Monday, May 11, 2009

Just a Little Less Freedom

The District 4 Court of Appeals said it was "more than a little troubled" that it is apparently legal for Wisconsin police to attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants.
As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights -- even if the drivers aren't suspects.

Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure, Judge Paul Lundsten wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel based in Madison.

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