Ask a Photo Radar Apologist!
Josh Weiss is the official spokesdrone for American Traffic Solutions, as seen in this KPHO video from earlier this year telling us how automatic license plate recognition is such a wonderful thing for “catching criminals.” For example: in Arlington, VA the technology has been used to seize the license plates of violent offenders library patrons who owe too much in overdue book fines. The state treasurer explains:
“I rub my hands together in great glee and anticipation… I think it’s beautiful, it gives us a whole new dimension to collection.”
In Weiss’ world, privacy is irrelevant compared to the needs of corpgov surveillance. While instantaneous cross-checking of a vehicle’s registered owner information against local, state, and federal databases smacks of a bona-fide surveillance state, those in the industry tell us that “if you’re not doing anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.”
While Josh’s home address was fairly easy to find, we’re not going to publish it here. Instead, we’ll just give you his phone number at ATS (480-596-4613) as well as a link to what appears to be his Facebook page.
Be sure to say hi to his some of his random friends: Alexandra Hirschkind, Gail Krasnow Nochomovitz, Hal DeKeyser, Jessica Eisenberg Weiss, David Berkovits, Abby Ottenhoff, Teresa Fuller, and David Wolfe.
After all: if he’s “not doing anything wrong,” he won’t mind a link to the information he voluntarily published online.