A federal judge in Maryland has cleared the way for the Baltimore police department to go ahead with an aerial surveillance pilot program.
U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett in Baltimore on Friday denied a bid by local activists backed by the American Civil Liberties Union for a preliminary injunction that sought to prevent the Baltimore Police Department from operating the six-month pilot program aimed at combating crime. Bennett said the “limited” form of surveillance doesn’t amount to a search under the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution or burden speech under the 1st Amendment.
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