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 April 1, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

And now some of the fall-out from the significant opinion out of Maryland that warrantless use of Stingray by police is unconstitutional. WTSP reports:

Lawyers in Baltimore have identified as many as 200 people who were sent to prison based on evidence police gathered with the help of a powerful cellphone tracking tool that a state court has now ruled was used illegally.

The ruling, issued Wednesday by Maryland’s second-highest court, said Baltimore police violated the Constitution when they used one of the tracking devices to catch a shooting suspect without first obtaining a search warrant. It was the first time an appeals court had weighed in directly on the legality of phone-trackers that have been widely — and mostly secretly — used by police agencies for nearly a decade.

Read more on WTSP.

  One Response to “200 imprisoned based on illegal cellphone tracking, review finds”

  1. One Word: DISGUSTING!

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