May 31, 2007
Discussion Topic: Should Wardens Use Hidden Cameras on State Lands?
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From ZDNet Government:
If you’ve been walking in the woods lately and felt someone watching you, maybe they were - via surveillance camera. In northwestern Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources is using cameras hidden in the trees to catch scofflaws, reports the Associated Press. . . .
One of the offenders . . . claimed entrapment and invasion of privacy. However, the County District Court Judge ruled that the ATV owner had no expectation of privacy on land owned by the state, [and] that there was no entrapment . . . .
What do you think?