Vehicle Surveillance Leads to Local Lawsuit


Your car is under surveillance.

As you drive throughout South Florida, your car’s license plate is being recorded.  Where you’re driving and when you’re driving is being recorded by the police.  A variety of local municipalities have setup automated license plate readers throughout South Florida.  Below is an example of an Automated License Plate Reader in Miami Springs.


License Plate Reader in Miami Springs
License Plate Reader located in Miami Springs, Florida.

Of course, the police say they use the license plate readers to identify stolen cars or suspects who may be wanted for another crime.  However, some residents aren’t too keen about the government knowing what your daily driving routine is like.  As a result, a local Coral Gables resident has filed suit against the city according to an article in The Miami Herald.  

According to the article, Raul Mas Canosa has filed suit claiming, “It’s a huge dragnet. There’s no distinction between criminals and criminal suspects and the innocent residents and visitors to Coral Gables.”

Below is a map of the Autmated License Plate Readers in Coral Gables:

What do you think?  Do you believe the Automated License Plate Readers violate the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution?  Do you believe recording your information is an unlawful search and seizure of your information?


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