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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."
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?
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by kn0wh0w
High Court: Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking
by Corruption Exposed
started on 1/23/2012 @ 10:55 AM