Calif. Muslim to Sue FBI for Secret GPS Surveillance FBI planted tracking device on plaintiff’s car without warrant
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/1/11) â€“- On Wednesday, March 2, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a noon news conference in Washington, D.C., to announce a lawsuit against the FBI for violating the constitutional rights of Yasir Afifi, a Santa Clara, Calif., Muslim who discovered a secret GPS tracking device on his car.
Afifi is one of only a few people known to have found an FBI tracking device on their vehicle. Last fall, he made news nationwide when a mechanic discovered the device under his car. A friend posted pictures of the device online, asking if anyone knew what it was. FBI agents later appeared at Afifiâ€™s door and demanded that the device be returned to the bureau.