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Tire chalking to enforce parking spot time limits ruled unconstitutional


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Parking MeterTire chalking, the practice many cities and police departments use to measure the amount of time a car has been in a parking spot, was ruled unconstitutional on Monday. According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, where Judge Bernice Bouie Donald wrote the unanimous verdict for the three-judge panel, tire chalking is a form of...

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Police departments may adapt to the ruling. Per the report, there is nothing to stop officers from snapping a photo of a car to gather the same amount of information on a parked car. A photo would not infringe on any Fourth Amendment rights.

When I read the article title, I immediately thought "what's to stop them taking a photo? It is 2019 after all."  

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Nothing today. However, before the advent of cameras in cell phones, were all cops issued cameras as standard patrol equipment - let alone the now popular body cams?

I was surprised to see this case originated out of Michigan.

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