Jayni D. - LLI Cleveland
The police should be allowed to use GPS to find people. GPS tracking will save police the hassle of trying to locate multiple people. More than likely, if the police want to locate someone, it is for a good reason. Usually, a criminal will try to hide so the police won’t find them, then essentially end up getting away with the crime they committed.
Police should not need a warrant to use GPS tracking. If people aren’t doing anything wrong, then they have nothing to be worried about. According to the case of, “Timothy Ivory Carpenter v. United States of America,” the government, “offers specific and articulable facts showing that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the records sought are relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation. “This shows how the police are still lawfully using GPS’s track people they believe are criminals.
“That’s No Phone. That’s my Tracker” has stated “new research suggests that by cross referencing your geographical data…” This quote shows that police can use GPS tracking to learn your location habits, which can help the police provide you with help when you need it, but you might not be able to contact the proper authorities. When the police know your location, at least you can be sure that whenever you are in danger or an uncertain situation, the police will be there for you.
Either way, if you don’t want the police to know your location, then just turn your GPS off. Today, when people are on Snapchat, random people are able to know their location and they are okay with it, but when police want to use GPS to know their location, they see it as police misusing their power. It’s amazing to see how people are okay with strangers knowing their location, but when it comes to police or people that provide you with safety, people act as if it’s an invasion of privacy.