Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One by one, little by little we are losing our privacy and our rights

SCOTUS Weighs Warrantless Cellphone Searches

 Sarah Jean Seman | Apr 29, 2014 

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday concerning the legality of policemen searching an arrested citizen’s cellphone without a warrant. The two cases, Riley v. California and United States v Wurie, solicited an hour each.
The AP reported:
     "People carry their entire lives on their cellphones," Justice Elena Kagan said.  
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from “unreasonable searches and seizures” when a warrant is not presented.  That is all the cops need to know !

another from "knuckledraggin my life away"         

To serve and search…..

Pennsylvania police officers no longer need a warrant to search a citizen’s vehicle, according to a recent state Supreme Court opinion.
The high court’s opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights and police powers.
Previously, citizens could refuse an officer’s request to search a vehicle. In most cases, the officer would then need a warrant — signed by a judge — to conduct the search.
That’s no longer the case, according to the opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery.        
Further into the article you’ll find this:
Lancaster defense attorney Michael Winters noted that police still need good reasons to pull over a vehicle and conduct a search.
“This does not mean that they may search every vehicle they stop,” Winters said. “They must still develop probable cause before they are permitted to search your vehicle without a warrant.”

Yes it does. We all know how honest the police are and how they’re (not) bound by the Constitution. This ruling means they can stop and search any fucking vehicle they want. All they have to do is say they smelled weed. That defense attorney is living in la-la land.

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