Corruption and ‘ERAD’ Machines

Police officers in Oklahoma recently deployed sixteen Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) machines. These peculiar contraptions, capable of heisting funds from electronic transaction cards, were afforded to the state patrol in an effort to stifle crime. According to Senator Kyle Loveless, the actual use for these devices is to scan cards and freeze up or seize any funds relegated to them if officers suspect that a crime has been committed or that the money is in anyway crime-related.

Occasionally, there have been errors requiring the funds to be redistributed. Senator Loveless states that stuff has been taken from a single mom, medicine from a cancer patient, and that there have been various other instances of the innocent being wrongfully deprived of their property. With that in mind he believes that these devices should be rendered inactive as corruption is rampant even amongst positions of authority.


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