SAN FRAN -The FBI has been caught placing hidden microphones in public places in order to catch criminals. Agents hid microphones inside light fixtures and at a bus stop outside a courthouse in Oakland, California without a warrant to record conversations in an attempt to get evidence in a real estate fraud case. The future that George Orwell outlined in the book 1984 is pretty much here…
It’s one thing to engage in warantless surveillance when there’s an immediate danger of terrorism in order to protect lives. But do you think the government should be able to hide microphones in public places to catch real estate fraudsters? Are you OK with the possibility that everything you say could be listened to by the police?
That would be a violation of the 4th Amendment. And if the government violates the 4th Amendment, they can violate the 1st or the 2nd Amendment as well. The government has taken this too far, and it’s time to take our rights back.