The Confederate flag is seen by some as a symbol of Southern pride without reference to race, and is seen by others as a symbol of racism. In fact, it is both. If we are serious about equality, however, no state should be permitted to display that flag.
Denise Green, a 47-year-old African-American woman with no criminal record, was driving her Lexus on Mission Street in San Francisco at 11:15 p.m. one night, when she passed a police "camera car" with an automatic license-plate reader.
Tens of thousands of these devices are now installed across the country, with many more on the way. Unlike red-light cameras, these readers capture and store images of every vehicle that crosses their field of vision.