Is this a violation of the 4th ammendment? (in Debates)
I believe it is, and if it's not what's stopping me from placing a gps tracking device on the police cars?
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.
I believe it has been ruled that they need a warrant to do that.
I would think they would need a warrant, but that they wouldn't have to inform you that it was there.
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.
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.
August 31 2010 11:34 PM EDT
Incidentally, do you have an expectation of privacy on property belonging to someone else?
There are levels of surveillance. This is more akin to phone tapping than it is to placing a tail.
Articles miss so much of what we need to know.
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