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Every police force in the UK is to be equipped with mobile fingerprint scanners - handheld devices that allow police to carry out identity checks on people in the street.
The new technology, which ultimately may be able to receive pictures of suspects, is likely to be in widespread use within 18 months. Tens of thousands of sets - as compact as BlackBerry smartphones - are expected to be distributed.
Originally posted by fmcanarney
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Instant seizure of a persons fingerprint is infringement on the person in an unreasonable manner. Without a warrant. Without probable cause. Without an oath or affirmation particularly describing the place to be searched, or the person or thing to be seized.
The only reason for seizeing your fingerprint is possible cause. That is not probable cause.