Va court to rehear police GPS case - wtvr

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The full Virginia Court of Appeals will reconsider a three-judge panel's decision allowing police to use GPS technology to track the movements of suspects without obtaining a warrant.
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Sergeant1989

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Sep 29, 2010
 

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The original ruling allowing this police action could open up a can a worms better left closed. Have we as a nation digressed to the point that we have become a police state. You follow anybody around long enough, you will catch them doing something wrong even respectable members of society.
anastasia

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Sep 29, 2010
 
when do we worry about the victims and the high risk job of law officers. they did what had to be done. lets be honest if they had not done so and a person had been injured or killed by this man, the public would acuse them of not doing enough to safe the person. They obviously had to act fast and it can take a great deal of time to get a warrant in many cases. This man is a convicted sex offender so why should he have all the rights of a good citizen, he should'nt. He made the choice for himself when he dicided to harm another human being. We need to protect the public an that is what they did.
Gary

East Lansing, MI

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Sep 30, 2010
 
The court should not throw this case out as the officers were not tracking the individual, they were tracking a vehicle. If the subject never came back to the vehicle the device was just on the vehicle. The vehicle has no rights in this case nor does ownership of a vehicle.
Byme

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Dec 14, 2010
 
Sergeant1989 wrote:
The original ruling allowing this police action could open up a can a worms better left closed. Have we as a nation digressed to the point that we have become a police state. You follow anybody around long enough, you will catch them doing something wrong even respectable members of society.
You are so right. Go Julian assange!

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Dec 15, 2010
 
anastasia wrote:
when do we worry about the victims and the high risk job of law officers. they did what had to be done. lets be honest if they had not done so and a person had been injured or killed by this man, the public would acuse them of not doing enough to safe the person. They obviously had to act fast and it can take a great deal of time to get a warrant in many cases. This man is a convicted sex offender so why should he have all the rights of a good citizen, he should'nt. He made the choice for himself when he dicided to harm another human being. We need to protect the public an that is what they did.
I'll bet you sing a different tune when someone brings up Michael VIck... Something like "he did his time, leave hims alone"...

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