Court To Rule If Police Can Use GPS To Track You Without Warrant, Freedom & Liberty Hang In The Balance
In one of the worst cases of government abuse of power, a court ruled that law enforcement had the right to sneak onto your property and place a GPS tracking device on your car without a warrant. The court ruled that you had no expectation of privacy in your driveway. Therefore, no warrant was needed to install the device. Illegal trespassing wasn’t addressed.
For me, privacy was less a concern than government agents illegally entering your property without a warrant.
Another court got it right.
Shortly thereafter, we had Indiana tell us you had no right to resist law enforcement illegally entering your property.
It makes me wonder something … If you see the police illegally entering your driveway, and putting a GPS device on your car, but you have no right to stop them, can you just take the device off your car? Or would you be charged with destruction of government property, and perhaps impeding an investigation?
The Supreme Court is now going to decide the issue. Hanging in the balance is freedom, liberty, civil, and constitutional rights. As well as one more step towards a full-fledged police state.
Since it’s the Obama administration fighting for this, where’s all the Bush-era protesters crying about the president taking away citizen’s rights?
- Obama Administration Fights GPS Tracking Ruling (maxredline.typepad.com)
- Indiana Supreme Court Decides that Police Don’t Need Warrants (roninsjourney.wordpress.com)
- Gov’t asks high court to take GPS tracking case (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- “Obama Asks Supreme Court to Validate Warrantless GPS Tracking” and related posts (talkleft.com)
- Feds Tell Supreme Court They Should Be Able To Stick A GPS Device On Your Car Without A Warrant (techdirt.com)
Posted on June 27, 2011, in Big Government, Constitution, Police Abuse and tagged Deleware, Global Positioning System, GPS, Indiana, Obama administration, Privacy, Supreme Court, Vehicle tracking system. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Court To Rule If Police Can Use GPS To Track You Without Warrant, Freedom & Liberty Hang In The Balance.