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Pulled over in Kansas? Get ready to show your license, registration and fingerprints
Kansas City Star ^ | 3/22/06 | BENITA Y. WILLIAMS

Posted on 03/22/2006 11:08:37 AM PST by Rebelbase

If you are stopped by police in Kansas, don’t be surprised if the officer pulls out a little black box and takes your fingerprints.

The gadget allows officers to identify people by fingerprints without hauling them to the police station.

Over the next year the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will test 60 of the devices with law enforcement agencies around the state. State officials said similar tests are being planned for New York, Milwaukee and Hawaii.

“This is definitely new,” said Gary Page, Overland Park Police Department crime lab. “It’s been talked about, but as far as I know they are not in use anywhere in the metro.”

The tests in Kansas are part of a bigger $3.6 million upgrade to the KBI’s statewide fingerprint database, unveiled Tuesday by the KBI and Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline.

■ The system:

Called the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System, it is a statewide database of more than 10 million fingerprints taken from people arrested in Kansas. The Missouri Highway Patrol maintains a similar database. Both systems link to the FBI fingerprint database.

■ How it works:

In Kansas, 54 law enforcement agencies have traded the ink-and-paper fingerprinting method for biometric imaging, which electronically scans a digital image of the print. Sixty Missouri agencies use biometric scanning. Police also can scan the fingers of corpses and people they arrest to match them against prints in the system. Results are obtained in seconds instead of hours. The inked cards still used by some smaller departments are also scanned into the statewide systems.

■ Why upgrade?

Kansas could no longer locate replacement parts or anyone to service the old system, which was launched in 1990 and upgraded in 1998. The first phase was funded with a $752,000 homeland security grant. The KBI is applying for similar grants to pay the balance. All upgrades should be completed by January 2007.

■ The portable devices:

Police place a person’s two index fingers on a screen. Wireless technology sends the image to the database for comparison. Prints scanned in the field will not be stored.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4a; 4thamendment; bigbrother; brownshirts; donutwatch; fingerprints; fourthamendment; guilty; leoabuse; papersplease; police; policestate; tillproveninnocent
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This should fill the gap until the chip implants are mandatory.
1 posted on 03/22/2006 11:08:41 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

It's like the 1930's in Nazi Germany.

"PAPERS"


2 posted on 03/22/2006 11:11:39 AM PST by Orlando (Do away with 42/666 ( The Bradley Amendment is a father killer))
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To: Rebelbase
Like I even needed another reason not to go to Kansas.
(Sorry, Kansas FReepers)
3 posted on 03/22/2006 11:15:32 AM PST by Pablo64 ("Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion.")
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To: Rebelbase
Prints scanned in the field will not be stored.

Anyone believing this should check themselves into protective custody, before they seriously injure themselves.

4 posted on 03/22/2006 11:15:42 AM PST by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: Rebelbase
The first phase was funded with a $752,000 homeland security grant

And on another thread NYC is getting 500 cameras with millions in grant funds. Add this up around the country and it is a good chunk of change.

5 posted on 03/22/2006 11:17:55 AM PST by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: Rebelbase

Calm down everybody. This only happens to you if you respond to the officer in English.


6 posted on 03/22/2006 11:18:44 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Rebelbase
Wonder if Fred Phelps will protest?

Nahh

7 posted on 03/22/2006 11:18:55 AM PST by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: DoughtyOne

Notice it says the prints taken in the field will not be stored. Yet, the prints are wired in and are stored on a database.

I guess in newspeak, a database is not a storage medium.


8 posted on 03/22/2006 11:19:47 AM PST by hattend (Democrats have no grassroots coalition, they have nutroots (thanks PJ-Comix))
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To: Rebelbase
it is a statewide database of more than 10 million fingerprints taken from people arrested in Kansas.

Not bad for a state boasting a total population of about 2.2 million.

9 posted on 03/22/2006 11:20:07 AM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Exactly. If you have a valid license, this seems an unnecessary intrusion. If it weeds out Illegals, I'm all for it. I'm quite sure it will not be used for anything that productive though.


10 posted on 03/22/2006 11:20:14 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Rebelbase
Prints scanned in the field will not be stored.

I call bullshit on that one.

11 posted on 03/22/2006 11:20:41 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Rebelbase
Called the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System, it is a statewide database of more than 10 million fingerprints taken from people arrested in Kansas.

And if you aren't in the database already, you will be...

Texas has already made it a requirement of DL renewal to submit fingerprints.

The Keystone Kops still can't catch the crack dealers up the street.

12 posted on 03/22/2006 11:22:43 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: DoughtyOne

Ear lobe implants, anyone ?


13 posted on 03/22/2006 11:22:45 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: beltfed308

It seems like a lot more money and effort is put into identifying and successfully prosecuting routine traffic violations then crimes involving identity theft and credit card fraud.


14 posted on 03/22/2006 11:23:14 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Rebelbase

"Prints scanned in the field will not be stored."

Yeah, right.


15 posted on 03/22/2006 11:24:17 AM PST by Tucson_AZ
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To: Rebelbase
The first phase was funded with a $752,000 homeland security absurdity grant (also known as the taxpayers' money)
16 posted on 03/22/2006 11:25:38 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Easier to get scofflaws to pay their taxes, er fines, than to prosecute criminals.


17 posted on 03/22/2006 11:25:53 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
It seems like a lot more money and effort is put into identifying and successfully prosecuting routine traffic violations then crimes involving identity theft and credit card fraud.

Revenue is the driving force on all these schemes as well as cataloging citizens.

18 posted on 03/22/2006 11:28:23 AM PST by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: Orlando
It's like the 1930's in Nazi Germany. "PAPERS"

"Your papers are ... not in order..."
19 posted on 03/22/2006 11:28:34 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: Rebelbase

I saw this while on a tour of a Melbourne defense contractor about 3 years ago. They were saying that it would be in police cars all across the country eventually. Guess they were right.


20 posted on 03/22/2006 11:29:32 AM PST by Kaylee Frye
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