NJ Lawmaker Outraged Over ‘Big Brother’ Database [AUDIO]
Yesterday, we told you about how police departments in New Jersey and across the nation are compiling a huge “Big Brother” database of information about the movements of all licensed vehicles in America.
The story disturbed many people, including the Deputy Assembly Republican leader in the Garden State.
“When I heard the story on 101.5 I was absolutely horrified,” says Assemblywoman Amy Handlin. “There’s absolutely no justification for government to become one big collective snoop, and this is yet another example of how it’s happening.”
“I am immediately going to revise my (privacy) bill to say that it’s not only for video cameras but for any kind of recording device. If the police or if any public agency believes that they need to track us, case us, follow us, record our movements, then they’ve got to prove to a judge that there’s a reason why they should be allowed to do it.”
Handlin points out her reaction to this situation was shock and outrage, “because we all believe that in a democracy, we’re free to live our lives in peace and security, and our person privacy is part of that.”
“It’s hard for me to imagine how anyone could turn this into a partisan debate, because we’re all Americans. We all worry about our privacy and the privacy of our families.”