Government Cameras Hidden on Private Property? Welcome to Open Fields
Right now it appears that the government can put cameras on your land thanks to a liberal interpretation of the 4th Amendment.
Months prior, in 2018, the Tennessee landowner removed a game camera secretly strapped to a tree on his private land by wildlife officials in order to monitor his activity without apparent sanction or probable cause. Repeat: Hollingsworth’s residence was searched by U.S. government and state officials, dressed to the nines in assault gear, seeking to regain possession of a trail camera—the precise camera they had surreptitiously placed on his private acreage after sneaking onto his property at night, loading the camera with active SD and SIM cards, and zip-tying the device roughly 10′ high up a tree—all without a warrant.
This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2020/08/government-cameras-hidden-on-private-property-welcome-to-open-fields/.