The result of implementing a policy like this will be to so energize the opponents of license-plate readers that they will succeed in getting many jurisdictions either to ban them entirely or refuse to install/fund them. I think the end result of such a policy will be to curtail the use of this tool for legitimate law-enforcement purposes — counterproductive overreaching.

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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