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Tamara chases down the story about how your license plates are being tracked.  Apparently, New Jersey tracks your license plates wherever you go.  This tracking equipment is on top of traffic lights, in police cars, tow trucks and repo trucks. 

Tamara met up with Nate Malone in Jersey City to get a first-hand look at how this technology works. He's the VP of communication for one of the companies that makes this equipment and he says that an officer using this device can probably track anywhere from 50 to 100 license plates in one shift and the technology has the capability to scan 900 plates per minute.  Once a license plate is scanned police then run those plates through the database of wanted individuals, terror suspects, known crime gangs and associates, people with outstanding parking tickets and even those who didn't pay their taxes.

Tamara also spoke to Kade Crockford the Director of "Technology for Liberty" who says that law enforcement officials are taking advantage of this technology and keeping records of innocent people as well. In fact, the Attorney General issued regulations ordering law enforcement to retain this data for 5 years.

Back in the studio the Chasers debate whether or not this technology is being used properly or if it's just another case of Big Brother.

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