California police cannot browse through cellphones during arrest without a warrant, new law states
1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Good. probably. over acting? I don't know. lol.
3. android_hitman (Posts: 665; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
that's pure stupid, they should be allowed to search your phone and keep it confidential.
imagine if they are searching for a kidnapped person and on the kidnappers phone they find GPS coordinates they could save lives faster.
lets give rights to criminals... fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
11. Geeksarebest (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
Yeah, because a kidnapper is going to keep a set of coordinates that says "Body dumped here. X"
13. waveydavey (unregistered)
In this instance, a warrant could be easily obtained so long as the police had probable cause to believe the kidnapper was stupid enough to keep said information on his mobile phone. It's not exactly **difficult** for police to obtain warrants these days.
4. Nofan (unregistered)
Android Hitman imagine if you have confidential pictures of your gf or wife on there....yeah they will keep quiet after they show EVERYBODY.
5. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
@androidhitman in this country you aren't a criminal until convicted. Police make a good living let them earn their pay
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
@Nofan - or texts with gf that the wife doesn't know about....
There is also the concept of probable cause, which got shredded by the supreme court ruling. The article pointed out that the portable electronic device can still be confiscated pending application for a search warrant, so I don't see how this is a win for the bad guys.
7. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
just be happy you dont live in indiana, cops can walk in your house whenever they please....
10. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Sounds like a 4th amendment suit waiting to happen.
8. exo2u (unregistered)
anybody that doesn't realize that cops already have way too much power is retarded and you truly don't know what the real world is like. Good for cali
9. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Glad to see California get it right for once.
If they have a valid reason to search the phone, then getting a warrant should be no problem.
I'm tired of hearing about people complaining about the rights of "criminals." We have to protect the rights of EVERYONE, or they won't be there for YOU when you need them. Take away those "rights" and it's easy to call anyone a criminal. Then what?
Rules like this are what protect us.. Take those away and the government can do whatever they want. You get tyranny.
Sorry, if some guy gets picked up for speeding, drunk driving, or something like that, there's no reason to search the phone barring something else tipping off probable cause to ask for a warrant.
14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Police officers will do whatever they want to do and will get away with it, so who cares. Just stay away from them by not breaking the law, period.
15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
This is a good law. We have enough of our civil liberties violated as it is.
19. Tiredofthebull (unregistered)
People don't you understand what is happening with this country! it's become a socialist country with laws .how about the new law that give the police power to arrest anyone and take them strait to jail for 10 days, with no trial prof or reason! Sound nazi germany, next thing they will want is your papers. People we need to wake up from all the lies they tell us. What happened to land of the free?