Letter: License plate cameras a step too far

From: William Garard


The Republic newspaper reported on 6/16/21 the following: License plate cameras are being tested locally primarily to alert local law to stolen vehicles, missing persons or abducted children.

Sure sounds benign, but is it? Or is it about it really being a tracking system to track everyone that enters and exits a county and state; recording where everyone traveled to and from while noting how much time they spent in each area.

It is also reported that this system is already in place in other areas of Indiana. How many other states already have this in use?

Even though this is reported as a system to help catch criminals and save people I see it as more of a way to control the general population via constant tracking of their movements.

This is just one more government action to intrude into citizens’ lives and add another way to gain control over them.