April 26, 2014 7:18 PM

Are license plate readers protecting the public or prying?

They were crucial in helping nab Kansas City’s alleged “highway shooter.” But what you may not realize — and what civil libertarians, privacy advocates and law enforcement officials are trying to reconcile — is that there is also a good chance that police in Kansas City, Lenexa, Overland Park, Blue Springs and at least nine other area law enforcement agencies have captured your plates too.

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