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Ever slam on the brakes and avoid -- ticket at one of those red light camera stops you know when it's almost too late you see it.
There's one state looking to do more than just fine you for running a light and what they want to use the video for.
Is causing controversy dance for -- on this live in Seattle what's up and good morning.
Well -- had good morning bill in many states these.
States only agreed to have red light cameras installed if they would be used for traffic enforcement only.
That was to appease privacy groups that warned about Big Brother putting up cameras everywhere well.
The -- -- and -- that are helping local governments collect millions of dollars.
There are over 200 now in Washington State plus many speed and told cameras.
But -- -- was -- the state house that would allow police to ask a judge for a search warrant.
To look at the traffic cam video in criminal cases the American Civil Liberties Union calls it mission -- When the red light cameras were first put -- it was with a very clear understanding to the public that this would just be for traffic enforcement.
There was a lot of concern that we not start building the infrastructure.
Of a surveillance society that.
And 25 states have red light cameras five of them -- like Washington which currently restricts -- use to.
-- traffic enforcement only got what about the states that allow police access -- there.
Well they have help solve some crimes and that there was a cattle -- buses -- floor enough car thief in Colorado and hit and run killer caught on tape and Arizona.
In each case the tape made the difference.
Seattle cops believe they could have sold -- drive by murder a year ago in downtown Seattle they had access to a red light camera video.
All they have is poor quality surveillance footage -- no license plate.
Prosecutors say there is no privacy issue because what you do in public.
Is not private still CL -- -- the -- back to drones because of privacy concerns so what -- an issue.
Over privacy and whether or not that big guy and this guy should be watching it all time will -- the technology to again thank you Dan Springer -- the case it's.
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