By so-called “conservatives” in the comments at this Hot Air piece on whether the police should be required to get warrants to put tracking devices on cars.
I understand that public roads are public, and we have no expectation of privacy while driving on them; that’s why the police don’t need a warrant to tail persons of interest.
Being subject to tailing is a far cry from having every movement monitored without any effort by the police, though; if they want to tail someone, they have to expend far more resources than just sneaking up on your car in the middle of the night and planting a tracking device.
If the police want to spy on what goes on in a person’s house, they either must observe from public land, or get a warrant; cars are also private property, and the police should be no more permitted to plant devices without warrants than they can bug your phone line without one.
We need a Bureau of Sabotage.