Is this a violation of the 4th ammendment? (in Debates)


Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 31 2010 7:29 PM EDT

http://autos.aol.com/article/police-can-track-car-via-gps/


I believe it is, and if it's not what's stopping me from placing a gps tracking device on the police cars?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 31 2010 7:41 PM EDT

fourthawhat?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 31 2010 7:44 PM EDT

Either they had probable cause and it wasn't a violation, or they didn't and it was. Simple as that. The way the court tried to argue it made the judge seem stupid.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] August 31 2010 9:15 PM EDT

I believe it has been ruled that they need a warrant to do that.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 31 2010 10:41 PM EDT

I would think they would need a warrant, but that they wouldn't have to inform you that it was there.

Lochnivar August 31 2010 10:50 PM EDT

Do they need a warrant to assign a detachment of vehicles to follow you all day to see where you go?

This functionally the same thing as tailing a suspect... only much more appealing to lazy police officers, and a more efficient use of resources.

Cube August 31 2010 11:18 PM EDT

>This functionally the same thing as tailing a suspect... only much more appealing to lazy police officers, and a more efficient use of resources.

It's not entirely the same thing. There are private roads. Also, when my car is in my garage it's on my property, not something you can see from the street. This may seem nitpicky, but having your car tracked basically means they know exactly where you are at all moments of the day even when you aren't in public.

Lochnivar August 31 2010 11:34 PM EDT

Incidentally, do you have an expectation of privacy on property belonging to someone else?

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 11:35 PM EDT

There are levels of surveillance. This is more akin to phone tapping than it is to placing a tail.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] September 1 2010 12:19 AM EDT

Articles miss so much of what we need to know.
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