This guest post was written by ACLU of Massachusetts legal fellow Nashwa Gewaily
Should the police be required to get a warrant in order to monitor our location via our cell phones?
The story about the motorcycle gang assault on an SUV driver in New York City keeps getting stranger. Yesterday we learned that one of the bikers involved in the assault is an undercover NYPD officer. Detective Braszczok has been arrested and charged with inciting a riot.
Now, NBC news New York reports that this undercover officer lived at Occupy Wall Street for months, reporting to the NYPD on what he saw and heard.
Fresh off our victory over DHS surveillance cameras in Cambridge, we need your help to keep Brookline safe and free!
We have worked together for years to ensure that Brookline remains a bastion of freedom and liberty, even as a creeping surveillance state has taken hold in other parts of the Commonwealth and nationwide.
Now we need your help again:
Newly released documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) suggest that since 2010 the FBI has warrantlessly tracked cell phones using sophisticated "sniffing" equipment called Stingrays.