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If They See Something, They Do Something — To You

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the operation and installation of biometric cameras at New York City bridge and tunnel entrances for the purpose of scanning the faces of people driving in and out of New York City and entering them into a biometric data base. In addition, they are scanning license plates to check for outstanding warrants They station police at the end of the bridge or tunnel to arrest anyone whose plate comes up as a match. You might think that if you have nothing bad in your past you have nothing to worry about, but history suggests you are wrong.