Fri, 24 May 2019

Articles Posted in the " ALPRs " Category


  • ICYMI #18: Tony Webster – Freedom of Information & Land of 10,000 Cameras

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    Sam interviews public records researcher Tony Webster. Webster has begun receiving documents from a lawsuit against Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. These emails, documents, and other revelations paint a disturbing picture of government secrecy and the creation of a digital panopticon here in Minnesota. NSP has been furthering the investigation and will be publishing our results very soon.

    Real-time facial recognition camera networks, crowd iris scan, behavioral recognition enhanced by artificial intelligence, and other Orwellian advancements will all be upon us soon.

    This lawsuit will be remembered as


  • ICYMI #17: Mike Katz-Lacabe – The Center for Human Rights & Privacy

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    Sam interviews Mike Katz-Lacabe who has been requesting documentation from law enforcement agencies across the United States to determine which possess surveillance gear. Mike and his wife established The Center for Human Rights and Privacy, the website of which includes a regularly updated blog covering their work.

    These significant contributions made towards transparency and public awareness of government surveillance – specifically cell-site simulators and license plate readers – has informed journalists and activists around the nation. The documents provided by Mike’s efforts have lead to numerous


  • Dawn of the Police Drones at Hand in Minnesota – Major Questions Unanswered

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    The day has come in which the skies over Hennepin County will start becoming witness to law enforcement unmanned aerial systems (UASs / Drones). The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has acquired a small quadcopter and has already deployed it despite a lack of state law regulating such operations. North Star Post, being both local and devoted to civil liberties, has completed an analysis of the legislation which would impact the use of this (and future drones) and probed the drone policy set forth by HCSO.

    If we can take any cues from his Federal