Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 6, 2016) – An important Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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End the Status Quo on Asset Forfeiture

The following is a letter from California resident and activist Brian Gonzalez to his Assembly representative on SB443. This bill takes on Asset Forfeiture in the state, and would close a huge federal loophole that allows local police in California circumvent state-level asset forfeiture restrictions by “passing off” cases to federal agents and still getting up to 80% of the proceeds. (learn more here)

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Even Washington D.C. is working to Nullify Washington D.C. on Marijuana Prohibition

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2016) – Even Washington D.C. is getting in on nullifying Washington D.C.’s marijuana prohibition. A bill that would expand access to medicinal cannabis in the U.S. capital passed out of an important Washington D.C. City Council committee last month. The bill would further open up the marijuana market in Washington D.C. and solidify the foundation to nullify federal prohibition.

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