Communion Of Dreams


“License, registration, insurance card, and fingerprint, please.”
December 24, 2007, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Constitution, General Musings, Government, NYT, Society

Ah, yes. Here’s another little footnote in the ongoing story of how your civil rights are slowly being eroded, as we move into the new and improved Police State of America:

Police Begin Fingerprinting on Traffic Stops

If you’re ticketed by Green Bay police, you’ll get more than a fine. You’ll get fingerprinted, too. It’s a new way police are cracking down on crime.

If you’re caught speeding or playing your music too loud, or other crimes for which you might receive a citation, Green Bay police officers will ask for your drivers license and your finger. You’ll be fingerprinted right there on the spot. The fingerprint appears right next to the amount of the fine.

Police say it’s meant to protect you — in case the person they’re citing isn’t who they claim to be.

Ah, yes, it’s “for our own good”. And don’t worry – the police department has issued an assurance that the fingerprints will not be entered into any kind of database.

No, of course they won’t. We can always trust our government to protect our civil rights, can’t we?

Merry Frickin’ Christmas.

Jim Downey

(Cross posted to UTI.)

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