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Can cops legally fire “GPS bullets” at fleeing cars to track suspects?


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:02 AM

 

What if there was a way for law enforcement to track suspects fleeing crime scenes in cars without the danger of a high speed pursuit that could put suspects, officers, and civilians at risk? One company claims to have just the solution. Is it legal?

 Poor criminals. LOL.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/can-cops-legally-fire-gps-bullets-at-fleeing-cars-to-track-suspects/

 



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

In the US, in my opinion it passes the probable cause test when you have a fleeing suspect. Is there the possibility of misuse? Absolutely. But the question was is it legal? When probable cause is raised, it passes that test therefore should be legal in the US.

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