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Court allows agents to secretly put GPS trackers on cars

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posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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Court allows agents to secretly put GPS trackers on cars


www.cnn.com

Law enforcement officers may secretly place a GPS device on a person's car without seeking a warrant from a judge, according to a recent federal appeals court ruling in California.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Oregon in 2007 surreptitiously attached a GPS to the silver Jeep owned by Juan Pineda-Moreno, whom they suspected of growing marijuana, according to court papers.

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posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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Fantastic! Now it's just a matter of time before the system officially greenlights accessing the GPS in cell phones, onStar and any other Orwellian doodad that people have been fooled into carrying around with them.

I suppose one could see this as an alternative to a traditional stake out, but as with so many things like this, it's an incredibly slippery slope especially when you consider the fact that they are technically tampering with private property (the car) and in this particular case, tresspassing since they did not have a warrant to go onto the defendent's property to plant the device.

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[edit on 27-8-2010 by RobertAntonWeishaupt]



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
...but as with so many things like this, it's an incredibly slippery slope...
[edit on 27-8-2010 by RobertAntonWeishaupt]


You've got that right Robert.

I'm a UK national but have been trying to keep tabs on this sort of thing. I see heavy-handedness by the police, questionable acts carried out 'in the name of national security' and a general slide towards the US becoming a totalitarian state - unfortunately.

What the answer is, I don't know.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:15 AM
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Orwell 1984, here we come....


I read a couple of these articles this morning on this topic. It amazes me when I read the comments section and there are people that type 'It doesn't bother me, I have nothing to hide'. They just don't get it?!?!?!?



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:29 AM
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