Police Can Install Hidden Cameras on Private Property Without a Warrant, Judge “Rules”
By Bob Tuskin
Novemeber 2, 2012
Big brother is back at it. Some guy in a funny robe thinks its cool if the police have cameras spying on you without a warrant.
U.S. District Judge William Griesbach decided it was kosher to setup cameras in an open field of ganja. Mind you this was all PRIVATE property.
But no, the war on drugs is justifying yet another violation of our most basic rights.
The judge “ruled” the police were in the clear to set up several “covert digital surveillance cameras” in that field without judicial approval or the property owner’s permission, CNET reported.
A strange interpretation of the Fourth amendment is how this judge justified his blatant violation.
He said, the Fourth Amendment only extends to a “home and land directly outside of it,” according to tech blog Ars Technica.
Real estate Aol continues with this to say;
The property where the cameras were installed is a wooded area distant from homes, with a locked gate and a “no trespassing” sign, which indicated an expectation of privacy, the suspects argued. Griesbach disagreed, saying in his ruling: