Texas Police Are Now Acting Debt Collectors for Vigilant Solutions


This is CRAZY!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published an in-depth article that I can hardly believe. Apparently “No Cost” License Plate Readers Are Turning Texas Police into Mobile Debt Collectors and Data Miners for unpaid municipal fines. If that weren’t bad enough: getting pulled over due to an outstanding municipal fine results in a bit of a Faustian bargain — pay the fine, now with a 25% “fee” attached or be arrested. Oh, and according to the EFF article, that extra 25% “fee” goes entirely to Vigilant Solutions, the license plate reader vendor.

@EFF tweeted about it here:

@VigilantSol have you no decency?

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