Secret GPS device on vehicle? Government overstepping its bounds?

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    Oil change reignites debate over GPS trackers - Yahoo! News

    The USA Patriot Act was one of the things that turned me against the Republican Party. It is things like the above story that have made me feel like we no longer live in a land governed by a government, "of the people, by the people and for the people".

    How do you all feel about this particular case? Does the fact that the student (I should identify him as "the victim") has an Arabic sounding name and is apparently Arabic make a difference to you?

    Immie
     
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    The arab name shouldn't make a difference.

    You can't do this kind of thing without a warrant. Period.
     
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    Why did they do it? dumb. If the guy owns a cell phone, and who doesn't, they have a GPS on him.
     
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    Not according to the article and evidently a court ruling that says that the government can do this. The court opinion was that the FBI could do this and it was not a violation of the right to privacy.

    I wonder how pissed the FBI agent would have been if the victim had thrown the device on the floor and stomped on it in front of him.

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    this case is actually good in the long run. now the ACLU has something to challenge it on and will once again protect our civil liberties from the hands of neocons who want to place us into a police state
     
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    You don't even know what it means.
     
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    Yeah, right, that is if the courts could be convinced to see the light. I'm somewhat skeptical on that outcome.

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    The FBI has been using trackers for a very long time...and long before the patriot act.
     
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    But, I did not say that tracking began because of the Patriot Act. I said, that the Patriot Act was one of the things that turned me against the Republicans. When tracking began has nothing to do with that. President Bush's deliberate attempts to shred the Constitution were what drove me out of the party. The Patriot Act was one of those attempts.

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    yes I do as we have gone over a number of times, but I am glad to see you have no rebuttal as usual
     

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