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Brookline Police Want Fingerprints From Ice Cream Truck Drivers

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BROOKLINE (CBS) – Brookline police call it a way to keep kids safe, but business owners call it an invasion of privacy.

Police want to expand fingerprinting. They want ice cream truck drivers, taxi drivers and managers of stores with a liquor license to provide prints.

Brookline already requires background checks on anyone running a business in the town.

Police said the fingerprints would allow them to conduct background checks against nationwide records, and not just records in Massachusetts.

The proposal will be debated at a town meeting in November.

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