“The ACLU also wanted to prohibit police officers from tracking people across the city using multiple cameras if the individuals were not suspected of criminal activity. This is not stated in either the police or city policies.
Mittman questioned automated license plate readers and the information they gather. These are high-speed cameras mounted on light poles and on police cars. They continuously scan and record the license plates of every passing car. According to police, if the cameras register a car that is associated with someone wanted for a violent crime, a police officer is dispatched.
However, Mittman was concerned that they are also collecting data about innocent motorists and their whereabouts, which could easily be abused.
“It does not make sense to have all automatic license plate readers turned on at all times, collecting data on every single individual’s movements, and then keeping that data in perpetuity and allowing anyone to go in and say, ‘Hey, I just split up with my boyfriend, I want to find out where he was,’” Mittman said.”
This is what fuels a lot of these reckless police chases that end in death. All this surveillance and invasion of privacy yet none of it reduces crime or has helped solve any of the 70%!o(MISSING)f unsolved murders. Know who we have to thank for this? Antonio French https://www.aclu-mo.org/en/node/605
Surveillance and Secrets: Are St. Louis Police Following Their Own Rules?
In a dimly lit room that resembles a college lecture hall, some five St. Louis police officers stare at a wall of screens. They watch through cameras