Something’s Brewing: #26

An Outsider's Sojourn II

And Motel 6 is Watching as well:

Motels Sharing “Daily Guest List with Police” and Aiding Warrant Checks on Every Guest

By Mac Slavo

The motel and hotel industry is not only spying on you, it is partnering with police.

This isn’t just routine cooperation when police request information for criminal investigations. Instead, it is apparently everyday data sharing on every guest.

It is a troubling private-public overlap where motel and hotel clerks are systematically sharing “do not rent” lists and helping police to run checks on guests daily for outstanding warrants.

Staying at Motel 6, and other chains pursuing similar policies, now includes a hidden guilty-until-proven innocent background check that puts ordinary travelers one step away from a call to police.

From the Providence Journal:

City police have arrested four people staying at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard as a result of the…

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