You know that if CA has this rolled out for so long then its likely being abused even more in small towns all across the nation, not to mention capitals and bigger cities. If not already using facial recognition to do the same thing then it’s coming soon.
California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers
“The auditor raised a long list of concerns, including fundamental problems with police ALPR policies, failure to conduct audits, and the risk of ALPR data being abused to surveil political rallies or target immigrant populations. In addition to Los Angeles, the auditor investigated the Fresno Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The auditor indicated that the problems are likely prevalent across 230 California law enforcement agencies using ALPRs.”