FBI Sued for Warrantless GPS Surveillance of Calif. Muslim

FBI Sued for Warrantless GPS Surveillance of Calif. Muslim
Suit says bureau violated student’s First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/2/11) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today filed a civil rights lawsuitGPS Spying on Student! against the FBI on behalf of a California Muslim who found a secret GPS tracking device that was placed on his car without first obtaining a warrant.

CAIR announced the filing of the lawsuit at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington, D.C., attended by Yasir Afifi, the Santa Clara, Calif., student who discovered the device when he took his car in for an oil change. A friend of Afifi’s posted pictures of the device online, asking if anyone knew what it was. FBI agents later demanded that the device be returned to the bureau. see: GPS Spying on Student!