Card reader, ERAD

*Let’s hope this dumb-ass crazy sh*t doesn’t catch on in not one more state. From where I sit, its already a recipe for disaster. Theft. And an open invitation for even more cops to go rogue. The current situation in Oklahoma is that for the past 16 months, police officers have been given a green light to use a card reader machine called ERAD (Electronic Recovery and Access to Data) to seize money from a driver’s bank account IF THEY EVEN SUSPECT YOU GOT THAT MONEY ILLEGALLY.

B-r-e-a-t-h-e.

Now exhale.

And listen to this part. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent said he “knows” folks are “just going to focus on the seizing money” part.

Duh.

WTF ELSE would we focus on, SIR!?

According to “the lieutenant,” there are other factors that justify this move, that we need to be aware of.

But first, here’s how its going to go down. If a trooper “suspects” your money is linked to some crime, the highway patrol can just swoop up on you and, in addition to asking for license and registration, they want your ATM, credit (EBT if its got money on it!) cards to seize the suspected dough.  

“We’re gonna look for different factors in the way that you’re acting,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent said.

OK. So now their psychologists?

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