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Friday, February 8, 2013

Local police to track you through your cell phone

The Police State wants to track your phone without a search warrant.

"Bill of Rights . . . What Bill of Rights?"
  • The Constitution is ignored over and over as both parties work hard to establish a massive 1984 Big Brother Police State.

Police State  -  Officials may gain access to intimate knowledge of the whereabouts of cell users in the Democrat run state of Maryland. Phone records could be handed over without a search warrant if a new bill passes.

A civil liberties group has labeled the proposal ‘invasive’.  Naturally the "small government" Republican Party is sponsoring this Big Brother Police state bill.  Defending freedom and the Bill of Rights is so old fashioned.  So 18th Century.

Listed as sponsors of the bill are Maryland Republican state Reps. John W. E. Cluster and Mike McDermott.  Republicans appear to believe that an unconstitutional Police State is a happy and safe state.

­The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has criticized government plans to allow law enforcement officials automatic access to these records, testifying against the intrusive tracking bill, House Bill 377 , on Tuesday. The bill is currently being considered by the Maryland House Judiciary Committee.

Those crazy Right-Wing Extremists said
police need a search warrant.

Law enforcement officials must obtain a search warrant prior to accessing such information, insisted ACLUM.

“Of all of the recent technological developments that have expanded the surveillance capabilities of law enforcement agencies at the expense of individual privacy, perhaps the most powerful is cell phone location tracking,” said the national American Civil Liberties Union last September, in response to knowledge they obtained that numerous police departments were tracking the devices without a search warrant anyway reports RT News USA.

In 2011, cell phone carriers responded to at least 1.3 million actual requests for subscriber information from law enforcement.

Mobile phones register their location with their networks several times a minute, so phone companies already have access to a vast quantity of information regarding details of when users have visited a certain place.

“Personal and often private information can be revealed by cell phone location tracking…the stakes are enormous,” said ACLUM

Naturally the Police State law enforcement officials say that it is not overly invasive.  But even better they dragged out the "Think of the Children" card and claimed this unconstitutional insanity could aid in locating the whereabouts of a missing child.

Many have pointed out that the bill comes into direct conflict with the Fourth Amendment right to privacy, and its passage could pave the way for wider state legislation that comes into direct conflict with federal law. Bills passed in individual states can often set a precedent and instigate future bills in other states.

Think of the Children
Idiot cops ignore the Bill of Rights and use children to grow the Police State.

In January 2012, in US v Jones, the Supreme Court ruled that the attachment of a GPS device to a vehicle “constituted a search under the Fourth Amendment.” It was declared unconstitutional to engage in similar tracking procedures without a search warrant, as the process of tracking someone’s movements through GPS was considered a similar practice to that of a search.

A bill to stop software developers secretly spying on the users of smart phone applications was also introduced by the US Senate Judiciary Committee in December 2012.Concerns were aired that there were few laws in place limiting how phone companies could use all the location data they amass.

(Washington Post)

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