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dragnet

1. a heavy or weighted net used to scour the bottom of a pond, river, etc., as when searching for something
2. any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons

Dragnet

radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
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In addition, although the courts ruling was limited to statutory interpretation, such dragnet surveillance also clearly violates the Fourth Amendment rights of all Americans.
During a single flight, the dragnet data collection will scoop up identifying information and the general location of thousands of cellphones.
Jane Gardner creates and performs an exclusive new score for Dragnet Girl and music plays a big part in the festival.
A dragnet is a net dragged along the sea bed which traps small fish and other small sea-life.
UNDERCOVER police staged a dragnet to nab pickpockets preying on women.
Is that dragnet that USC's athletic department is trying to throw over coach Pete Carroll really Dolphin-safe?
In addition to its link-analysis effort, the NSA operated a dragnet of Americans' electronic communications with eerie echoes of Operation Shamrock.
The huge lake in the new town had been drained but Northumbria Water Authority's dragnet to save the stock of fish had failed and more than 30,000 were left in pools of water only a few inches deep and stuck in mud banks.
When viruses lie dormant in a cell, they can escape the drugs' dragnet.
Has the figure who memorably declared himself a "slipping glimpser" slipped through the broad dragnet of Stevens and Swan's scrutiny?
18) Ironically, suspect databanks created through dragnets may provide less protection for those who voluntarily provide genetic material than for those who are actually indicted but then acquitted, since in many states the law requires the destruction of DNA evidence once a person is exonerated but leaves dragnet databases completely unregulated.