04/28/2014 12:44 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

Man Rousted At Gunpoint After License Plate Scanner Misreads Plate

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One of the downsides of all of the new gee-whiz identification technology law enforcement is adopting (usually with hefty federal subsidies) is that it never works quite as well as advertised.

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