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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Plainfield police license plate scanner a bummer?

Plainfield cops are getting a chuckle out of the story recently floated by Public Safety Director Martin Hellwig in the Courier (see here) on the license plate scanning technology the Police Division is trying out.

Seems the unit has been on the fritz since the Courier story on August 9. Bummer.

As my mom -- who had a jaundiced view of most technology -- would say, 'just one more thing to break'.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like Plainfield counting their chickens before they cross the road . . AGAIN!

Dan said...

@ 7:18 AM -- You gotta love that metaphor -- Counting chickens before they cross the road!!

Bob said...

I would like to know exactly how this technology will help the police stop crime or keep the citizens of Plainfield safe. If a criminal parks in a drive way or parking lot, then the technology is easy to get past. Before they spend a lot of money on this, then they better explain, convincingly, why they need this.

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Anonymous said...

Dan, The old putting of 'stick on' notices that this vehicle, seems to be abandoned by this administration, as it was not High Tech. Hope they bring it back, along with Mayberry chalk on the tires for extended parking.

Anonymous said...

yeah so it just goes along with everything else in the city that doesn"t work. But makes great photo ops!!!!!!!!!!!