Supreme Court to Hear D.C. Case on Police GPS Tracking

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(Washington Ecaminer) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will decide whether police can install Global Positioning System devices on suspects’ cars to track them without first acquiring a warrant.  The high court will review a Washington case in which D.C. police put a GPS device on the Jeep of Antoine Jones, a nightclub owner suspected of operating a cocaine distribution ring. The police tracked Jones’ movements for a month, and he was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to life in prison partly because of the GPS surveillance.  Jones’ lawyer, Stephen Leckar, said police used a machine that noted Jones’ location every 10 seconds for a month.  “That’s putting a human being under a microscope, and that’s just not right,” he said.

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