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  •  They should be made to get a warrant (1+ / 0-)
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    ClevelandAttorney

    unless they catch the person in the act and are using the ping to track the specific individual - it's nothing more than electronic pursuit - a Cop doesn't nor shouldn't need a warrant to chase a mugger - if  an electric ID can be made to the criminal (if police are already in pursuit) would it be required to be any different than a foot chase?

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 08:46:13 AM PST

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    •  Other that theory, it's okay to put a tracking (2+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean, FarWestGirl

      device on someone's car - because it's no different than cops following the person.  But that has been deemed unconstitutional without a warrant.

      There is indeed a difference between chasing someone and tracking them with electronic devices.

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