Judicial Orwellian snark alert!

Below excerpt is from an opinion written yesterday by U.S. magistrate judge Gregory Hollows in a GPS-related case. The plaintiff is suing the Redding, California police department and appears to want the cops' alleged recording of a bird's eye view of where he and his co-defendants were at the time of his arrest.

Excerpt: "The undersigned is familiar with GPS devices used by law enforcement insofar as he has authorized many GPS tracking requests in a criminal context, and has ordered a GPS monitor for persons on pretrial release. None, to the undersigned's knowledge, follow a person around recording a video or picture snapshot of every event in his life. Law enforcement might be quite interested in such an Orwellian "1984" device, if one existed and could be utilized."
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