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Re: Florida Drivers Permits and a Hello




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Scott Brickner <[email protected]> writes:
>What possible value could the LEAs get by having your thumbprint digitally
>encoded on your driver's license?  It's not like the average cop-on-the-beat
>is qualified to lift a fingerprint and compare it.  Even if he was, how
>does it benefit that the fingerprint is on the license?

One benefit to law enforcement, quite apart from the ability to verify a
license, would be the accumulation of a database of thumbprints of all
citizens, or at least all those who drive.

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