It's good to finally see the US Supreme Court slam the brakes on at least one area of the rapidly encroaching police state we live in here. Since 2001, American police and private security have been given ever more power to interfere with perfectly legitimate activities including photographing public buildings as well as use more force through devices like tasers.
I suspect that even though police will now have to get a warrant to track suspects via GPS, it probably won't inject much of a speed bump into most investigations. It's not often that I agree with the likes of Justice Samuel Alito, but I do believe that the court opinion should have also addressed cell phone tracking, but hopefully they will do that soon.
Supreme Court: GPS Tracking By Cops Without Warrant Illegal, Unconstitutional
Antoine Jones, a nightclub owner in Washington, D.C., was sentenced to life in prison on a drug conspiracy conviction. Prosecutors built their case around police GPS tracking of Jones’ Jeep, which was…
Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.