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Police Can Put A GPS Device On Your Car Without Your Consent

submitted on September 9, 2010 by DebsFreebies in "Member's Lounge"
Is your vehicle private property? The answer seems obvious: of course it is. But depending on where you parked it, you might give up some rights in actually keeping it "private." Police can place a tracking device on your car without a warrant, according to recent judgment in California.

Earlier this year, an Oregonian named Juan Pineda-Moreno was convicted of growing marijuana after police tracked his car to a suspected growing site. Pineda-Moreno appealed, citing the fact that on two occasions DEA agents placed tracking devices on his car while it was in his driveway -- which he considered private, not public, property -- and therefore breached his Fourth Amendment rights.

http://autos.aol.com/article/p.....r-via-gps/
 

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    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on September 9, 2010
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    Park your car in a locked garage if you want to keep it private.
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on September 9, 2010
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    They put the GPS on a drug traffickers car... come on, they aren't looking to track your everyday citizen - for no apparent cause or reason. I understand our rights and I think this judgment will eventually be overturned, hopefully by law abiding citizens rather than someone up on drug charges. What should get people in an uproar is the fact that people who break the law are the ones fighting for our/their rights(said with a big emphasis on cynicism) -- because they protect their butt and can possibly keep them from facing the consequences for their actions. Ok, I'm done this isn't the right place for such a discussion.
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    dsb1956
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    Posted by dsb1956 on September 9, 2010
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    makes you wonder
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    emma123
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    Posted by emma123 on September 10, 2010
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    We should know so that we can use the GPS Mr Green
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 10, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Go poolice!

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