Category Archives: Pole cameras

ND: Pole camera surveillance caught def frequenting a trailer park known for drug sales; he was stopped there with RS

Reasonable suspicion existed to detain defendant for coming into a trailer park known for its drug sales. Police had a pole camera set up recording comings and goings, and defendant had been there multiple times before. On the totality of … Continue reading

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HuffPo: Newark’s Surveillance System Puts Communities Of Color Under Constant Watch

HuffPo: Newark’s Surveillance System Puts Communities Of Color Under Constant Watch by Kiara Alfonseca: The Citizen Virtual Patrol, a 24/7 public surveillance system, lets anyone watch the city’s streets from anywhere at any time, through as many as 127 cameras.

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D.Mass.: Eight months of constant pole camera digital recording of all comings and goings from defendants’ house violated their reasonable expectation of privacy under Carpenter

The government intends to use at trial parts of eight months of constant pole camera digital recording of all comings and goings from defendants’ house. Such recording and preserving it violated their reasonable expectation of privacy under Carpenter and chilled … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: No REP in a pole camera’s view in a public place

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy as to a pole camera on business property in a public area. United States v. Gbenedio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83682 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 29, 2019). The alleged fact of a telephone call … Continue reading

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E.D.Wis.: Stationary video surveillance of a common area not subject to Carpenter

Stationary video surveillance outside an apartment building of common areas is not at all analogous to Carpenter. “The defendant urges the court to compare his facts to those in Whitaker. Dkt. No. 223 at 9. The defendant argues that a … Continue reading

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E.D.Wis.: Govt planting video camera in neighbor’s house aiming at def’s backyard didn’t violate 4A

Officers put a video camera in defendant’s back neighbor’s house to look at defendant’s back yard over the long term. This was similar to a pole camera, except that its view was the same as the back neighbor’s, and it … Continue reading

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C.D.Ill.: 18 month pole camera surveillance of def’s house didn’t violate REP

18 month pole camera surveillance of defendant’s house didn’t violate his reasonable expectation of privacy. United States v. Tuggle, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127333 (C.D. Ill. July 31, 2018):

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D.S.D.: Pole camera surveillance was troubling, but for def being on supervised release with a reduced REP

Pole camera surveillance of defendant may have been intrusive, and the court is sensitive to the ability of a pole camera to invade on privacy, but this case turns on defendant being on supervised release with a lower expectation of … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: Long-term pole camera surveillance over the fence surrounding defendant’s junkyard violated his REP

Long-term pole camera surveillance over the fence surrounding defendant’s junkyard violated his reasonable expectation of privacy where the average person couldn’t see over the fence merely walking by. The court differentiates the flyover cases because long-term video surveillance is unusual … Continue reading

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NYTimes: In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

NYTimes: In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You by By Rick Rojas: Surveillance cameras monitored by the police have become a ubiquitous presence in many cities. In Newark, anyone with internet access is allowed to watch. And a … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?

NYTimes: Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem? By Timothy Williams Armed with advanced gadgets and mapping, officers can get to crime scenes “in time to see the guy still shooting.” But what does it mean for residents’ privacy? … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: 21 month pole camera surveillance of def’s front door was reasonable

Pole camera surveillance of defendant’s house for 21 months didn’t violate Fourth Amendment. He had a subjective reasonable expectation privacy, but it’s not one that society is prepared to recognize as reasonable. The court traces Katz to Jardines, and concludes … Continue reading

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