I already have trust issues so when I see things like this it forces me to have less faith in the police system.
I, personally, believe in the smooth criminal. You ever watched an action movie and didn't want the 'bad guy' to get caught?
That's because he was so good at being bad! And secretly putting a GPS tracker on someones car is CHEATING!
But action movies is a lot different from real life and over on this side, the police and the judicial system goes hand in hand. Invading someone's privacy means nothing when the police is doing the meddling.
Ok, so story time..
Law enforcers suspected that Juan Pineda-Moreno was growing marijuana but couldn't find any real evidence to back up their case so they decided to put a GPS tracker on the Jeep that he owned and waited for results.
The officers used the GPS data as evidence which gave them information like the longitude and latitude of where the Jeep was driven, and how long it stayed. This was how they learned that the Jeep was driven to a remote rural area where agents discovered marijuana being grown.
Although Juan Pineda-Moreno pleaded guilty, he appealed saying that sneaking onto a person's driveway and secretly tracking their car violates a persons reasonable expectation of privacy.
Apparently, the officers went onto his property several times in the middle of the night without his knowledge and without his permission.
Now, they're going back and forth.. some people believe that in order to do any type of surveillance the officers should have gotten a warrant and without a warrant, what type of rights does a human being have when protecting themselves from law enforcers??
Others believe that a GPS tracker is similar to visually following a person which doesn't require a courts approval..
They say that this case will more than likely make it to the supreme court.
I already know how I feel about this.. but what about you?