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Court OKs Warrantless Use of Hidden Surveillance Cameras

In latest case to test how technological developments alter Americans' privacy, federal court sides with Justice Department on police use of concealed surveillance cameras on private property.

CNET News: Police are allowed in some circumstances to install hidden surveillance cameras on private property without obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said yesterday.

CNET has learned that U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled that it was reasonable for Drug Enforcement Administration agents to enter rural property without permission -- and without a warrant -- to install multiple "covert digital surveillance cameras" in hopes of uncovering evidence that 30 to 40 marijuana plants were being grown.

This is the latest case to highlight how advances in technology are causing the legal system to rethink how Americans' privacy rights are protected by law. In January, the Supreme Court rejected warrantless GPS tracking after previously rejecting warrantless thermal imaging, but it has not yet ruled on warrantless cell phone tracking or warrantless use of surveillance cameras placed on private property without permission.

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Of course they did!

The state protects and grows the state against the people.

I don't think so regardless

I don't think so regardless of some ruling from a federal judge who should be disbarred. LoL

how much do spy camera detectors cost?

how much do spy camera detectors cost?


150 years of freedom

Google Glass

Sousveillance is probably the only answer to the problem of nationwide government surveillance. Once the majority of citizens begins video recording daily activities through new technologies like Google Glass, it's going to be that much harder for rogue police and dirty politicians to hide from public view and not be held accountable for their actions.

I, for one, can't wait for the day when this technology becomes affordable to the average everyday person.

Google's Sergey Brin Previews New 'Google Glass'

you trust google?

you trust google?

I don't entirely trust Google . . .

. . . but I definitely trust Steve Mann.

". . . a new kind of opposition is emerging. This opposition comes not from peers, but from authorities and shops. The very authorities that are installing surveillance cameras on buildings and light posts are afraid of cameras being installed on people." -- Steve Mann

Everyone here at DailyPaul should read the following amazing article about Google Glass written by Steve Mann and just published today.



Gives new meaning to private property. So private property now means you own it if the IRS or some other extorted theives under the guise of tax want it they can take it. Now the Mercinary police can trespass put in spy camera and its all good, according to some shill, so called judge.

No still my final answer.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkP3HC7wdKg i am sad that this had to be rule that way but also pissed because more people should know.

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

And One

Above the desk of every tax payer funded Federal employee. F* Them. We OWN THEM!

So I guess with that sort of

So I guess with that sort of logic they will be installing covert cameras in massage parlors just in case there is any illegal hanky panky.

Then they will move onto your bedroom and your bathroom, just in case.

I wonder how this judge

feels about people recorded his trials and then posting the videos online? you know the right to a public trial and all that.

if i ever build a house

in every external wall there will be a membrane of lead

just as a present for their little vehicle that x-rays houses

why not use lead paint

And eat the chipped pieces

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Get your city, county and state

to out law all the above. Get them to reinstate the 5th amendment with no exceptions.


one in every corner of every office occupied by a tax feeder.
one in every room of every house occupied by a tax feeder.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

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now they can't cite the patriot act as their defense
for not recording them

Leave an indelible mark on all of those that you meet.
OH... have fun day :)

Hopefully someone in that area decides to take it upon

themselves to find out who the underwriter is for that judges BOND ....... Sounds like he might need to be lien'd up.

These criminals will not hear the pleas of the people, but I'll bet you a hundred to one, they'll hear nice and clear the day their bondsman calls and says "Ummmm, someone just put a lien on your bond for making a ruling repugnant to your Constitutional Oath of Office".

Yeah, I bet he'll be all ears then.

That's why drugs need to be

That's why drugs need to be DEcriminalized, not legalized. Because legalization is condition of legality, condition of law, meaning that drug growing/manufacturing, selling and using is in that environment, the law. So, the government will be permitting who can grow, sell and use. If you don't get its permission, tough tootsies for you.

DPers, many of you are overdue on comprehending the difference between legalization and decriminalization. While decriminalizing drugs, respect for private property must be upheld in at least the court room. If the courts don't protect private property -- mind you, property of such that's No. 1 is you, your body -- then society, I think, will get out of control.

For the legalization proponent, the starting point is this: definitions. Please, go read and THINK about their definitions. Helpful to do the following exercise where law is concerned: Ask yourself, Where is the individual in relation to the government: Is he initiator, is he re-actor and what can, therefore can't, he do because of the government's involvement?

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Yay Technocracy!

Yay Technocracy!

Southern Agrarian

These laws are clearly Null and Void

.. and in blatant violation of a simple, clear Constitutional declaration of those rights that they *all* take an oath to.

It's bullshit. And it's tyranny. Along with 90% of everything else that they do now.

Fascism is alive and well, and apparently living in the USA.

Thanks for posting about this travesty of justice. One of the main problems with our justice system is the fact we allow lawyers to become judges.



Good grief!

This is sick.

"The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests." - Charlie Reese

WHEN are you going to STAND UP?