1. Ellen

    Unfortunately this crime will never get investigated because MO has a Democrat Attorney General who will either ignore or excuse the crime. Missouri citizens should be outraged by this invasion of privacy.

  2. I don’t spend a lot of time at the capitol, but I was taken aback at how upset–and singularly focused–the Republican Senators were yesterday. I went to Jefferson City to support bills to slow or stop Common Core and Obamacare, but no one wanted to talk about anything but DOR and Homeland Security.

    Dig into the information on Missouri Family Network’s site. They’ve done a fantastic job of research on this. [ link: http://missourifamilynetwork.net/2013/03/ccw-dor-update-mfn-elert-dept-of-rev-violating-law/ ]

  3. tj

    I am somewhat confused about the current outrage. Shouldn’t the DOR verify, to the greatest extent possible, that an applicant for renewal of any state issued ID be who they maintain to be, live where they claim to live and so on. As to digitizing a photo ID what is wrong with that this? Taken together such policies dramatically reduce known issues such as the use of fraudulent ID’s used for everything from identity theft by economic thieves, minor’s access to liquor which increases the amount of vehicle deaths due to underage drinking, fraudulent voting, and fraud within social welfare programs. These are known issues and negatives while the concerns expressed here are concerns, not actual issues that victimize us in the same manner that the above examples are KNOWN to threaten us. However, I am against the collection of other data by the State before they issue a license.

    1. If you’re buying beer at Schnuck’s, you expect the cashier to card you, right? That’s because the cashier is required to verify that your are 21 or older.

      Wouldn’t you think it creepy if the cashier took your picture and photocopied your driver’s license?

      When you ask him why he took your picture and copied your DL, what if he told you, “I’m going to forward this information to the federal government. I don’t know why they want to know that you bought beer today, but they do.”

      There’s no difference here. A fee collection office is just a supermarket for licenses and permits. The DOR’s verification duties are set by Missouri law. So are its limits.

      Missouri law prohibits DOR from recording, by any means, personal identifying information. Missouri law also prohibits Missouri DOR from sharing that information.

      The DOR fee office employees are under orders from the state to violate the law. Fee office workers were the first contact Missouri Family Network because they knew that they were breaking the law by using the new equipment and process.

  4. jc

    We are no longer a nation of laws. Thanks to our Chief Executioner and his (Should be disbarred) Attorney General, Americans can be executed without trial IN THE STATES, people may be (or not be) prosecuted becase of their race and identification may be diverted for profiling for 2nd Amendment rights assertion, but not for voting identification! This is the man Americans re-elected for 4 more years, while 4 million stayed home. We cannot continue down this path of erosion to our TRUE GOD GIVEN and Constitutional rights. Our MO AG is another example of a turncoat (former republican) trading integrity for electoral mobility, who has no true sense of ethics, only a sense of electibility. Watch out in 3 1/2 years that he doesn’t go for govenor, as did our last AG.

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