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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
That said, this is entirely different and I would agree that a warrant should not be necessary. It's not necessary for the police to have a warrant for every household in a jurisdiction when they send up a police helicopter to survey the area. Why should a drone be different? I'm quite sure, however, that if they noticed you had pot plants growing in your backyard they'd have to get a warrant before entering the property.
People seem to revel in the ability to use their smartphones to film or take pics of everybody they see on the street doing whatever, and especially if they catch the police in some action, and posting it up on youtube or whatever for the world to see. Personally, I no longer have any expectation of privacy of my person when I'm out on the street or anywhere not surrounded by four walls and a roof. Since I'm not doing anything illegal, I'd much rather a drone pass by than a nosy neighbor with a smartphone pointed over the fence.
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He knows if you are sleeping,
He knows if your awake.
he knows if you've been bad or good
You better be good for goodness sake...
I have no problem with drones equipped with STANDARD REGULAR camera's. But when they start using specialized equipment without warrants, thats a whole 'nother ball game. That specialized equipment is being used to look at things that the normal eye cannot. IE it is looking beyond what can normally be seen. Those things need a requirement of a warrant as it is searching beyond what is publicly available.
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Then I guess I don't need permission to HUNT them. 8)
effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall ...
"Be secure" means you have a right to be protected from searches and seizures without probable cause (case law) or warrant. "Persons" means your body and the clothes you are wearing, "effects" means possessions or property. If the government can not search your body and clothes, your home, your papers or your possessions without probable cause or a warrant, then you have a right to privacy. I don't think that is ambiguous.
Last edited by Hard Truth; 07-30-13 at 02:21 PM.