The Haves, and The Rest of You

It is now acceptable in the western states for the government go track and monitor you with your consent, or a search warrant. Why, because judges said so, except for that crazy conservative judge who thinks the protect of privacy should not be a privilege of the rich.

When you cede your liberties to the government because you are not strong enough for the responsibility of freedom, the totalitarian state will dress you appropriately.

A Times article states:
It is a dangerous decision — one that, as the dissenting judges warned, could turn America into the sort of totalitarian state imagined by George Orwell. It is particularly offensive because the judges added insult to injury with some shocking class bias: the little personal privacy that still exists, the court suggested, should belong mainly to the rich. [Read The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves]

Read the judge's dissent:
Having previously decimated the protections the Fourth Amendment accords to the home itself, United States v. Lemus, 596 F.3d 512 (9th Cir. 2010) (Kozinski, C.J., dissenting from the denial of rehearing en banc); United States v. Black, 482 F.3d 1044 (9th Cir. 2007) (Kozinski, J., dissenting from the denial of rehearing en banc), our court now proceeds to dismantle the zone of privacy we enjoy in the home’s curtilage and in public. The needs of law enforcement, to which my colleagues seem inclined to refuse nothing, are quickly making personal privacy a distant memory. 1984 may have come a bit later than predicted, but it’s here at last.

The facts are disturbingly simple: Police snuck onto Pineda-Moreno’s property in the dead of night and attached a GPS tracking device to the underside of his car. The device continuously recorded the car’s location, allowing police to monitor all of Pineda-Moreno’s movements without the need for visual surveillance. The panel holds that none of this implicates the Fourth Amendment, even though the government concedes that the car was in the curtilage of Pineda-Moreno’s home at the time the police attached the tracking device.
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Another opinion of his worth a read is the aforementioned UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN HERMAN LEMUS

People do not seem to understand that those who have usurped the term liberal are nothing of the sort, though you must admit it sounds so much nicer than the truth.

Do you have a gate on the front of your property? No? Sorry, you only get partial Constitutional protection.

posted at 15:41:48 on 08/25/10 by clearpolitics - Category: Freedom - [Permalink]

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