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Supreme Court rules warrantless GPS tracking by police is unconstitutional

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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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Supreme Court rules warrantless GPS tracking by police is unconstitutional


thehill.com

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that police officers cannot use GPS devices to track a suspect without obtaining a warrant.

"If you win this case, then there is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States," Justice Stephen Breyer said to the government's attorney during the argument. "So if you win, you suddenly produce what sounds like 1984."
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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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finally some good news!

this case involved a nightclubowner who was suspected of drug trafficing.
police then placed a GPS tracking system on the suspects care.

he was convicted on the data the GPS tracking device gathered.

the court then ruled this action breached his 4th amendment right.
so now they've got to get a warrant before doing tricky stuff like this.

finally some good news

thehill.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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wait

the SCOTUS actually did something good?
-dies-



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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damn...
I use a truck, along with 3 other people..I don't even want to consider where the truck has been, and certainly wouldn't want it linked to me.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Related thread:

High Court: Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking
www.abovetopsecret.com...
by Corruption Exposed
started on 1/23/2012 @ 10:55 AM



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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The next thing they need to quash is this:

NYPD and Pentagon to place mobile scanners on the streets on NYC
www.abovetopsecret.com...
by Hx3_1963
started on 1/18/2012 @ 04:23 PM


Originally posted by Hx3_1963
NYPD and Pentagon to place mobile scanners on the streets on NYC

New York City’s war on freedom could be adding a new weapon to its arsenal, especially if NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has his say. The head of the New York Police Department is working with the Pentagon to secure body scanners to be used throughout the Big Apple.

If Kelly gets his wish, the city will be receiving a whole slew of Terahertz Imagining Detection scanners, a high-tech radiation detector that measures the energy that is emitted from a persons’ body. As CBS News reports, “It measures the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away, and can detect anything blocking it, like a gun.”

What it can also do, however, is allow the NYPD to conduct illegal searches by means of scanning anyone walking the streets of New York. Any object on your person could be privy to the eyes of the detector, and any suspicious screens can prompt police officers to search someone on suspicion of having a gun, or anything else under their clothes. According to Commissioner Kelly, the scanners would only be used in “reasonably suspicious circumstances,” but what constitutes “suspicious” in the eyes of the NYPD could greatly differ from what the 8 million residents of the five boroughs have in mind.

The American Civil Liberties Union has already questioned the NYPD over what they say is an unnecessary precaution that raises more issues than it solves.

...Step by step...inch by inch...

When are we going to actually get mad enough to stop this?



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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thanks for the additional threads mate.

well deserved stars.

off to do some more reading.

i like threads from 'Corruption Exposed'



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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LOL whoops didn't read before I posted.

My bad.
edit on 23-1-2012 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Did you type something nasty
?

Glad i didn't read it yet



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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I cant see that law / action by New York as lasting. Some years back there was a case out of Washington State where law enforcement used thermal imaging in neighborhoods, looking for the grow lamps for marijuana. One of their cases made it to the Supreme Court where they ruled law enforcement cannot conduct a "search" in that manner.

Granted we dont have an expectation of privacy in public, contact with law enforcement is either voluntary or not. Using sensors to detect weapons and having police then confront the person to me is putting the cart in front of the horse.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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LOL no nothing nasty, I was only explaining that this news had already posted this but realized someone already mentioned the other thread.

Which can be located here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

(insert nasty words here!)

jk

edit on 23-1-2012 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by kn0wh0w
 


Related thread:

High Court: Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking
www.abovetopsecret.com...
by Corruption Exposed
started on 1/23/2012 @ 10:55 AM


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