Tribune-Review: Equal enforcement for all: Set StingRay standard (Editorial)

Tribune-Review: Equal enforcement for all: Set StingRay standard (Editorial):

A new, bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report rightly calls for a national standard governing all federal, state and local law enforcers’ use of devices that mimic cellphone towers to capture all nearby cellphone transmissions — not just those of targeted suspects’ cellphones.

When used without warrants, these devices — commonly known as “StingRays” after the brand name of a widely used version — mock Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. As an interim step, the report urges that other agencies seeking StingRays follow policies adopted in 2015 by the Homeland Security and Justice departments that in most cases require warrants to use such devices.

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