MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody’s movements without obtaining search warrants, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
However, the District 4 Court of Appeals said it was “more than a little troubled” by that conclusion and asked Wisconsin lawmakers to regulate GPS use to protect against abuse by police and private individuals.
As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights — even if the drivers aren’t suspects.
Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure, Judge Paul Lundsten wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel based in Madison.
So they don’t need a reason to tag your car and find out everyone you have had contact with. If this mentality is allowed to proceed why not make it mandatory to make tracking devices mandatory on all vehicles. Better yet make it mandatory to embed GPS tracking devices then if you have associations with groups that the government finds undesirable we can track your every move. You don’t have to do anything wrong for the collective to track you, all we need is a perceived threat to the collective. They are already trying to pull the same bullshit with our guns. Soon you will need government permission to leave your government owned housing.