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License Plate Readers

Most police agencies are using license plate scanners, but that's not what has the ACLU worried. A new report finds that some departments, like the Grapevine Police Department, have accumulated millions of scans and have been storing that data for years.

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Dallas Police plan to have automatic license plate readers on the streets in a couple of months.  The newest technology would cast a wide net in search of criminals and that concerns civil liberties groups.