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License Plate Readers, and Citigroup Foreclosure Failures (E5)

We discuss news that Citigroup never bothered to mail checks to 23,000 Americans who were wrongfully foreclosed on, despite owing them a combined total of $22 million. We also talk about license plate readers, the NYPD, and a shadowy surveillance corporation called Vigilant Solutions, which has a massive spy database full of photos of license plates. Does the thought that the cops can get a text notification if a car with a certain license plate enters a given area creep you out? Then you need to listen to this segment.

We also give an update on the latest scandals of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Instagram), and tell Fox Business pundit Dagen McDowell to quit her job.

Further Reading

To read more about the failures of the Independent Foreclosure Review, and the regulator overseeing it, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, see Alexis’ article for The Nation, “Foreclosure Review Report Shows That the OCC Continues to Bury Wall Street’s Bodies,” this storify summarizing the MONSTROSITY that was the Office of the Comptroller for the Currency’s “Independent” Foreclosure Review settlement, or Alexis’ “What You Can Buy for Having Your House Stolen” Tumblr.

The Independent Foreclosure Review Settlement was a monstrosity

To read more about Kade’s nemesis, Vigilant Solutions, see PrivacySos.org.

For more on the latest scandals burying Rep. Aaron Schock, see this article by Luke Brinker at Salon. And for more on why Fox Business pundit Dagen McDowell should quit her job, read Alexis’s post on BecauseFinanceIsBoring.com.

And as a general reminder, please RATE US on iTunes, and help Kade with her dream of knocking NPR shows out of the top five News & Politics podcasts on iTunes.

Credit Where Due

 

The theme for this show is the song “Missing You” by Jahzzar, also know as Javier Suarez. You can find his work at betterwithmusic.com. Theme music for BITCH PLEASE is “Hachiko (The Faithful Dog)” a song by The Kyoto Connection. And the theme for QUIT YOUR JOB is “Fortitude” by J.O. Finally, you should know that the font for our logo is by the graphic designer Marisa Passos.