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Court Rebuffs Obama on Warrantless Cell-Site Tracking

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:14 AM
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Court Rebuffs Obama on Warrantless Cell-Site Tracking


www.wired.com

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected the Obama administration’s contention that the government is never required to get a court warrant to obtain cell-site information that mobile-phone carriers retain on their customers.

The administration said Americans should expect no privacy “in the totality of his or her movements in public places.”

The administration said Americans should expect no privacy “in the totality of his or her movements in public places.”

The administration sa
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:14 AM
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Obama, the constitutional lawyer wants to track your every move!

A small victory for man! Pshh... ya right
As if this will stop them from doing whatever it is they want

It really paints a clear picture when you know that this court ruling will not stop them doesn't it?

Can you even imagine how your neighbourhood will look like in 20 years?
Can you imagine the future, the lifestyle of your grandchildren?

Not a pretty picture at all!

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:28 AM
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this is great news. so was the warrentless email ruling.


but then again, with the patriot act, dont they just have to label you a terrorist to get around this?



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:29 AM
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something drastic will have to happen to make the future even something we can imagine. As it stands now, there will be lots of violence. There is nothing that can stop it that I can think of that will prevent it. The governments seem to have drawn their line in the sand, and that line is too far into The People's turf that it will not be tolerated.

I believe "WWIII" will be a world wide revolution, judging from what I have seen in my lifetime.

Look at what we have on ATS (a microcosm of the internet at large): people from all over the world (especially Europe, US, Australia, South/Central America, Canada) get together and convene. No skin color, no accents, just people. A homogeneity can only result, even if only in part. The fact that ideas can be shared amongst The People has created a certain expectation for what government should do, and as wide as that expectation is almost all governments grossly overstep that expectation way too much.

The recent "Infowar" is a good example of what might be the first "shots" of WWIII.

Lets just hope that our future is created by The People, and not government.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 08:43 AM
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Not defending the Justice department (or Obama), but something's being taken out of context by Wired magazine:


The Obama administration has urged a federal appeals court to allow the government, without a court warrant, to affix GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their every move.

The Justice Department is demanding a federal appeals court rehear a case in which it reversed the conviction and life sentence of a coc aine dealer whose vehicle was tracked via GPS for a month, without a court warrant. The authorities then obtained warrants to search and find drugs in the locations where defendant Antoine Jones had travelled.

The administration, in urging the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a three-judge panel’s August ruling from the same court, said Monday that Americans should expect no privacy while in public.

“The panel’s conclusion that Jones had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the public movements of his Jeep rested on the premise that an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the totality of his or her movements in public places, ” Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Smith wrote the court in a petition for rehearing.

The case is an important test of privacy rights as GPS devices have become a common tool in crime fighting, and can be affixed to moving vehicles by an officer shooting a dart. Three other circuit courts have already said the authorities do not need a warrant for GPS vehicle tracking, Smith pointed out.


They took this statement regarding a criminal case and merged it with an article about cell tower tracking.


The government said the appellate panel’s August decision is “vague and unworkable” and undermines a law enforcement practice used “with great frequency.”


Meaning this has been going on for some time and is going on right now - makes you feel all warm inside doesn't it?
edit on 16-12-2010 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:03 AM
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so if you find it, you get to keep it.

oh sure they will come ask for it back


but thats when you remind them that it is just part of the car, which you are the registered owner of.

when they insist that its their property, be sure to record them saying they put it there, then call your local police and report them.

504 - tampering with vehicle

its a crime.



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