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FOX 29 Investigates: License Plate Scanners & Privacy

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LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. -

Is this little device a ground-breaking tool to fight crime, or is it an over-the-top intrusion of your privacy?

Some in law enforcement call it one of the most revolutionary crime-fighting tools since DNA – a high-tech device that allows police to scan hundreds and hundreds of license plates at the flick of a switch.

But is the privacy of the innocent under attack? Take a look.

FOX 29 Investigates the license plate scanners that more local communities are using to catch the bad guys. Jeff Cole has the story in the video report above.

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