New York Court Rules On GPS Trackers
Privacy advocates and law enforcement agencies have long been butted heads over the application of monitoring individuals via GPS trackers. Law enforcement agencies have strongly been in favor of the practice of covertly equipping potential criminal’s automobiles with GPS tracking units as a cost-effective way to gather evidence, and at the same time keep officers out of the line of danger. On the other side of the argument, privacy advocates suggest that the practice of attaching GPS vehicle trackers onto private citizen’s automobiles infringes on the individual’s personal rights and freedoms. After reviewing evidence from an FBI investigation where the government agency used a GPS tracker to gather evidence on a drug trafficker, the highest court in the state of New York came out with a groundbreaking decision that would change the way law enforcement use GPS tracking devices.
GPS Tracker Decision
Although the decision by the New York Court may not have gathered as much attention as “The Decision” LeBron James made when he decided to take his talents to South Beach, the court ruling will have a lasting impact on the way police go about gathering evidence on criminal activity. After carefully reviewing the evidence and the route in which the New York law enforcement agents used GPS tracking technology, the New York courts came to the conclusion that no police or law enforcement agency can use evidence gathered from a GPS vehicle tracking unit unless they first obtained a warrant to use that tracker. The court made it very clear that a warrant must be obtained prior to the installation of a GPS tracker.
The decision New York high courts made regarding the new steps that law enforcement must make prior to using GPS devices may have made it more difficult for police to conduct surveillance operations, but it does create some oversight on the controversial practice.
Knicks Must Pull Trigger To Get Howard
When will the madness end! When will the Orlando Magic cure themselves of the headache that is causing so much pain for the franchise? Every single week a new trade rumor pops up surrounding the all-star center from Orlando, but for some odd reason the Magic appear to be gun shy about making a deal that would send Dwight Howard to another franchise. Compounding the complicated situation is the fact that Howard has zero desire to resign with the only franchise he has ever known. Although many of the trade rumbling bumblings in the rumor mill have mentioned a number of talented players being swapped for Howard, a recent rumor that includes a package consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler is something that both the Knicks and Magic should peruse heavily.
Why A Howard To New York Trade Works For Orlando
The Orlando Magic currently remind this sportswriter of the guy whose girlfriend is cheating on him with the entire town, but for some reason can't seem to recognize what the hell is happening. Orlando needs to look in the the mirror and realize that this guy is gone. The only question is are they going to let him go for nothing, butchering the franchise for years, or get some real value for him. By sending Howard to the Knicks the Magic would acquire a player in Stoudemire who has had proven success in a up-tempo offense, the same type currently being used in Florida. On top of that, Orlando would also acquire a defensive presence in Tyson Chandler. With Stoudemire under contract for many years to come, the Magic would get a franchise player, a proven commodity in Chandler and the talent required to contend in the eastern conference for years to come.