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 lawsuit 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!