Richmond, VA police to install license plate readers near minority neighborhoods; critics say it’s invasive

Richmond police plan to install cameras that capture every license plate that passes in neighborhoods where mostly Black and brown populations live or frequent. Police say the license plate readers are a crime-fighting tool that will enable them to find stolen cars, wanted individuals or suspects fleeing from crimes that occurred in the area, assuming they are in a vehicle with a tag. But critics call them invasive and another method of surveilling neighborhoods that are already over-policed…