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New NSA Warrantless Tactics Reveal Little Room For Presumption of Innocence

New NSA Warrantless Tactics Reveal Little Room For Presumption of Innocence

GREGORY FERENSTEINposted 4 hours ago

The Guardian released new details about the National Security Agency’s spying practices, which reveals how analysts can store vast sums of data without a warrant. Specifically, if the NSA “inadvertently” stumbles upon anything related to a potential crime, it can store the data for later investigations.

Quite reasonably, the Supreme Court has declared that law enforcement can charge citizens with a crime if it’s being conducted in “plain sight“–e.g. if cops see pot sitting in the passenger seat of a car during a traffic stop. That is, the presumption of innocence doesn’t apply to if police inadvertent witness a crime. Unfortunately, the scope of the presumption of innocence gets tinier as the government’s eyes get bigger.

Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/21/new-nsa-warrantless-tactics...

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