case, it's important for everybody to know that Kansas City residents are under surveillance even if our local crime trends keep surging upward.
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